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Abigail Javellana

#Travel

GANGNEUNG: Attractions Near The Winter Olympic Venue! @PyeongChang2018

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics(Copyright: The Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)

The city of Gangneung, one of the host cities for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, is famous for its beaches, lakes, seafood, museums, and old houses.

 

Korea Gangwon Fam Tour (Day 4)

There are a number things you can do here–from enjoying fresh seafood at the Jumunjin Seafood Market and touring Ojukheon House (the oldest wooden residential building in Korea), to enjoying modern art in Haslla Art World and witnessing a 4.3km stretch of cherry blossom trees surround Gyeongpoho Lake.

Here’s a photo essay of the sites you can visit near the Winter Olympic venues…

PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS
Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon
Facebook: PyeongChang2018
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.pyeongchang2018.com

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#Travel

PYEONGCHANG: Attractions Near The Winter Olympic Venue! @PyeongChang2018

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics(Copyright: The Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)

Known as the “Alps of Asia”, the panoramic winter wonderland will be hosting the world’s greatest snow festival–the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics will be the first winter games in Korea held in Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon from February 9 to 25, 2018, while the Paralympic Games will be held from March 9 to 18.

 

Korea Gangwon Fam Tour (Day 1-2)

The splendid sporting event located in the Gangwon-do Province also offers visitors many unique activities close to the venue. Adrenaline junkies can test their skills at the Alpensia Sports Park, while those seeking a more cultural experience can learn traditional Korean cooking classes at Jeong Gang Won. Guests can also find time to heal with a stay at Woljeongsa Temple located on Odaesan Mountain. And to end the day, enjoy a traditional Korean beef barbecue with a glass of soju.

Here’s a photo essay of my experience…

PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS
Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon
Facebook: PyeongChang2018
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.pyeongchang2018.com

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#Travel

PYEONGCHANG 2018: What to Expect In The Winter Olympics! @PyeongChang2018

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

(Copyright: The Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games)

See the transformation of PyeongChang into a winter sports hub in East Asia through the Winter Games!

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics will be the first winter games in Korea held in Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon from February 9 to 25, 2018, while the Paralympic Games will be held from March 9 to 18.

It will be the second Olympics to be hosted in Korea, 30 years after the 1988 Seoul Olympic games. With over 50,000 people participating, PyeongChang 2018 will welcome athletes from over 95 countries, competing in 15 events.

The Winter Olympics include 102 events in 15 sports disciplines–Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-country Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping, Snowboard, Bobsleigh, Luge, Skeleton, Curling, Figure Skating, Ice Hockey, and Speed Skating.

Here’s a photo essay of our visit to the Winter Olympic Venues…

PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS
Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon
Facebook: PyeongChang2018
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.pyeongchang2018.com

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#Restaurants

INDUSTRIE FOOD LOFT: What to Eat at Ortigas’ Hippest Food Hall

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Food halls are popping up all over the Metro and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon!

Industrie Food Loft is a 300-sqm indoor food hall located in the Ortigas Business District. It is a collection of 12 unique vendors that offer a myriad of food and drink options!

Items like melt-in-your mouth Wagyu cubes, peri-peri chicken, double-patty burgers, spicy salmon maki, juicy pork belly, fresh oysters, Singaporean street food, specialty coffee, creamy gelato, refreshing cocktails, and beer can all be found under one roof!

Here are some of our favorite picks at Industrie Food Loft…

Industrie Food Loft
2/F CityGolf Plaza, Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center Pasig
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: IndustrieFoodLoft

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#Philippines, Boracay Island

GreenHeli: The Boracay Helicopter Tour Experience! (Photo Essay)

Green Heli

Let this helicopter tour experience take you up in the air to see the famous beach of Boracay like never before! Fly low over the stunning island filled with coconut trees, white sand beaches, and turquoise waters and witness nature in all its glory.

GreenHeli is the Helicopter Branch of Asian Aerospace Corporation, operating nationwide in the Philippines. It has bases in Manila, Boracay, Cebu, and Clark.

Here’s a photo essay of our 10-15 minute ride with GreenHeli…

GreenHeli
Asian Aerospace Helipad, Station 2, Barangay Manoc-Manoc, Boracay Island
Facebook: GreenHeli
Contact: +63 (36) 288-1000
Website: http://greenheli.ph/

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#Philippines, #Restaurants, Boracay Island

COCO MAMA: The Best Uniquely Boracay Dessert?!

Coco Mama Boracay

Coco Mama is the perfect guiltless treat after spending a day in the scorching heat on the white sands of Boracay!

They only have one product, and that’s their vegan, dairy-free coconut ice cream with coconut strips, mango cubes, pinipig, and sticky rice, served in their signature coconut shell.

Coco Mama was put together by the same people behind Sunny Side Café, Street Market, Spice Bird, and Super Magic Burgers.

Here’s what to expect from this sweet and healthy dessert place in D’Mall Palengke, Boracay…

COCO MAMA
D’Mall Palengke (at the back), Boracay
Facebook: cocomamaboracay
Contact: +63 (36) 288 1301
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 9:30pm

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Awesome Festivals

A Taste of ASEAN Food Festival @AyalaMalls (Photo Essay)

ASEAN FOOD FESTIVAL is a weekend food fair highlighting the exotic flavors of the Spice Route. Discover the most celebrated dishes from fellow ASEAN countries- Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia, Malaysia, Brunei, Laos and of course the Philippines.

Find the countries most talented chefs Tatung Sarthou, Rob Pengson, Claude Tayag, Vince Garcia, Vincent Veluz and Gene Gonzales reinterpret these dishes through their palette and travels.

 

ASEAN Food Festival

The food fair held at Vertis North open parking will be selling your favorite ASEAN dishes, street food, and product from different regions of the country.

 

ASEAN FOOD FESTIVAL
Ayala Malls Vertis North (Near Trinoma)
Facebook: AyalaMalls360
Schedule: May 11-12 (5pm-2am),
May 13 (4pm-2am), May 14 (4pm-12am)

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Boracay Island

The DISCOVERY SHORES Boracay Difference! (Photo Essay) @DiscoveryShores

Discovery Shores Boracay

Discovery Shores Boracay is a five-star resort situated in one of the world’s most celebrated beaches–Boracay Island, Philippines. Located in the exclusive White Beach Station 1, the beachfront hotel offers guests privacy and a quiet environment that is different from the other resorts in Boracay.

The award-winning, 87-room hotel is consistently listed in Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Hotels and is a 2015 winner of the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

We love coming back to Discovery Shores for their “Service That’s All Heart” as well as the excellent facilities that loyal customers rave about.

DISCOVERY SHORES BORACAY
Station 1, Balabag, Boracay Island 5608, Malay, Aklan, Philippines
Contact: +632 720-8888
Mobile: +63917 625-8507
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Discovery Shores Boracay
Instagram: @discoveryshoresboracay
Twitter: @DiscoveryShores
Website: www.discoveryshoresboracay.com

Check out Discovery Shores Boracay low rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

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#Restaurants, Bonifacio Global City

MOE’S New Rice Meals, Mexican Pizza & All-Day Cocktails?! @UptownMall_

Tex-Mex lovers rejoice! With over 600 locations worldwide, Moe’s Southwest Grill–one of the US’ most popular Mexican chains famed for serving their famous burritos, quesadillas, salads, and tacos–is spicing it up in the kitchen with their new, best value-for-money menu items!

 

Moe's New Menu

The Uptown Mall branch has something prepared for everyone, from rice menu items Pinoy’s would rave about and combo meals of their classic favorites, down to one of BGC’s most affordable drinking lists! It’s perfect for office workers on the go or those just looking for a place to hang out after a busy day at work.

We also love Moe’s all-day P65 cocktails and the cheapest bucket of beer you’ll find in the area! And did I mention a bucket of beer comes with chips and salsa?!

Check out what’s new at Moe’s…

 

MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL
Level 4, Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City (near Texas Roadhouse)
Operating Hours: Daily 11AM – 11PM (until 12mn on weekends)
Telephone: (+632) 777-2924
Facebook: MOE’s Philippines

Related Blog Post: MOE’S Southwest Grill: Homewrecker Burrito, Stacks, & Famous Queso now in Manila!

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#Philippines

Pampering Ideas for Your Mom on Mother’s Day in Manila!

Mother's DayGive mom the priceless gift of experience this year!

Plan a day doing what she loves best–Pamper her with a day at the spa, take her on a luxurious staycation, take her on a lovely brunch, enjoy the summer heat sliding into the tallest inflatable aqua park in the middle of Taal Lake, or put your brains together and solve a mystery room with the rest of the family!

Here are 10 ideas that will help you make this Mother’s Day one to remember…

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