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Exploring More of Ilocos #LakbayNorte7

Ilocos remains to be one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines, despite the fact that it is located in the northernmost part of Luzon. The province is rich in history, littered with natural beauty, and booming with good food.

Take a journey and check out 10 spots you shouldn’t miss in Ilocos…

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The Farmhouse at EDL: An Educational Farm Tour #LakbayNorte7

The Farmhouse at EDL is a premiere farm tourism destination in Tarlac. They have simple rooms available for booking but the main highlight of this place is their farm tour.

Every time there’s an offer to spend time at a farm, you can bet that I’ll be there.

But is it worth the 6AM call-time?

The Farmhouse by EDL
EDL Drive Sitio Nueve Barangay Dolores Capas Tarlac, Tarlac City, 2315
Telephone: +63 917 709 6908 / +63 45-206-3345
Email: The Farmhouse by EDL

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10 Places to Visit in Tarlac #LakbayNorte7

Tarlac is located in Central Luzon and is best known for its vast sugar plantations and its ties to the Cojuangco-Aquino family. On journeys to the North, Tarlac is most often just a pit stop as well. So, what else is there do in Tarlac?

This year’s leg of Lakbay Norte 7 brought us to an extensive trip of sight, sense, and smell through Tarlac.

Here are the 10 Places to Visit and things to do at Tarlac…

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Bulacan: A Spot for Every Kind of Traveler #LakbayNorte7

Bulacan is dubbed “The Gateway to the North,” for it is the first province you come across as you pass by the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).

Through this year’s Lakbay Norte 7, I was able to see what else Bulacan had to offer apart from being a pit stop.

Here are the sights and activities for every kind of traveler in Bulacan…

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2018 Restaurant Trends, Food Discoveries and Insights from @MadridFusion

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Madrid Fusion is the most influential culinary congress in the food world, not to mention a haven for the gastronomic Spanish cuisine.

Now on its 16th year with the theme “Fourth Generation: Those Who Own the Future“, the Congress is meant to showcase how you can future-proof your restaurant business and satisfy the ever-evolving demands of the food industry.

I’ve attended Madrid Fusion for the last 4 years, and this year is a turning point–a passing of the baton to the next culinary generation.

Here are the key restaurant trends, food discoveries, and personal insights from Madrid Fusion 2018

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Bambanti Festival: Isabela’s Scarecrow Festival

 

A big part of the lives of people from the Northern Philippines is Agriculture – the bread and butter of most families, if you will. So much of their lives revolve around grains and produce that it’s only fitting for them to dedicate an annual festival for it.

“Bambanti” is the Ilocano term for scarecrow. The watchguards of their fields and farms. This year, 20 out of 34 municipalities joined in the festivities.

Here’s a recap of my first time at Bambanti Festival 2018:

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CUBA LIBRE: Is Manila Ready for Cuban Cuisine? (First Look)

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CUBA LIBRE is a Cuban restaurant where customers feel as though they are eating home-cooked meals that you can find in Grandma’s kitchen.

Bringing in food that is celebratory, homecooked and accessible to the Philippines in a cantina style setting.

Both Cuba and the Philippines were colonies of Spain at the same time, so it’s not hard for Pinoys to enjoy the meals, with dishes that share similar flavor profiles.

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It features striking décor, festive lights, art-covered walls, and affordable prices at a prime location in Serendra BGC. It’s not hard to be curious and try what Cuba Libre has to bring…

A pineapple mojito costs Php99 and full meal start at Php 250 complete with a main dish, side dishes, and seasoned rice.

CUBA LIBRE
Ground Floor, Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Instagram: @cubalibreph

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A Funny Lion Coron Adventure! (Is your Coron experience like this?)

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Coron, Palawan is no stranger to every Filipino’s bucket list. Many Pinoys have never even been to Palawan, but they’ll definitely agree that Coron is one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines.

Having been blessed with precious beaches, limestone cliffs, freshwater lakes, and spectacular diving spots filled with WWII sunken warships, Coron offers unparalleled experiences and picturesque scenery! It’s no wonder Travel+Leisure declared Coron part of the world’s best islands.

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There are only a few luxury resorts in Coron. One I highly recommend is The Funny Lion, a safari-themed eco-boutique resort, conveniently located in the heart of Coron Town, 30 minutes away from Busuanga Airport.

Here’s a complete guide to our roaring adventure in Coron, Palawan…

THE FUNNY LION
Sitio Jolo, Poblacion V, Coron Palawan
Landline: 632 856 1443 | 553 9549
Mobile: +63 917 861 9441
Facebook: thefunnylion
E-mail: inquiries@thefunnylion.com
Website: http://thefunnylion.com

Check out low The Funny Lion rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

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Van Gogh is Bipolar: Are you in the Mood for Vangogh?

Van Gogh is Bipolar is a unique restaurant in Maginhawa that revolves around the idea of healing and setting moods. It is perhaps one of the most well-known and long-lasting restaurants in the area.

To reduce the place to the word “quirky” is a disservice, as this restaurant is more than just that. They make an effort to spread awareness about being bipolar and other mental illnesses.

Here’s my first-time experience at VGIB…

Van Gogh is Bipolar
154 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village Diliman, 1103 Quezon City, Philippines
Operating Hours: Lunch 12 NN-3 PM / Dinner 6PM Onwards
Mobile: 
 +63 922 824 3051
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Social Business Summit 2018: Insights and Learnings Recap

GK Enchanted Farm: Scaling Towards Social Progress

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The 5th Annual Global Social Business Summit was a total success, a 3-day event that brought some of the best minds in Social Entropanurship and innovation, together to share stories and ideas with the next generation of socially responsible

Fot for the past 5 years, GK has organized a Social Business Summit where social entrepreneurs from around the globe come to share their stories of their struggles and success.

The summit is possibly the largest annual gathering of social entrepreneurs in SE Asia.

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Gawad Kalinga / GK Enchanted Farms is a Social enterprise which aims to end poverty for 5 million families in the Philippines.

The organization is made up of a group of dedicated volunteers and education professionals who have a practical and efficient solution to tackling the endemic poverty that is a reality for millions of Filipinos.

Their mission has been to empower the youth born into poverty by educating them in skills that will benefit them and their community.

GK Enchanted Farms

Pandi-Angat Rd, Angat, Bulacan Philippines
Hours: 8am-5pm Tuesday – Sunday
Closed Mondays
Landline: 0916 225 3363
Web: gk1world.com

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