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TAO EXPEDITION Day 4: Linipacan Clear Waters, Tao Farm, & Tao Village (A Photo Essay) @TaoPhilippines

01/04/2017 Updated Blog Post: TAO Philippines: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at What Makes @TAOPhilippines Successful?

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We snorkeled in an aquarium-like coral reef with the clearest water I’ve ever seen. Then we had lunch and a tour of the much-anticipated Tao Farm before finally settling in our Tao Village base camp in El Nido.

Here’s a photo essay of the 4th day of our Tao Expedition experience…

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TAO EXPEDITION: Coron to El Nido Expedition Pre-Departure Photo Essay @TaoPhilippines

01/04/2017 Updated Blog Post: TAO Philippines: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at What Makes @TAOPhilippines Successful?

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TAO PHILIPPINES is an expedition which aims to immerse participants in the authentic Filipino island life. The expedition takes place in the remote islands of Northern Palawan–between El Nido and Coron–for 5 days and 4 nights.

It’s highly recommended to start the Tao expedition in Coron and end it in El Nido, to fully experience the best islands and beaches, not only in Palawan, but also in the world.

Here’s a photo essay of our pre-departure in Coron…

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CHANGI RECOMMENDS: Best Mobile Data (S$10/day) & Last Minute Hotel in Singapore!

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I recently got stuck in Singapore with my 3 boys, and that’s where I discovered Changi Recommends, who helped us with our last minute hotel booking

Having data connection is crucial when you travel abroad, especially during times like this. I learned that Changi Recommends offers the best mobile data rate at S$10/day ( ~P350/day) when you travel to Singapore, which is better than local telco data roaming rates.

Check out Changi Recommends on your next trip to Singapore. This also kicks-off the Singapore series in OAP… 

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BERLIN: The TIM RAUE Experience – Best Chef in Berlin? (A Review)

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TIM RAUE is a two-star Michelin Chef and is considered as one of the best Chefs in Berlin. He opened his flagship store, Tim Raue, together with his wife Marie-Anne last July 2010, serving Asian-inspired cuisine. It is the top 78 restaurant in the San Pellegrino list.

Tim also opened two new restaurants in 2013 in Berlin–Sra Bua by Tim Rau (Japanese-Thai cuisine) in Hotel Aldon Kempinski, and La Soupe Populaire (German cuisine) in the Studio House of Bötzow Brewery, along Prenzlauer Allee.

We tried Tim Raue restaurant with fashion blogger Camille Co and her awesome sister Charlotte Co on our last day in Berlin, and here’s a photo essay of our experience…

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BERLIN: White Trash Fast Food – “Exotic food just like Mama used to make!”

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What can you expect from a restaurant named “White Trash Fast Food“? While the place sounds very touristy and kitschy, their marketing is irresistible. I first saw the cool ad for WTFF when I landed at Berlin airport and I was immediately interested to check it out.

Our guide, Matthias, highly recommended it as a first timer’s taste of the night life in Kreuzberg. Here’s our White Trash Fast Food experience in Berlin…

AWESOME BERLIN – The Best Kept Secret City of Europe Series:

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BERLIN: Markthalle Neun Street Food Market Thursdays @BerlinFood

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Markthalle Neun (Market Hall 9) is a popular street food and weekend market in Berlin, located at the gentrified Kreuzberg railway market hall–built on October 1, 1891.  

Street Food Market Thursdays is a must-see for all foodies visiting Berlin if they want to get a taste of the emerging culinary landscape in the capital. Here’s a photo essay of our Markthalle Neun experience… 

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BERLIN: TEUFELSBERG–Abandoned Cold War-era Spy Station on top of Devil’s Mountain!

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I must admit, when I saw Teufelsberg in the itinerary as the culminating activity for our last day in Berlin, I expected it to be boring.

But the charm of visiting the once abandoned building that has been turned into one of the largest outdoor gallery parks grows on you, then you start to appreciate how different Berlin is. (Read “How Berlin has ruined living anywhere else“.)

Here’s a photo essay on our tour of Teufelsberg

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BERLIN: Meeting The Filipina Diplomatic Wife over Berlin Chocolates @DiplomaticWife

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BERLIN Chocolates are one of the best pasalubongs you can bring home to your loved ones or friends back in Manila. 

It was awesome to meet The Diplomatic Wife, a Filipina Expat diplomat now assigned in Berlin. She introduced me to one of the best boutique chocolate shops in Berlin–Winterfeldt Schokoladen.  

You can follow her ongoing food and travel adventures in Berlin with a Filipina perspective. 

I was able to visit Fassbender & Rauch at the Gendarmenmarkt first, so I had a something to contrast with my Winterfeldt Schokoladen experience.

Check out our chocolate food tripping in Berlin…

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