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Abigail Javellana

#Philippines

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: rylcaribbean@arpanair.com.ph
Facebook: Royal Caribbean Philippines
Website: www.royalcaribbean.com

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2018 Family Easter Activities in Manila!

Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way! And the Easter bunny is here to bring fun and countless holiday memories you can celebrate with your kids from brunches, staycations, making chocolates and even joining a fun Easter egg hunt.

Here are some fun ideas in Manila where you can celebrate this special holiday together as a family…

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TAIWAN’S ADDICTION AQUATIC DEVELOPMENT: Where to Eat Seafood in Taiwan?

Calling all seafood lovers!

Find all your favorite seafood from around the world–lobsters from South Africa, horsehair crabs from Hokkaido, oysters from France, abalone from Australia, and even king crabs from Norway–all in under one roof!

Night markets and dim sum, is what comes to mind when you think of Taipei! But what you’ve been missing is this seafood paradise located at Taipei’s former Fish Market.

Taiwan’s Addiction Aquatic Development (AAD) is a massive structure housing fresh seafood and aquamarine products. The chic and upscale market has a collection of themed eateries ranging from stand-up sushi bars, seafood hot pots, and oyster & wine bars, to outdoor grills, very affordable food kiosks, and even take-out sushi.

Their concept is to remove the middleman and to deal directly with consumers, providing reasonably priced seafood.

Here’s what to expect when you visit the Addiction Aquatic Development complex…

ADDICTION AQUATIC DEVELOPMENT
台北市民族東路410巷2弄18號
No.18, Aly. 2, Ln. 410, Minzu E. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City.
Hours of Operation: 06:00 to 24:00
TEL. 886-2-2508-1268 FAX. 886-2-2508-0268
Email: service_add@addiction.com.tw
Website: www.addiction.com.tw

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2018 Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival Guide!

The municipality of Lubao, Pampanga is home to the annual Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival event. Now on its 5th year, #LubaoIBMF2018 is set to continue on with its trademark summer experience that’s perfect for family and friends.

Happening on March 23 – 25, 2018 at Pradera Verde, festival goers can expect a total of thirty-one (31) exciting local and international balloons to paint the skies of Lubao.

Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2018
Date:March 23 – 25, 2018
Venue: Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga.
Facebook: LubaoIBMF
Office Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 6pm
Telephone:+6929 559 1719
Email: lubaoibf@gmail.com

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#Travel, International

TAIWAN LANTERN FESTIVAL: Taiwan’s Largest Dazzling Dreamland!

Every 15th day of the first lunar month, thousands of people from Taiwan and around the world come together with a grand destination in mind– the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival, a dazzling dreamland adorned with thousands of colorful illuminated displays, transforming over 50 acres of Chiayi County Hall into an explosion of lights and colors.

Every year the Taiwan International Lantern Festival rotates among different hosting cities within Taiwan. The 29th being held Chiayi County, South of Taiwan – this year’s being the largest festival of its kind in Taiwan.

Be amazed by larger-than-life lantern displays as it opens free to the public from February 16 to March 11, 2018.

Here’s a first timer’s guide to Taiwan’s Lantern Festival…

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Sustainable Seafood Week 2018: Restaurants and Hotels Join Together In Saving The Seas!

Sustainable Seafood Week

The future of our oceans is at stake, and it will take everyone working together to reverse the tide.

The Sustainable Seafood Week is a celebration of food and a venue for sharing the best practices in sustainable fisheries by various stakeholders. Where establishments come together on an open and dynamic platform, to discuss the status and challenges for more sustainable seafood, bringing inspiring solutions for change in the fisheries and aquaculture sector and to raise awareness in public.

February 26 to March 18, 2018, will be a long week affair of the third Sustainable Seafood Week organized by top hotels and restaurants in Manila along with the different environmental groups and fisheries NGOs.

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#Philippines, Palawan

PALAWAN GUIDE 2018: Coron, El Nido, Taytay, Puerto Princesa!

Have you been to the best Island in the World?

With pictures like these, you can easily see why Palawan’s a destination on everyone’s bucket list, that’s home to clear aquamarine water, breathtaking limestone cliffs, secret lagoons, unspoilt coral reefs and the world’s longest underground river.

palawan

Team OAP has come up with exciting activities and staycation experiences you might want to try on your next trip to Palawan. Find yourself Stand Up Paddling (SUP) with Coron’s famed limestones as your backdrop, play in Puerto Princesa’s inflatable water park, go camping at Tao Expedition, or even enjoy your own private island in Taytay?

Checkout what’s new on our 2018 guide as we hit all major islands of Palawan from Coron, El Nido. Taytay down to Puerto Princesa…

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#Philippines, Iloilo

RGIES DELICACIES: Arguably Iloilo’s Favorite Butterscotch Pasalubong!?

Argies Iloilo
RGies butterscotch- why this soft moist and chewy treat  a favorite pasalubong item from Iloilo?

Growing up in Bacolod, I’m very fond of eating butterscotch from the neighboring city Iloilo. There are two brands I swear by, and that’s Biscocho Haus and RGie’s.

Usually, you’d only get cashew’s in your butterscotch, but RGies was the first to introduce different variants from classic favorites cashew to mango, dates, choco oats, coffee, almonds, durian, lemon, banana and coffee flavor.

Argies Iloilo

R and G stand for Ramon and Grace Javelosa the owner couple of RGies. It was initially RG’s, but they decided to “spell it out” when they officially had the business registered.

RGies started in a small home kitchen back in 1986, where the dad would make homemade butterscotch and give it to his co-workers in Roxas city as “pasalubong” items from Iloilo. The co-workers loved it so much that they eventually, persuaded the couple to start selling their products because they were too embarrassed to ask for more of their homemade sweets.

RGIES DELICACIES
Gran Plains Subdivision Iloilo City, Philippines
Landline: (033) 3295606; (033) 5082779
Facebook: RgiesDelicacies

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#Accommodations, #Philippines, Iloilo

GRAND XING IMPERIAL HOTEL: Affordable Premium Hotel in Iloilo City!

Grand Xing Imperial Hotel
Iloilo City is known for its rich cultural history, art, historic churches, old mansions, picture-perfect countryside, mouthwatering seafood, and the famed Dinagyang Festival. All of these makes it a remarkable destination in Western Visayas.

With the gradual rise in business and economy in the Manduriao district, the owners of Grand Xing Imperial Hotel had a vision of bringing back the old glory of Iloilo to life.

Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, located in Iloilo’s downtown area is a modern 184-room hotel that promises its guests a premium experience at reasonable rates. We like the modern rooms, all-floor KTV bar, majestic ballrooms, and its star attraction–an infinity pool that overlooks Iloilo river.

Here’s a photo essay of our stay…

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Camp Ngey Ngey Experience by Tao Expedition

Related Blog Post: TAO EXPEDITION: How @TaoPhilippines Ruined the Island Hopping Experience Anywhere Else (A Review)

Camp Ngey Ngey

Are you an adventurous spirit searching for the warm breeze of the sea?

Go completely off-the-grid at this secluded beach hideaway! If you’ve heard of Tao Expedition, Camp Ngey Ngey offers the same Tao experience but set on the remote island of Manguengey in Busuanga, Northern Palawan.

This three-day and two-night Neverland island escape is not for everyone. Tao is a sustainable travel gem where you can go back to nature by enjoying the simple things in life. Here you sleep in Tao’s signature open-air bamboo hut, enjoy healthy meals cooked using the local vegetation and the fresh catch of the day, discover the magical snorkeling and shipwreck diving sites of Coron, and even find wildlife within the island’s shores, from turtles and dugongs, to glowing plankton and even baby sharks! When the sun sets, the camp guides make sure to entertain and keep the party going for everyone. The best part? You get to experience all of this with new friends from all over the world!

Camp Ngey Ngey

Tao Philippines Expedition is a social enterprise founded by Eddie Agamos Brock and Jack Foottit that immerses participants in the authentic Filipino island life while, at the same time, helping the remote island communities of Northern Palawan.

Here’s what I think about the tours, the accommodations, the activities, and the food in the camp…

TAO PHILIPPINES
Tao Expeditions has been described as ‘One of the most pioneering cultural eco-tourism projects in the Philippines’. It is a journey to the most remote region in Palawan to discover a tropical archipelago of hundreds of paradise islands, inaccessible to independent travelers through its remoteness and lack of tourist infrastructure.

Email: info@taophilippines.com
Emergency Contact Numbers: +63 908 874 9075 or +63 998 411 3576
FacebookTao Philippines
Instagram@TaoPhilippines
Twitter: @TaoPhilippines
Websitehttp://www.taophilippines.com/

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