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#Philippines

Announcing… The Choice 2018 Awards (Vote Now)!

In the first six months of this year alone, over 500 new restaurants opened … and that’s only all over Metro Manila!

Every month, every week, and almost every day it seems, there’s a new restaurant opening its doors. There are a lot of great new dining choices, side by side with the perennials, the classics that we grew up with.

As food bloggers, writers, and members of the F&B industry, we’re always very curious about the crowd favorites. The popular vote, if you will.  What are the beloved favorites? Let the voice of the people be heard!

Vote now here: https://awesm.pl/TheChoice2018

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#Philippines, Bacolod

SEDA Bacolod Room 715 and Why this is the Best Place to Stay in Bacolod?

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This is the awesome view of Capitol Park and Lagoon from SEDA Capitol Central located in an enviable central prime corner spot of Lacson Street and North Capitol Road in Bacolod.

It’s the perfect place to stay during the Masskara festival in October and to be your home when going on a food trip in Bacolod.

Here’s why?

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The 154-room SEDA Capitol Central hotel is a leading Filipino business and leisure hotel brand by the Ayala group located within the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol Complex.

SEDA brand is known for its Filipino hospitality with global standards and a highly rated bed that provides a high quality of sleep when you are away from home.

SEDA CAPITOL CENTRAL
Lacson Street, Corner North Capitol Road, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.
Telephone: +63 (34) 703-8888
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
Facebook: @sedahotels
Instagram@sedahotels
Websitehttps://capitolcentral.sedahotels.com/

Check out low SEDA Capitol Central Bacolod rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

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#Philippines, Baguio, Food

Baguio’s CAFE BY THE RUINS Opens Again!

Baguio’s well-beloved restaurant, Café by the Ruins, has finally reopened! Now you can enjoy your favorite breakfast items like champorado, home-made bacon, Ruins coffee and signature camote bread in the original location.

A year after a fire hit the iconic restaurant, the next generation of owners decided to make a comeback. While the signature facade remains intact, Cafe by the Ruins has been totally revamped, offering a fresher and more modern look but still providing the same old favorites from their menu.

Here’s what the new cafe looks like…

CAFÉ BY THE RUINS
25 Shuntug Rd, Baguio, Benguet
Operation hours: Daily – 7AM to 9PM
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +63 74 4424010
Facebook: Cafe by the Ruins
Instagram: @cafebytheruins

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#Philippines, Baguio

LE MONET HOTEL: Awesome Baguio Family Staycation!

My weekends in Baguio, always bring back childhood memories.

Baguio’s cool weather, pine trees, and classic activities such as horseback riding and strawberry picking make it our favorite family retreat.

Le Monet Baguio

One of our go-to hotels is Le Monet, located inside Camp John Hay, it is one of the high-class hotels in Baguio managed by Artstream Hospitality Management Group, Inc. (AHGMI), so expect notable facilities and service.

Staying here means you don’t need to go all the way to the city. Here you can devour on the best buffet breakfast spread, take a stroll with half a million pine trees as your backdrop, or enjoy horseback riding inside the Camp John Hay property.

Here’s why Le Monet will give you a perfect staycation and family bonding time in Baguio…

LE MONET HOTEL
Le Monet Hotel Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Website: www.lemonethotel.ph
Mobile: +6374 6610202 to 07 / +639175267049
Facebook: @LeMonetHotel
Twitter: @lemonet_hotel
E-mail: [email protected]

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#Philippines, Catanduanes

Catanduanes: Incredible Vistas of the East

Catanduanes is an island off the eastern coast of mainland Bicol. Considered the 12th largest island in the Philippines, its size is comparable to the province of La Union.

Catanduanes has the unfortunate fate of being labeled as the “Land of the Howling Winds” for its geographical location makes it susceptible to being the first to take the hit when storms ravage. With this, Catanduanes has continued to remain under the radar for most local and foreign tourists. On my recent visit, I came with zero expectations and left with a newfound appreciation for the island.

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#Philippines, Bacolod

VIANELLAS: Chic Flip-Flops to Wear on the Beach!

Negros’ favorite beach resort threw a beach festival and they did it in style!

Summer is over! But for the ladies who are still chasing that sun-kissed and Instagram-worthy photos on the beach, Vianellas has got you covered.

VIANELLAS, is a local flip-flop brand focused on simple, chic, and affordable beachwear by Negreñse designer Tanya Gonzales. The name itself has a witty meaning, “Viaje” a Spanish word referring to ‘travel’ and “Tsinelas” meaning ‘slippers’. This links closely to their philosophy of sharing the love for travel and the beach.

Their trendy designs are inspired by various famous beaches from around the world, such as Santorini, Santa Monica, Legzira, and Anzio.

Choosing the right sandals are a vital part of your travel wardrobe, and here’s why Vianellas would look good on our cute summer dress or even bikini.

VIANELLAS
Lakawon, Cadiz Viejo, Negros Occidental
Facebook: @vianellas
Instagram: @vianellas

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

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

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#Philippines

Asia’s Largest Cruise Ship ‘Ovation of The Seas’ Makes Double Maiden Call at Subic Bay and Manila! @RoyalCaribbean

Royal Caribbean made a double historic ship call in the Philippines last June 8 in Subic and June 9 in Manila. Ovation of the Seas is the largest cruise ship and the first ship of its kind with the highest number of guests (4,700) from around the world to call in any Filipino port.

Ovation of the Seas is Asia’s largest and most revolutionary cruise ship. The 1,138 feet long behemoth of a floating destination—equipped with 2,091 staterooms, 18 restaurants and 8 pools—can host 4,905 guests and carry 1,500 crew members for a total of 6,405 people!

The high-tech ship also boasts of exciting features that include North Star, a 300-ft high viewing capsule with roller skating, bumper cars, skydiving & surfing simulators and robotic bartenders at the Bionic Bar.

ARPAN AIR, INC.
International Representative – Philippines
Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises & Azamara Club Cruises
Telephone: +632 892 2701 to 03
Mobile: +63 955 213 3579
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Royal Caribbean Philippines
Website: www.royalcaribbean.com

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#Philippines, Camiguin Island

Thank You, Camiguin! @Traveloka

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The island province of Camiguin, known as the island born of fire, is a popular tourist destination in the south region of the Philippines.  Known for its clear blue waters and diverse wildlife, the island draws in visitors from all over the world who are looking for an alternative to the more fast-paced vacations islands in the Philippines. 

Camiguin is the perfect place to get away and lose yourself, a more chilled and laid back type of island that still has plenty of activities for those who crave a bit of adventure.

Camiguin is the second smallest Philippine province after Batanes (link Batanes) in the north and is home to a population of roughly around 89,000 people. A large expat community also calls the island home.

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Camiguin itself is a volcanic island with 7 dormant volcanos and 15 marine sanctuaries. The fertile soil is ideal for planting and the local Lanzones are renowned and sought after all throughout the Philippines.  (Lanzones are a type of tropical tree which fruit tastes like a combination of grapes and grapefruit.)

Mount Hibok-Hibok has been designated as an ASEAN (Association Of South East Asian Nations) Heritage Park and the surrounding area is home to a number of waterfalls and natural springs.

 

Camiguin
Northern Mindanao
Philippines

Related Blog Post: Must-try Camiguin Food (and Where to Find Them!)

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#Hotels, #Philippines

The Ivywall: Your Home in Puerto Princesa

Named after the climbing vines symbolizing growth and prosperity,  The Ivywall Hotel is an award-winning Best Western Plus Hotel in Puerto Princesa City.

Finally, we found a place in Puerto Princesa that we can recommend; where good food meets modern Filipino interiors. They recently launched their flagship restaurants – Anibong All-Day Dining and Balayong Grill & Bar restaurant.

 

First Things First

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Fly from Manila to the new Puerto Princesa International airport, which takes about an hour and 20 minutes.

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Then, a 15-minute free hotel transfer will bring you to the lobby of the Ivywall Hotel Best Western Plus.

 

The Ivywall Hotel Best Western Plus
Rizal Avenue Extension, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Manila Number:+632 657 1192
Palawan Number: +63 (48) 716 5100
Mobile Number:+63 917 657 2880
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.bwplusivywall.com/

Check out low The Ivywall Hotel Best Western Plus Palawan rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

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#Philippines

Are you a Sustainable Diner? 9 Ways to Practice Sustainability When Dining Out

Savour Planet, a wordplay on Save Our Planet is a sustainable dining advocacy led at the forefront by World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines.

The Sustainable Diner is a series of talks among people in the food industry in an effort to promote sustainable dining among restaurants and diners alike.

The use of this word has risen in the restaurant scene, along with “organic” and “farm-to-table”. But what does it mean to be truly sustainable?Read more

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