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#Restaurants, Food

Silayan Dining Room: A unique dining experience inside the Masungi Geo Reserve.

The Masungi Georeserve is a vast conservation area located in the eastern part of Luzon, in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range in Baras, Rizal.

It is a privately-led organization and scenic trail that goes through one of the most pristine landscapes and protected areas in the country.

Which grew in popularity a couple of years back due to its world-famous “Discovery Trail.”

And sitting on top of a hill, overlooking the Metro Manila skyline is one of their latest effort in sharing with you their hard work and lifetime commitment in nature conservation.

The Silayan Dining room, a restaurant like no other serves seasonal menus inspired by its surrounding landscape.

Join me as we taste our way to learn more of what the Masungi has to offer one unique local dish at a time.

SILAYAN RESTAURANT
KM 47, Marcos Highway, Baras, Rizal, Philippines, 1970
Website: https://www.masungigeoreserve.com/dining/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/masungigeoreserve
Contact: +63 929 13 23531 | +63 995 186 9911
Email: [email protected]
Operation: 8am to 5pm | Reservations Only

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Staycation

The Private Camp in Daraitan – A Quick Escape from Manila

It is a known fact that the Philippines is blessed with beautiful islands, gorgeous beaches and breathtaking landscapes that are perfect if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

But the problems is, many of these locations are either too far from the metro or too expensive to travel to.

Luckily, we were able to uncover this almost perfect and hidden gem that is just a few hours away from the city and is fairly inexpensive to travel to.

THE PRIVATE CAMP: DARAITAN
Brgy. Daraitan, Tanay Rizal
Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/31709562?adults=1&guests=1&s=CU-2GEm6
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theprivatecampdaraitan/
Contact: +63 905 925 3591

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#Hotels, Staycation

Marco Polo Ortigas Staycation: A Class Above the Rest! (Photo Essay)

Ortigas center is probably one of the most underrated mini-cities in Metro Manila when it comes to world-class hotels and bars, especially when compared to BGC and Makati.

But scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find that Ortigas also offers class-leading shopping malls, restaurants, and bars.

But you know what else is underrated? The 5-star luxury hotel, Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila.

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Located at the heart of Metro Manila in Ortigas. Marco Polo hotel prides itself as a highly rated 5-star hotel that indulges guest with the best luxury rooms and amenities.

 

MARCO POLO, ORTIGAS
1600 Meralco Ave., San Antonio, Pasig
Website: https://www.marcopolohotels.com/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/MarcoPoloOrtigasManila
Email: [email protected]
Contact: +632 720-7777

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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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#Philippines

Apsaras Tribe: The First International Surfer-Hub Resort in Siargao!

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Welcome to Apsaras Tribe, possibly the newest and most modern looking resort in an island full of Filipino and Balinese inspired resorts and hostels.

This brand new surfer-hub inspired resort is conveniently located just 10 minutes away from Cloud 9 and is located right beside tourism road in General Luna.

Surrounded by nothing but hectares and hectares of coconut trees, Apsaras is a standout resort that definitely deserves all the attention.

APSARAS TRIBE
Tourism Road, General Luna, Surigao del Norte, Philippines
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/ApsarasTribeSiargao/
Contact: +63 917 169 8758 | +63 999 220 4947
Website: http://siargao.apsaras.club/
Email: [email protected]

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Travel to Heaven

Holy Land Pilgrimage: Following the Footsteps of Jesus (Photo Essay)

About 85% of Filipinos are Christians and the Philippines is considered to be the 6th largest Christian country in the world.

Which is why it only makes sense that a lot of Filipinos dreams of visiting the land of the Bible.

To some, traveling to the holy land is considered to be the final step to fulfill their Christianity. But for most, traveling to the holy land means giving their life a far greater meaning.

At least that was true back in the day. Sadly, nowadays only a few remaining devoted Christians would want to visit the land of the bible.

As our generation gets younger and other travel destinations become cheaper, fewer tourists and pilgrims no longer consider the Holy land their “bucket list” destination.

Lucky for me as a young “Millennial,” I was blessed to be offered to join a group of pilgrims bound for the holy land. Join me, as we embark on a journey to walk in the footsteps of Jesus.

Tripventures Int’l Travel & Tours
2/F Pascual Bldg., 894 Quirino Hwy., Gulod, Novaliches, Quezon City

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/TripventuresTravel/

Email: [email protected]
Contact: +634190553

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#Philippines

Top 10 Fun Summer activities around Manila! (Updated 2018
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Sun’s out, and It’s official, summer has finally arrived! And what better thing to enjoy the summer heat than with a quick trip to some of our newly updated & favorite summer destinations around Manila.

Awesome activities that are perfect for families, kids and barkada outings with short trips that would make your summer vacation more enjoyable.

And fun indoor/outdoor activities that would surely bring out the perfect smiles and selfies this summer!

So what are you waiting for? Here are my top 10 fun & awesome activities for summer that won’t require a long trip away from Manila.

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#Philippines, Staycation

TRYP by Wyndham Mall of Asia: A Hip & Modern Seaside Hotel with the best view!

TRYP BY WYNDHAM is a brand of global & urban hotels that are located in many modern-day cities all over the world.

The Wyndham group of hotels pride themselves as a premier hotel for both business bookings and leisurely staycations.

One of which is the newly opened TRYP by Wyndham in the premier grounds of the Mall of Asia in Pasay City, Philippines.

TRYP BY WYNDHAM MALL OF ASIA
Seaside Boulevard corner J.W. Diokno Blvd., Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.
Facebook: @TRYPmnl
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +63 917 686 8000

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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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#Travel, South Korea

South Korea Day Trip: Nami Island, Petite France and Morning Calm Garden!

South Korea is a country that has a little bit of everything, from sprawling tech-savvy metropolis to the beautiful scenic countryside.

Located just 2 hours away from Seoul, Gapyeong County is a rural province in South which is the home of 3 of the most famous and picturesque destinations in the country.

A place that has been attracting a lot of Korean drama fans because some of the iconic scenes from famous K-dramas were shot here.

Whether you are a K-drama fan or not, this place is perfect for everyone to enjoy! Join me as we visit 3 of the most famous destinations in Gapyeong in 1 day!

South Korea Guide (2018 Blog Series)
 Ultimate Guide to Seoul, South Korea!
 Winter Korea: Here is what it’s like to go skiing in South Korea!
 Trout Festival at the Winter Wonderland in Pyeongchang, South Korea

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