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Monique Tendencia

#Philippines, Ilocos

Exploring More of Ilocos #LakbayNorte7

Ilocos remains to be one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines, despite the fact that it is located in the northernmost part of Luzon. The province is rich in history, littered with natural beauty, and booming with good food.

Take a journey and check out 10 spots you shouldn’t miss in Ilocos…

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#Philippines

The Farmhouse at EDL: An Educational Farm Tour #LakbayNorte7

The Farmhouse at EDL is a premiere farm tourism destination in Tarlac. They have simple rooms available for booking but the main highlight of this place is their farm tour.

Every time there’s an offer to spend time at a farm, you can bet that I’ll be there.

But is it worth the 6AM call-time?

The Farmhouse by EDL
EDL Drive Sitio Nueve Barangay Dolores Capas Tarlac, Tarlac City, 2315
Telephone: +63 917 709 6908 / +63 45-206-3345
Email: The Farmhouse by EDL

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#Philippines

10 Places to Visit in Tarlac #LakbayNorte7

Tarlac is located in Central Luzon and is best known for its vast sugar plantations and its ties to the Cojuangco-Aquino family. On journeys to the North, Tarlac is most often just a pit stop as well. So, what else is there do in Tarlac?

This year’s leg of Lakbay Norte 7 brought us to an extensive trip of sight, sense, and smell through Tarlac.

Here are the 10 Places to Visit and things to do at Tarlac…

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#Philippines, #Travel

Bulacan: A Spot for Every Kind of Traveler #LakbayNorte7

Bulacan is dubbed “The Gateway to the North,” for it is the first province you come across as you pass by the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).

Through this year’s Lakbay Norte 7, I was able to see what else Bulacan had to offer apart from being a pit stop.

Here are the sights and activities for every kind of traveler in Bulacan…

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#Philippines, Awesome Festivals

Bambanti Festival: Isabela’s Scarecrow Festival

 

A big part of the lives of people from the Northern Philippines is Agriculture – the bread and butter of most families, if you will. So much of their lives revolve around grains and produce that it’s only fitting for them to dedicate an annual festival for it.

“Bambanti” is the Ilocano term for scarecrow. The watchguards of their fields and farms. This year, 20 out of 34 municipalities joined in the festivities.

Here’s a recap of my first time at Bambanti Festival 2018:

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#Restaurants

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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Attractions, Manila Life

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: [email protected]
Website: www.thedessertmuseum.com

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#Philippines, Pampanga

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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#Restaurants

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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#Travel, China

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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