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SILAY FOOD GUIDE: What to Eat in Silay & KAON TA! Food Festival? @TourismPHL

Craving for Silay delicacies? Find all of these–from piaya, inasal, and lumpia ubod, to pancit molo, batchoy, guapple pie, and pili squares–in one place!

Silay City is not just the land of wealthy hacienderos, it is also rich in history and heirloom recipes that have withstood the test of time and have become the present generation’s pride and legacy.

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KAON TA! Silay Food Festival is a two-day celebration held on every Cinco de Noviembre Indepence Day Celebration at Balay Negrense Museum, the heritage house constructed by sugar baron Don Victor Fernandez Gaston. This elegant structure also serves as an iconic heritage marker for the city.

The Festival will happen on November 4-5, 2017 and KAON TA! Restaurants from all over Silay will be putting up booths on the Balay Negrense grounds and serving their most popular dishes.

The best part is when you land at Bacolod-Silay Airport, you’re just minutes away from a gastronomic journey showcasing the best of Silay City.

Here’s our food guide to what to eat in Silay and the KAON TA! Festival…

 

Bacolod Series in Our Awesome Planet:

• BACOLOD FOOD TRIP: Eat Like a Local in Bacolod!
 MASSKARA: Our Awesome Guide to Bacolod’s MassKara Festival!
• SILAY FOOD GUIDE: What to Eat in Silay & KAON TA! Food Festival?
• LAKAWON: Negros’ Secret Paradise Retreat & TawHai Floating Bar!
• 10 Awesome Places to Visit Around Bacolod!
White Hotel vs. Hometown: The Old and New Backpacker Hotels in Bacolod City!
 BACOLOD PASALUBONG: What to Bring Back Home from Bacolod?

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Bacolod

Atmosphere Resort: Taking Sustainable Cooking to the Next Level in Dumaguete!

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Atmosphere Resort is a multi-award winning luxury resort nestled on the coast of Dauin near Dumaguete, Philippines.  

The first-class resort is known for its excellent location, excellent service, excellent staff, and most importantly, excellent food. 

They embrace sustainability as a business practice, which is evident in the way they run their kitchen. The food here is some of the best resort food we've had in the Philippines. 

If you ever find yourself in Dumaguete and are in need of a fantastic meal, we suggest paying Atmosphere Resorts a visit.   

 

Atmosphere Resorts & Spa Philippines
Maayong Tubig, Dauin, 6217 Negros Oriental. Philippines
Telephone: +63 35 400 6940 
Mobile: +63 917 700 2048. +63 998 960 2289
Email:  [email protected]
Web: atmosphereresorts.com
Facebook: @atmosphere.resorts
Instagram: atmosphereresorts 

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Bacolod

LAKAWON: Negros’ Secret Paradise Retreat & TawHai Floating Bar! @LakawonIsland

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What is the perfect paradise? For me, it’s an island with everything you need within arm’s reach. A place where you don’t have to travel far and sacrifice your comfort. A remote and beautiful destination with all the modern amenities that you’ll ever need.

Say hello to Lakawon Island Resort & Spa (also called Llacaon), a 13-hectare banana-shaped island off the coast of Cadiz in Negros Occidental.

It’s a world-class beach resort famous for its pristine white sand, crystal clear waters, and the famous TawHai–Asia’s largest floating bar.

 

LAKAWON ISLAND RESORTS & SPA
Lakawon, Cadiz Viejo, Negros Occidental
Website: www.lakawon.com.ph/
Facebook: @lakawonisland
Instagram: @lakawon
Email: [email protected]
Contact: +63 917 555 6979

 

Bacolod Series in Our Awesome Planet:

• BACOLOD FOOD TRIP: Eat Like a Local in Bacolod!
 MASSKARA: Our Awesome Guide to Bacolod’s MassKara Festival!
• SILAY FOOD GUIDE: What to Eat in Silay & KAON TA! Food Festival?
• LAKAWON: Negros’ Secret Paradise Retreat & TawHai Floating Bar!
• 10 Awesome Places to Visit Around Bacolod!
White Hotel vs. Hometown: The Old and New Backpacker Hotels in Bacolod City!
 BACOLOD PASALUBONG: What to Bring Back Home from Bacolod?

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#Philippines, Iloilo

BREAKTHROUGH vs TATOY’S: Who is the Undisputed King of Seafood in Iloilo?

A trip to Iloilo wouldn’t be complete without sampling fresh seafood, creamy oysters, native lechon manok, pancit molo, and of course, the famed cholesterol-laden batchoy!

During our visit, we stopped by Breakthrough Restaurant and Tatoy’s Manokan & Seafoods–the kings of fresh seafood famous for their Ilonggo-style cooking!

Here’s what to expect at my two favorite seafood restaurants in Iloilo…

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Bacolod

White Hotel vs. Hometown: The Old and New Backpacker Hotels in Bacolod City!

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Bacolod City has always been one of the most visited destinations in Negros Island, and with the Maskarra festival fast approaching, it can be hard to book a room.

While there are many choices of hostels and backpacker hotels within Bacolod, some of them are either too far away from the city or are a little hard to find.

Worry not! In this article, you will find the two latest and most accessible backpacker hotels in the City of Smiles.

 

Bacolod Series in Our Awesome Planet:

• BACOLOD FOOD TRIP: Eat Like a Local in Bacolod!
 MASSKARA: Our Awesome Guide to Bacolod’s MassKara Festival!
• SILAY FOOD GUIDE: What to Eat in Silay & KAON TA! Food Festival?
• LAKAWON: Negros’ Secret Paradise Retreat & TawHai Floating Bar!
• 10 Awesome Places to Visit Around Bacolod!
White Hotel vs. Hometown: The Old and New Backpacker Hotels in Bacolod City!
 BACOLOD PASALUBONG: What to Bring Back Home from Bacolod?

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#Philippines

The Age of Zentennials: How to Raise Gen Z?

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Zentennials or Gen Z refers to the generation of children born at the turn of the century. They represent 30% of the population and are quickly becoming the dominant changemakers in the digital age.

The Raising Gen Z Conference organized by Our Awesome Planet and Mommy Mundo is the first ever parenting event that empowers Zentennials to become the Greatest Filipino Generation

Here are my top 8 learnings and insights about Raising Gen Z… 

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#Philippines, Iloilo

MSO Sweet Symphonies: Manila Symphony Orchestra in Iloilo City! (Photo Essay)

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The Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is a 55-piece world-class ensemble founded in 1926. It is regarded as Asia’s first symphony orchestra.

Ilonggos were in for a treat when MSO played their hearts out in two of the most iconic places in Iloilo as part of the 80th Iloilo City Charter Day celebration.

 

The two-night spectacle was under the baton of master conductor Professor Arturo Molina. On August 25 and 26, the Manila Symphony Orchestra wooed music lovers with “Sweet Symphonies: Bach vs. Beatles” and “Soundtracks and Symphonies” at the iconic Molo Church and the Iloilo Convention Center, respectively.

Here's what happened during the grand two-day celebration… 

 

Awesome Iloilo Series:

RICHMONDE ILOILO: Luxurious Ilonggo Hospitality at the Best Hotel in Iloilo?!
 ILOILO HERITAGE: Must Visit Churches and Heritage Houses in Iloilo!
MSO Sweet Symphonies: Manila Symphony Orchestra in Iloilo City! (Photo Essay)

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#Hotels, #Philippines

RICHMONDE ILOILO: Luxurious Ilonggo Hospitality at the Best Hotel in Iloilo?! @richmonde.rhi

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Richmonde Hotel Iloilo is a 149-room, 4-star hotel, at Iloilo Business Park that highlights exclusivity and privacy for its guests.

Its location makes it the perfect jump-off point for all your Iloilo activities. Ortiz Wharf, the port of entry for Guimaras is just 20 minutes away, while Jaro Cathedral is just five minutes away.

Here is a photo essay of our awesome Richmonde Hotel Iloilo experience and why you should stay here on your next Iloilo trip…

 

RICHMONDE HOTEL ILOILO
Megaworld Boulevard corner Enterprise Road, Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
Telephone: +63 33 328 7888
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: RichmondeHotelIloilo
Instagram: @richmonde.rhi
Website: http://www.richmondehoteliloilo.com.ph/

Check out low Richmonde Iloilo rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

 

Awesome Iloilo Series:

RICHMONDE ILOILO: Luxurious Ilonggo Hospitality at the Best Hotel in Iloilo?!
 ILOILO HERITAGE: Must Visit Churches and Heritage Houses in Iloilo!
MSO Sweet Symphonies: Manila Symphony Orchestra in Iloilo City! (Photo Essay)

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ILOILO HERITAGE: Must Visit Churches and Heritage Houses in Iloilo!

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When one hears the name Iloilo, it’s usually food that comes to mind–La Paz Batchoy, Pansit Molo, and Butterscotch. Secondary to that is the annual Dinagyang Festival. But there’s more to Iloilo than just its food and festivities.

Iloilo is a province that’s rich in culture and history, and its centuries-old churches and heritage houses are a testament to this. Each structure has their own rich story to tell.

Here are Iloilo’s must-visit heritage churches and houses…

 

Awesome Iloilo Series:

RICHMONDE ILOILO: Luxurious Ilonggo Hospitality at the Best Hotel in Iloilo?!
 ILOILO HERITAGE: Must Visit Churches and Heritage Houses in Iloilo!
MSO Sweet Symphonies: Manila Symphony Orchestra in Iloilo City! (Photo E

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#Philippines

MALAPASCUA: A Non-Diver’s Guide to the Island of Malapascua!

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When you hear the word Malapascua, the first thing that comes to mind is diving, thresher sharks, and more diving. In fact, a lot of tourists from all over the world frequent the place for its underwater beauty.

But this place is not limited to the divers. This tiny island in the northern part of Cebu is not only known for being one of the top diving spots in the Philippines, it is also considered one of the most captivating islands in the country.

So, from a non-diver’s point of view, let me share with you our complete guide to the beautiful and relaxing island of Malapascua.

EVOLUTION DIVE AND BEACH RESORT
Malapascua Island, Malapascua, Daanbantayan
Telephone: 0917 631 2179
Facebook: 
Evolution Diving Malapascua
Website: www.evolution.com.ph/
Instagram: @evolutiondivingresort
Email: [email protected]

Check out low Evolution Dive and Beach Resort rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

 

Malapascua for Non-Diver’s Series:

MALAPASCUA: A Non-Diver’s Guide to the Island of Malapascua!
 KALANGGAMAN: Leyte’s Island Paradise! (A Day Trip from Malapascua)
• Where to Eat in Malapascua? (A Foodie’s Guide)

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