#Philippines, #Travel

Fly from Manila to New York in 15 Hours! @FlyPAL

Manila to New York @FlyPAL

Yup, you got that right—15 hours only! Starting October 29, 2018, PHILIPPINE AIRLINES now flies non-stop to New York onboard their newest and most modern aircraft of its generation, the Airbus A350!

This, they say, is the second to the longest non-stop flight next to Singapore Airlines, and it’s the fastest way from Manila to the Big Apple with no more stopovers via Tokyo or Taipei, unlike my experience before that took 22 hours of travel time.

 

Manila to New York @FlyPAL

Plus, foodies flying out to New York with PAL, who want to enjoy authentic American steak, do not have to wait before landing to indulge their craving as business class passengers on the non-stop flights to New York will experience top global brand Wolfgang’s Steakhouse gourmet quality steak dinners on board.

Among my favorites in PAL’s prime New York route’s mouthwatering menu were Wolfgang’s Fillet Mignon, Striploin Steak, Grilled Chilean Seabass, French onion soup and the glorious New York Cheesecake.

It was definitely an upgrade experience for passengers flying to New York in Business Class! Check out the new extra wide body Airbus A350…

Read more: Steaks fly Sky-High as PAL partners with Wolfgang’s Steakhouse for their nonstop flight to New York! @flypal

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES
Landline: (02) 855 8888
Facebook: flyPAL
Website: www.philippineairlines.com

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#Hotels, #Philippines, #Restaurants, #Travel, Dumaguete, Food, Staycation

Atmosphere Resorts: 10th Year Anniversary Celebration (Let’s Go to Dumaguete!)

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Our good friends at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa are celebrating 10 years in the Phillippines on November 30th and December 1st. The two-day celebration will be full of activities and events that will highlight some of the best of what Dumaguete has to offer.

It’s guaranteed to be a blast, and if you’ve ever had plans on visiting Dumaguete, NOW is the time to go!

You’ll be able to choose from 10 of these Atmosphere Anniversary Specials until December 19th!    

  1. Spread your belongings over at least 10 more square meters by receiving a Room Upgrade
  2. Cycle at least 10 K on your holiday during your guided Mountain Bike ride through the scenic mountains of Negros
  3. Eat your Daily Dessert in 10 heavenly bites after your dinner**
  4. Feel the power of 10 skilled fingers during your Executive Back Massage
  5. Do 10 sun salutations during your divine Yoga Class*
  6. Dive to at least 10 meters during your Scuba Dive on our amazing house reef***
  7. Try to spot 10 turtles around Apo Island during your Apo island Snorkeling Trip****
  8. Pamper your 10 fingers and 10 toes with a Manicure and Pedicure
  9. Make at least 10 fin kicks during your Scuba Experience in the pool
  10. Taste up to 10 wines during your delicious Wine Tasting

This offer is valid for stays of minimum 3 nights until December 19 through any booking channels – please contact [email protected] before your stay to confirm your chosen 10 Year Anniversary Special at least 48 hours before arrival. One item per adult for fully paying guest – non-transferable. You can book by phone +63(35)4006940, +63(0)9177221042, via [email protected] or via our online booking engine, and to avail of the Special, mention “10 Year Anniversary Special” in your booking.

Atmosphere Resorts & Spa Philippines
Maayong Tubig, Dauin, 6217 Negros Oriental. Philippines
Telephone: +63 35 400 6940
Mobile: +63 917 700 2048. +63 998 960 2289
Email:  [email protected]
Web: atmosphereresorts.com
Facebook: @atmosphere.resorts
Instagram: atmosphereresorts

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#Restaurants

VATOS: Mexican Flare Meets Korean Flavors

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Vatos Urban Tacos is a Korean-Mexican restaurant founded by three Korean-Americans – Sid, Kenny, and Juweon. Vatos is the union of the food they grew up with – Korean food at home and Mexican food from the neighborhood. Originating from Korea, Vatos first expanded to Singapore, and then the Philippines.

How does Vatos fuse Mexican and Korean?

VATOS URBAN TACOS
Net Park Building, 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
Operating Hours
Sunday- Thursday 8 AM – 11 PM
Friday 8 AM – 1 AM
Saturday 8 AM – 12 MN
Telephone: +632 246-9069
Facebook: Vatos Urban Tacos Philippines
Instagram: @vatosphilippines
Website: www.vatosph.com

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Social Media Week Manila: Finding our missing human links in the digital age (Don’t Miss this!)

Social Media used to be a very different place. For an instance, back in 2009, people simply used Facebook to communicate with friends, reconnect with estranged grade school buddies, or to keep in touch with a grandma who lives overseas.

But with Facebook’s present landscape of 2.23 Billion active users, social media has truly evolved into something more. It’s no longer just a tool for simple communication, it has become a powerhouse for influencing businesses, reaching audiences, and cool marketing tactics.

Social Media’s continuous growth open lots of opportunities more than we can keep up with. Luckily, a pool of passionate people thought of putting together a conference that can further the discussion on social media, technology, and digital marketing.

Hence, the birth of Social Media Week.

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#Philippines, #Travel

Enchanting Siquijor: A scarily beautiful piece of Paradise!

In the Philippines, when people talk about “Siquijor” they instinctively associate it with witchcraft, magic, folklore and mythical beings.

You see, most Filipinos grew up hearing frightening stories about this supposedly scary island and how it is home to many age-old tales of kulam, aswang and the infamous Balete tree.

Which may all be true many years back (according to our guide), but is now just a common misconception (or is it?) when it comes to describing what this tiny mystical Island has to offer.

Some may say that the stories often linked to the island are part of its curse, but I would like to think that it’s not. I’d say it’s part of this beautiful islands mystique and charm.

Because little does everyone know that this incredibly quaint island is home to some of the best-kept secrets in the Philippines.

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#Travel, Czech Republic

AVALON Danube River Cruise: Is it Worth It? (Budapest to Prague)

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It was awesome to experience my first river cruise along the Danube River in Eastern Europe with an awesome group of top travel agents from Manila. It’s like staying in a floating hotel, cruising from one town to another while having a lazy champagne breakfast or just chilling on the sundeck or in the comforts of your stateroom.

It’s a lot better than going on an Ocean Cruise because it can dock directly beside the city and you just literally walk into town. The experience is all-inclusive—walking tours from a local guide and eat-and-drink-all-you-can breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Here are the details of the actual Danube River Cruise that we took. There were changes in our itinerary because of the low river level due to a long drought during the European summer season. We had to go by land from Budapest to Vienna and board a different Avalon ship, missing Nuremberg, Germany.

THE BLUE DANUBE DISCOVERY
Deluxe 7-night cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection Beds.

Cruise details:
13 days – Budapest to Prague (Cruise Code WBN)
Avalon Passion (Dept # 1024)
Start Budapest – October 24 – November 5

Cruise fee:
Land/Cruise – $3,809
Cruise Only – $2,799
Gratuities to Local Guides & excursion drivers are included.
+ Tip to Cruise Director & Crew (~ $300)
Port Charges $168

All Departures are guaranteed.

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Here’s a complete guide to the Avalon Danube River Cruise experience with all the awesome highlights for you to decide: Is it Worth it?

BARON TRAVEL CORPORATION
3rd Floor, PCCI Corporate Center 118 L.P. Leviste Street
Salcedo Village, Makati City, Philippines
Telephone: +632 817 4926
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.barontravel.ph

AVALON WATERWAYS
5301 South Federal Circle Littleton, CO 80123
Your Dreams Come True with the Most Epic Views.
A River Cruise product from the Globus Family
Facebook: Avalon Waterways
Instagram: @avalonwaterways
Websitehttps://www.avalonwaterways.com/

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#Restaurants

KAM’S ROAST PH: Secret Menu – Pei Pa Duck!

Kam’s Roast Ph has a secret menu! It’s Pei Pa Duck marinated with 25-year aged orange peel, then butterflied and bathed in oil. The result? An extremely super crispy skin, with meat juicy and tender with fat, that’s bursting with flavor!

Kam’s Roast is an internationally-acclaimed and Michelin-starred restaurant in Hong Kong popular for their HK roasts. In Hong Kong, Kam’s roast is best known for their goose, but given the constraints of importation of poultry from China, Kam’s Roast Ph serves something close to roast duck, which is just as flavorful and succulent, especially when it comes with my favorite plum sauce.

Foodee Global Concepts, the group behind Tim Ho Wan, Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodle, and Todd English Food Hall is responsible for bringing the famous roasts to Manila.

Here’s why we love Kam’s new secret dish…

Kam’s Roast
3rd Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, Megamall
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Facebook: @KamsRoastPhilippines
Instagram: @kamsroastphilippines

Related Article: Kam’s Roast in Manila: Is it as Good as Hong Kong??

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Shanghainese Cuisine at Hua Ting @HiltonManila

The newly opened Hilton Manila brings in Hua Ting, a Chinese restaurant with a focus on Shanghainese cuisine. Hua Ting – Brasserie Chinoise is one of the few Chinese restaurants in Manila to offer this.. Shanghai cuisine focuses on retaining the taste of the raw ingredients, and also emphasizes the use of condiments.

Hua Ting is inspired by Hua Ting Road in the Old Shanghai famed for its row of Shanghainese restaurants. See what’s in store for you at Hua Ting…

Hua Ting
2F, 1 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay
Contact #:
+632 239 7788
Instagram: @hiltonmanila
Website: www.hiltonmanila.com

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#Restaurants

Nespresso Freestyle Moments by Bruce Ricketts (Photo Essay)

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We feel honored to have witnessed the culinary evolution of Bruce Ricketts and we always look forward to tasting his passion on the plate.

Looking back at my archives, I realized we’ve covered almost all of our foodie moments with Bruce’s culinary creations like fanboys. We met him during his Food Truck by Chef Broosy days in 2012 before he retreated to BF after a failed stint at Robot. We have fallen in love with his food ever since.

• SENSEI SUSHI by Chef Bruce “Broosy” Ricketts (2012)
• MECHA UMA: “Absurdly Delicious” Food by Chef Bruce Ricketts! (2014)
• OOMA-licious! Bold Japanese Comfort Food by Chef Bruce Ricketts @Ooma_PH @SMMegaMall (First Look) (2015)
• LA CHINESCA BF: A Taste of Chef Bruce Ricketts’ First Love–Mexican Food! (Review) (2017)
LA CHINESCA GRID: The Grid: A First Look at Rockwell’s Food Market! (2018)

It was awesome to have a taste of how a passionate culinary master would do a branded collaboration for the first time with Nespresso’s Master Origin coffee series. Aside from the memorable orgasmic creations, I learned a lot on how branded collaborations should be executed as a master would.

This is another story for the blogging history books, a living tribute to a culinary lodi in Manila.

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