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Van Gogh is Bipolar: Are you in the Mood for Vangogh?

Van Gogh is Bipolar is a unique restaurant in Maginhawa that revolves around the idea of healing and setting moods. It is perhaps one of the most well-known and long-lasting restaurants in the area.

To reduce the place to the word “quirky” is a disservice, as this restaurant is more than just that. They make an effort to spread awareness about being bipolar and other mental illnesses.

Here’s my first-time experience at VGIB…

Van Gogh is Bipolar
154 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village Diliman, 1103 Quezon City, Philippines
Operating Hours: Lunch 12 NN-3 PM / Dinner 6PM Onwards
Mobile: 
 +63 922 824 3051
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The Dessert Museum: Manila’s Most Scrumptious Museum @dessertmuseum

From the creator of the Inflatable Island comes a new concept–Instagrammable museums! The Dessert Museum is a 12,000-sq. ft. space with 8 mouthwatering rooms of sugar-filled happiness.

With the advent of spaces like the Ice Cream Museum in New York and 29 Rooms in LA, it’s about time Manila got its own Instagram haven. What’s a better concept than a dessert museum?

Here’s a rundown of the eight mouthwatering rooms…

THE DESSERT MUSEUM
G/F, S Maison Mall, Conrad Hotel Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Store Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Last tickets sold by 8:00 PM)
Mobile: +63 917 506 2670
Facebook: The Dessert Museum
Instagram: @DessertMuseum
Twitter: @dessertmuseumph
E-mail: hello@thedessertmuseum.com
Website: www.thedessertmuseum.com

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Top 7 Adventure Travel & Things to do in Bataan and Clark (2018)

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Traveling North of the Philippines means that you get to pass by Clark and Bataan, but they’re mostly treated as stopovers rather than destinations. Clark is known for being the old US base, while Bataan marks a tragic part of our history with the Death March.

But there really is so much more to this region than just its colonial past. We took a trip to find out what else you could do at Clark and Bataan.

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26th St. Bistro: The Best Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in Manila just got better!

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26th St. Bistro is The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf bistro concept that serves extraordinary comfort food aside from their extensive coffee and tea selections. First opened in 2012, the brand has consistently stayed true to their distinctive dining concept of offering both a cafe experience and delightfully different everyday meals.

It's the go-to places for meetings with friends or afternoon snacks by the millennials in the BGC area because of its location and a wider range of meals options. 

The 26th St. Bistro experience just got better with their new menu items and here's what the Team Our Awesome Planet raves about.

 

26th St. Bistro by The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
26th St. corner 5th avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Philippines
Telephone: +632 720-9558
Facebook: 26th St. Bistro by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Philippines
Instagram: 26thstbistro

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HUA QUAN: Awesome Artist Village in Jiangxi, China! (Photo Essay)

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Hua Quan Village is an art and cultural village located south of Yingtan in Jiangxi, China. The village is situated near the famous Longhu (Dragon Tiger) Mountain, one of China’s most beautiful natural heritage sites, and the birthplace of Taoism.

The village spans over 16 hectares, making it one of the largest art and cultural centers in the world.

Here’s what we loved about the village and why you should include this on your next trip to China…

 

HUA QUAN VILLAGE
18 Tianshi Road, Longhu Shan District, Yingtan City, Jiangxi Province, China
Telephone: +86-0701- 663-5999
Facebook: Hua Quan Village
Instagram: @hua_quan_village
Website: www.huaquanvillage.com

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10 Best Filipino Craft Beers (for the Non-Beer Drinker)! @YuchengcoMuseum
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10 Best Filipino Craft Beers (for the Non-Beer Drinker)! @YuchengcoMuseum

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For the first time ever, the Yuchengco museum held its first craft beer event. Last October 20, Blues and Brews @ the Y showcased the top local craft beers for just one day.

Let me begin by saying that in general, I choose not to drink alcohol. I only started being more open to alcohol a few months ago. I did come to the event with an open mind and the willingness to try something new.

So here are the thoughts of a non-beer drinker at a craft beer festival…

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ArtBGC 2017: Awesome Murals by Champions of Passions! (and Where to Find Them?)

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Bonifacio Global City has always been a huge advocate of public art. The beauty of public art is in its accessibility. It’s not confined to a gallery or enclosed in a museum. People from all walks are given the chance to witness and appreciate art as part of their daily lives.

This year, through the help of Pinto Art Museum, BGC worked with individual artists and artist groups such as Solana Perez, BISKEG Art Collective, and John Paul Antido to paint their passion on various locations.

Here’s a quick tour of the new murals around BGC…

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The SPIDER HOUSE Boracay Sunset Session! (A REVIEW)

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Spider House Boracay used to be one of the island's best-kept secrets, but through word-of-mouth, the place has become very popular. It used to be just a family residence, but tourists kept stumbling upon the place, so the owners decided to open it to the public.

The resort is located at Diniwid Beach, a 30-minute walk from White Beach. It is a far cry from the busy Station 1 of Boracay; this place is meant for relaxation. Most vacationers come here to enjoy a different view of the Boracay sunset.

Here’s what we loved at Spider House…

 

SPIDER HOUSE BORACAY
Sitio Diniwid, Boracay
Operating Hours: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Telephone: +63 (36) 288 2350
Email: booking@spiderhouseresort.com
Facebook: Spider House
Website: http://www.spiderhouseresort.com

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HOBBIT TAVERN: Dining with the Happiest Hobbits in Boracay!

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Hobbit Tavern is a specialty restaurant serving a wide array of international dishes at D'Mall in Boracay. Formerly known as The Hobbit House, it is now under the management of Freddie and Karen Elizalde, and Virgilio and Jeanette Sacdalan of Boracay Kelana Food Corp.

The Hobbit Tavern is most popular for their "Hobbit" waiters, based on the popular characters from J.R.R. Tolkien’s "Lord of the Rings." Most of these hobbits have been working at the tavern for years already and have a good grasp of attending to customers' requests, and are always ready to pose for a picture or two with the guests.

We tried their bestsellers and here's what we loved…

 

HOBBIT TAVERN
D'Mall Boracay
Facebook: Hobbit Tavern Boracay
Mobile: +63 917 714-6863

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SUBO BORACAY: Have you tried Reconstructed Filipino Food by Chef Jian Sacdalan?!

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SUBO is a Filipino restaurant serving reconstructed Filipino food by Chef-Owner Jian Sacdalan, located along Calle Remedios in Station 3, Boracay. Former chef Sunny de Ocampo may have moved on to other projects, but the Subo concept lives on in the island.

The design and interiors are unlike any of the restaurants I’ve seen in Boracay. It's not your typical kanin sa kaldero-sabaw sa palayok kind of Filipino restaurant. Subo takes inspiration from well-known Filipino dishes and serves them in not-so-familiar ways. 

Here’s what to expect at Subo Boracay…

 

SUBO BORACAY
Calle Remedios, Station 3 Boracay Island
Phone: +36 36 288 2849/+63 917 883 0966
Facebook: Subo Boracay
Instagram: @suboboracay
E-mail: reservations@suboboracay.com
Website: www.suboboracay.com

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