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#Restaurants, Baguio

CHAYA: Still the Best Japanese Restaurant in Baguio! (Revisited 2016)

By Abigail Javellana

Baguio: Chaya

Chaya is our go-to place for Japanese food in Baguio. Owned by a Josef Moselina and his Japanese wife Sonoko Taguchi, the homey resto would make anyone skeptical to find delicious, authentic Japanese dishes being served in such a typical cottage home.

This should be no surprise, however, as the wife's cooking experience comes from growing up in her grandma and aunt's restaurant in Japan.

Here's what we liked from our revisit to Chaya…

CHAYA BAGUIO
72 Legarda Road, Baguio City
Telephone: +(63 74) 424-4726
Mobile: +63 915 9054820
Email: greenchayabaguio@gmail.com
Facebook: Chaya Baguio
Website: www.chayarestaurant.com
Operating Hours: 11.00 am – 9.00 pm, daily  

 

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Awesome Festivals

ADOBO MOVEMENT: Making Adobo the National Dish of the Philippines!

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Do you know what the National Dish of the Philippines is? Yes, there is none until now.

DATU PUTI, in partnership with Mercato Centrale and Our Awesome Planet, is launching the Adobo Movement on June 11, Saturday at Mercato Centrale. The #AdoboMovement aims to pass House Bill 3926 declaring Adobo as the Official National Dish of the Philippines.

The launch will showcase the Top 14 Adobo dishes from Mercato vendors featuring the different flavors, creations, and recipes of adobo.

Here's how you can help and be part of the Adobo Movement…

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#Travel, Bohol

BEST OF BOHOL 2016: 7 New Awesome Experiences You Should not Miss!

The 2013 earthquake may have caused serious damage to Bohol's popular churches and structures, but that doesn't stop tourists from coming as there is more to Bohol than its Chocolate Hills, cute tarsiers, and old churches. 

Join us as we rediscover Bohol through Stand Up Paddling (SUP) across the Loboc River, fearlessly Bike Zipping across a picturesque view of the Chocolate Hills, Dolphin watching in Pamilacan, Snorkeling in Balicasag Reef Sanctuary, and enjoying the beautiful beaches of Anda.

Here are some of the new and familiar places we love in Bohol that will make you want to revisit…

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#Accommodations, Bohol

HENANN Bohol: Best Bohol Experience in Panglao’s Largest Luxury Resort @HenannBohol!

Henann Resort Bohol
Henann Resort Bohol is the biggest luxury resort in Panglao island, with a 6.5-hectare property sitting on the shores of Bohol’s famous Alona Beach.

Henann is named after its founder Dr. Henry Chusuey and his wife Ann (hence the name Hen-Ann), who acquired the former Alona Palms Beach Resort and surrounding areas.

We love the resort because of its family-friendly vibe, multiple pools, white sand beachfront along Alona beach, and sumptuous dinner buffet.

HENANN RESORT BOHOL
Alona Beach, Tawala Panglao Island, Bohol 6340, Philippines
Manila landline: +63 (2) 230-3000 to 03
Resort landline: +63 (38) 502-9141 to 44
Facebook: henannbohol
Twitter: @HenannBohol
Email: manila.hbl@henann.com

Check out low rates and availability from Agoda: Henann Resort Alona Beach

 

Here’s why you should consider Henann as your resort base on your next Bohol trip…

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#Accommodations, Bohol

BELLEVUE RESORT: 10 Things We Love About our Family Bohol Escape @BellevueResort!

Bellevue Resort
The Bellevue Resort is a luxurious 5-star resort situated on the peaceful shorelines of Doljo Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol. It's perfect for families both looking for quiet leisure time and fun-filled activities on their Bohol vacation.

Our family escaped to Bellevue Resort during the Labor Day weekend, and here are the 10 things we love about our experience…

 

THE BELLEVUE BOHOL RESORT
Barangay Doljo, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines
Website: http://www.thebellevuebohol.com/
Landline: +63 (38) 422-2222
Facebook: thebellevueresortbohol
Twitter: @bellevueresort
Instagram: @bellevueresort 

Check out low rates and availability from Agoda: The Bellevue Resort

 

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#Philippines, #Travel, Bohol

BOHOL: Dolphin Watching, Balicasag and Isola di Francesco Tour Experience (Must Read!) @BellevueResort

Bellevue Resort
One of the must-do activities in Bohol is watching the dolphins swim in their natural habitat near Pamilacan Island. 

It's recommended to get the Bohol Island hopping tour from the resort you're staying at, but you can also book a boat elsewhere depending on how big your group is. We prefer the island hopping speed boats used by Bellevue Resort, which are ideal for getting close to the dolphin action and are much faster than the bancas. 

Here is a photo essay of our dolphin watching and island hopping experience… 

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#Travel, Ilocos

VIGAN Calle Crisologo: 24-Hour Guide to Best Experience Vigan’s Most Beautiful Street! @HotelLuna_Vigan

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Vigan is the third oldest city in the Philippines following Cebu and Manila. It is famed for the Philippines' most beautiful street Calle Crisologo, that brings back history which rivals Intramuros. The streets are cover with cobblestone lined with old Spanish houses from either side.

Calle Crisologo is the only World Heritage City in the Philippines inscribed by UNESCO. Because it perfectly preserves the livelihood of the Hispanic colonial era.

 

Watch this video: VIGAN: Food and Travel Guide to one of the 7 Wonder Cities of the World!

The best way to tour around Vigan is by foot or tricycle because it is such a small city, the sights are only a few minutes away from each other.

Here's our 24-hour itinerary that you can do on your own…

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#Travel, Bohol

SUP Tours Philippines: World Class Stand-Up Paddle Eco Tours in Loboc, Bohol! @SUPPhilippines

Related Blog Post: The Fox and the Firefly Cottages Experience in Loboc, Bohol (Photo Essay)

SUP Tours Philippines

Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is the latest eco-adventure in the Philippines. And if you ever find yourself down south in Bohol, don't miss the chance to paddle for 8kms across the Loboc River, one of the biggest rivers on the island.

Here, you'll get to experience local Boholano culture and natural sceneries from a unique vantage point–by gliding on water! You can even watch magical fireflies at night on a SUP board.

 

SUP Tours Philippines is the first ASI SUP School in the Philippines. ASI meaning Academy of Surfing Instructors , an international body that offers the highest level of certification for "supping" instructors.

SUP is for everybody, that's why it's currently the fastest growing water sport in the world. It's quite popular because the learning curve is so easy and people of all ages and skill can quickly master it. It also provides a low impact full body workout and an eco-friendly way to experience the outdoors.

SUP TOURS PHILIPPINES
Baranggay Valladolid, 6316 Loboc, Bohol, Philippines
Mobile: +63 38 5379011, +63 947 8933022 , +63 917 7137577
Facebook: standuppaddlephilippines
E-mail: info@suptoursphilippines.com
Website: www.suptoursphilippines.com
Facebook: SUP Tours Philippines
Instagram: @suptoursphilippines
Twitter: @supphilippines

Here's a photo essay of our SUP Tour experience in Bohol…

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Awesome Festivals

SOS Coastival: Saving our Seas, Saving our Selves! @HumanNaturePhil

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180 meter long Sand Art depicting the core message of Human Nature's Save Our Seas Festival or SOS Coastival.

Meant to be a Green alternative to Labor Day Weekend, the event was host to people from all walks of life who share a common love for the environment and a genuine concern with preserving The Philippines coastlines and oceans.  

SOS Coastival kicked off Ocean Month, in hopes of becoming an annual event that draws awareness to the state of The Philippines Coastal Environments.   

 

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(From left, event host Ingrid Nieto of Mellow 94.7 FM, Maye Padilla of World Wide Fund for Nature, Tina Antonio of La Union Soul, Anna Meloto-Wilk of Human Nature, and Anna Oposa of Save Philippine Seas.)

"The Champions of the Seas"  Taking a moment to pose, the heroes who made SOS a reality all share a passion and appreciation for the life and future of our fragile ecosystems.    

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#Travel

STAND UP PADDLE: Are you Ready for the SUP Craze in Manila? @MichiCalica

 Stand Up Paddling (SUP)

STAND UP PADDLE (SUP) is the fastest growing watersport in the world. It is quite popular because the learning curve is so easy and people of all ages and skill can quickly master it. It also provides a low impact full body workout and an eco-friendly way to experience the outdoors.

 

Michi Calica-Sotto is a fashion designer who got hooked on SUP and is now certified by the Academy of Surfing Instructors (ASI), the highest level of certification for "supping" instructors. She teaches newbies the safest way to SUP, the proper form, and efficient paddling techniques, all in a SUP Immersion program in Caliraya Lake.

SUP CENTRAL
Email:
supcentralasia@gmail.com
Mobile:
+63 917 891-1968
Facebook: SUP Central

Here are some important tips and tricks for newbies who want to get into the SUP craze…

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