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April 2018

#Travel, Barcelona

10 Dishes To Try in Barcelona?! @DevourBarcelona

Discover Barcelona beyond its century-old churches, striking Gaudi masterpieces, football, and long sunny beaches- through its food, that’s central to any authentic Spanish experience!

Spain has an incredibly rich food culture, and it’s a fun place to search for new and exciting dishes to try…

 

DEVOUR FOOD TOURS (BARCELONA)
Devour Spain SL; B72261142, Calle San Simón, 5, Bajo B
Madrid, 28012
Landline: +883 510008273389
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.devourbarcelonafoodtours.com

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#Travel, Japan, Taiwan

Star Cruises: From Manila to Visa-Free Taiwan and Okinawa!


Star Cruises is now offering visa-free tours to two of Asia’s hottest summer destinations.  This year, Star Cruises’ SuperStar Virgo will call Manila her home port from April until May.

The 5-day cruise takes you to Taiwan and Japan without the hassle of securing a visa.

UntitledThe SuperStar Virgo is a 13-deck luxury cruise ship with 935 cabins including ‘sea-view’ and balcony suites.

There are a wide variety of international restaurants that range from; Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Western, and an al fresco bar.

The ship also has a number of facilities such as Duty-Free shops, jewelry boutiques, a salon, a spa and gym, karaoke rooms, a child’s activity center, a game room, and a two-level theater that can comfortably seat 800 guests.

Outdoor activities include a 100-meter mega slide, an outdoor swimming pool, mini golf course, and a calendar of themed activities.

Star Cruises
Home Port – Manila (until May) 
Phone – (02) 836 – 6080
Web BookingSuperStar Virgo
Email [email protected]

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#Philippines, Staycation

Edsa Shangri-La Staycation and The Sunday Side of HEAT! @EdsaShangrila

EDSA Shangrila is one of our favorite hotels for family staycation because it has one of the best swimming pools with a mini water park and its Sunday Brunch innovations of HEAT.

This summer 2018, the Sunday Side of HEAT features the best of home-based food favorites, a Filipino fiesta with Cebu Lechon as the centerpiece, and a day access to the swimming pool.

Here’s how to plan your awesome staycation with your family at Edsa Shangri-La:

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#Travel, Barcelona

SYMPHONY OF THE SEAS: Are You Ready for the World’s Biggest Cruise Ship? @RoyalCaribbean

The world’s largest cruise ship is the answer to your ultimate family vacation!

Royal Caribbean’s SYMPHONY OF THE SEAS, is a 1,188-foot behemoth floating destination complete with 22 restaurants, 24 pools, 2,759 cabins that can host 6,680 guests — plus 2,200 crew members with a total of nearly 9,000 people.

And that’s not even the exciting stuff. The ship is a theme park itself equipped with the tallest slide at sea, laser tag arena, merry-go-round, rock climbing wall, two surf simulators and even a zip-line on deck! Who said cruise ships aren’t cool?

Symphony of the Seas

There’s plenty for adults to enjoy too, as the epicness doesn’t stop there with daily entertainment from Broadway’s hit musical Hairspray, aqua shows, ice shows, and even a bar with robot bartenders!

With literally something for everyone, here’s what to expect on this mega-resort…

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ARPAN AIR, INC.
International Representative – Philippines
Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises & Azamara Club Cruises
Telephone: +632 892 2701 to 03
Mobile: +63 955 213 3579
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Royal Caribbean Philippines
Website: www.royalcaribbean.com

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#Restaurants

Cru Steakhouse: What’s inside the Mystery Box?

Cru Steakhouse, Marriott Manila’s award-winning steakhouse in Newport city is shaking things up and bringing a new mystery experience to its diners.

Inspired by Masterchef’s Mystery Box challenge, Cru took the concept and put their own spin to it. In Cru’s case, nobody knows the ingredients but diners can decide on the dishes they would like to eat.

What’s inside each Mystery Box?

CRU Steakhouse
Ground Floor, Marriott Hotel Manila, 2 Resorts Drive, Pasay City, Manila
Operational Hours:
Sunday to Thursday, 6:00pm-10:30pm
Friday and Saturday, 6:00pm-11:30pm
Telephone: +632 988-9990 local 8109
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#Philippines, Palawan

APULIT ISLAND: A Taste of El Nido Resorts Eco Adventure Private Islands!

Ayala Land’s El Nido Resorts, Apulit Island is an eco-adventure destination located on the eastern side of Palawan. The resort recently underwent a facelift; their second major renovation after acquiring the property from Club Noah Isabelle.

The property closed down for 6 months to complete the full renovation. Everything from the rooms, the materials, and even the furniture were included in the renovation.

Here’s my experience on the beautiful island of Apulit:

 

El Nido Resorts Apulit Island
Apulit Island | Taytay, Palawan Island 5322, Philippines
Contact Nos.:  +63 (02) 902 5994 / +63 (02) 902 5995 or +63 (917) 843 7903
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook:
El Nido Resorts
Instagram: @elnidoresorts
Website: www.elnidoresorts.com/apulit-island

Book low El Nido Resorts Apulit Island rates and availability via Booking.com and Agoda.

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#Philippines, Staycation

SEDA Vertis North: Guide to the Best Staycation in Quezon City?!

Here’s how to plan the best staycation in Quezon City in one of the most loved Filipino hotel brands – SEDA Vertis North.

This is perfect for those families who live in the south and who would like to explore Quezon City. If you are attending a wedding or special occasion in the QC area, this is a good interim place to call home during the duration of the event. Or if you simply want to feel the vibe of the city, and be at home away from home.

WELCOME TO SEDA VERTIS NORTH

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SEDA Vertis North is the first large-format hotel of this leading Filipino homegrown Hospitality Brand with 438 rooms and a 700-sqm ballroom.

SEDA VERTIS NORTH
Astra Corner Lux Drives, Vertis North Quezon City, 1105
Telephone: +632 739-8888
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @sedavertisnorth
Instagram: @sedahotels
Websitehttp://www.sedahotels.com/vertis/

Book low Seda Vertis North rates and availability via Booking.com and Agoda.

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We love the luxurious space of the lobby, which is double the size of usual hotel lobbies.

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It has high ceilings, an e-lounge with wooden communal table, and a showcase of iconic pieces of global Pinoy furniture designers Kenneth Cobonpue and Vito Selma and sculptress Ann Pamintuan.Read more

#Restaurants

NARA THAI: Finally, Legit Thai Food in Manila?!

NARA is a well-loved Thai restaurant and voted as the best Thai Cuisine place in Bangkok, finally opened in Manila after branches in Hong Kong, Myanmar, Taipei, and Mumbai.

The restaurant was founded in 2003 by female entrepreneurs and it is just fitting that it is franchised by a Filipina entrepreneur, Sheila Romero of Roku Sushi and Ramen, and Sushi Nori.

The restaurant name “Nara” is a tribute to one of its founders, Narawadee Srikarnchana.

Thai food lovers rejoice and here are some tips and what to order before you go…

NARA THAI CUISINE
3F SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong, Philippines
Facebook: @narathai.ph
Instagram: @narathaiph
Telephone: +63 945 476 9643
Websitehttps://www.naracuisine.com/

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#Travel, South Korea

The Ultimate Guide to Seoul in South Korea ??

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is arguably one of the most popular destinations for young Filipinos.

One reason could be because of the growing popularity of “K-pop” and “k-drama” in the Philippines.

Coupled with that, the city is packed with countless sites to visit– from old heritage temples to modern shopping districts, Seoul is a city that has a little bit of everything from old to new.

But with a variety of places to visit in a matter of days, it can be difficult to fit many activities in one trip.

But lucky for you, we’ve curated a list of the best places to stay, shop, eat and visit in Seoul so you can get the most out of your stay!

South Korea Guide (2018 Blog Series)
 South Korea Day Trip: Nami Island, Petite France and Morning Calm Garden!
 Trout Festival at the Winter Wonderland in Pyeongchang, South Korea
 
Winter Korea: Here is what it’s like to go skiing in South Korea!

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