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Fly from Manila to New York in 15 Hours! @FlyPAL

Manila to New York @FlyPAL

Yup, you got that right—15 hours only! Starting October 29, 2018, PHILIPPINE AIRLINES now flies non-stop to New York onboard their newest and most modern aircraft of its generation, the Airbus A350!

This, they say, is the second to the longest non-stop flight next to Singapore Airlines, and it’s the fastest way from Manila to the Big Apple with no more stopovers via Tokyo or Taipei, unlike my experience before that took 22 hours of travel time.

 

Manila to New York @FlyPAL

Plus, foodies flying out to New York with PAL, who want to enjoy authentic American steak, do not have to wait before landing to indulge their craving as business class passengers on the non-stop flights to New York will experience top global brand Wolfgang’s Steakhouse gourmet quality steak dinners on board.

Among my favorites in PAL’s prime New York route’s mouthwatering menu were Wolfgang’s Fillet Mignon, Striploin Steak, Grilled Chilean Seabass, French onion soup and the glorious New York Cheesecake.

It was definitely an upgrade experience for passengers flying to New York in Business Class! Check out the new extra wide body Airbus A350…

Read more: Steaks fly Sky-High as PAL partners with Wolfgang’s Steakhouse for their nonstop flight to New York! @flypal

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES
Landline: (02) 855 8888
Facebook: flyPAL
Website: www.philippineairlines.com

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#Hotels, #Philippines, #Restaurants, #Travel, Dumaguete, Food, Staycation

Atmosphere Resorts: 10th Year Anniversary Celebration (Let’s Go to Dumaguete!)

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Our good friends at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa are celebrating 10 years in the Phillippines on November 30th and December 1st. The two-day celebration will be full of activities and events that will highlight some of the best of what Dumaguete has to offer.

It’s guaranteed to be a blast, and if you’ve ever had plans on visiting Dumaguete, NOW is the time to go!

You’ll be able to choose from 10 of these Atmosphere Anniversary Specials until December 19th!    

  1. Spread your belongings over at least 10 more square meters by receiving a Room Upgrade
  2. Cycle at least 10 K on your holiday during your guided Mountain Bike ride through the scenic mountains of Negros
  3. Eat your Daily Dessert in 10 heavenly bites after your dinner**
  4. Feel the power of 10 skilled fingers during your Executive Back Massage
  5. Do 10 sun salutations during your divine Yoga Class*
  6. Dive to at least 10 meters during your Scuba Dive on our amazing house reef***
  7. Try to spot 10 turtles around Apo Island during your Apo island Snorkeling Trip****
  8. Pamper your 10 fingers and 10 toes with a Manicure and Pedicure
  9. Make at least 10 fin kicks during your Scuba Experience in the pool
  10. Taste up to 10 wines during your delicious Wine Tasting

This offer is valid for stays of minimum 3 nights until December 19 through any booking channels – please contact [email protected] before your stay to confirm your chosen 10 Year Anniversary Special at least 48 hours before arrival. One item per adult for fully paying guest – non-transferable. You can book by phone +63(35)4006940, +63(0)9177221042, via [email protected] or via our online booking engine, and to avail of the Special, mention “10 Year Anniversary Special” in your booking.

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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Enchanting Siquijor: A scarily beautiful piece of Paradise!

In the Philippines, when people talk about “Siquijor” they instinctively associate it with witchcraft, magic, folklore and mythical beings.

You see, most Filipinos grew up hearing frightening stories about this supposedly scary island and how it is home to many age-old tales of kulam, aswang and the infamous Balete tree.

Which may all be true many years back (according to our guide), but is now just a common misconception (or is it?) when it comes to describing what this tiny mystical Island has to offer.

Some may say that the stories often linked to the island are part of its curse, but I would like to think that it’s not. I’d say it’s part of this beautiful islands mystique and charm.

Because little does everyone know that this incredibly quaint island is home to some of the best-kept secrets in the Philippines.

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#Philippines, #Travel, Bicol, Food

8 Unique Pasalubongs to Bring Home from Your Next Trip to Bicol

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Bicol has always been a popular destination for both local and international travelers, as it is home to one of the most beautiful works of Mother Nature. Although shy to show its tip on most days, the Mayon Volcano’s perfect cone structure has continued to attract all forms of tourists.

This region is also popularly known for their cooking – especially when it comes to coconut or chili-based dishes. So much so that they have started to package the popular Bicol Express, Pinangat, and Inulukan in frozen bags for people to take home. While those alone already make for the perfect pasalubong, why not try other unique items?

Here are some pasalubong ideas I spotted on my last visit…

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Steaks fly Sky-High as PAL partners with Wolfgang’s Steakhouse for their nonstop flight to New York! @flypal

Foodies flying out to New York with PHILIPPINE AIRLINES who want to enjoy authentic American steak do not have to wait before landing to indulge their craving.

As business class passengers on the nonstop flights to New York will experience top global brand Wolfgang’s Steakhouse gourmet quality steak dinners on the 17-hour flights that will set a new record as the Philippines’ longest-ever commercial air route.

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WOLFGANG’S STEAKHOUSE lives up to its fame that its steak is a genuine New Yorker. Using prime USDA Black Angus beef flown in weekly from the United States. The beef comes fresh, not frozen, and is a dry-aged for 28 days in an aging room. This results in a more tender and flavourful steak.

Among my favorites in PAL’s prime New York route mouthwatering menu includes Wolfgang’s Fillet Mignon, Striploin Steak, Grilled Chilean Seabass, French onion soup and the glorious New York Cheesecake.

Here’s a closer look at all the menu offerings…

 

PAL NonStop NYC

Philippine Airlines will debut its historic new nonstop services between Manila and New York City starting October 29 on board the 4-Star carrier’s Airbus A350 aircraft.

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES
Landline: (02) 855 8888
Facebook: flyPAL
Website: www.philippineairlines.com

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#Hotels, #Philippines, #Travel, Food

Siama Hotel: Beauty In Simplicity

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Siama Hotel is one of the most visually stunning and beautifully designed hotels that we’ve had the pleasure of visiting.  Inspired by the charming countryside of Sorsogon PHL, Siama seamlessly blends natural and modern architecture into a space that is calm and relaxed yet, at the same time, bold and welcoming.

Sustainability and nature, which are reflected throughout the entire hotel, were the main inspirations that went into the design.

Locally sourced materials were used in its construction, and great care was taken to ensure that the hotel has as small an impact on the surrounding environment as possible.

But looks alone isn’t what makes Siama one of our favorite hotels. The service and food are top-notch, and Siama is a great starting point if you plan to visit the many tourist attractions in Sorsogon.

 

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Quietly tucked away on the outskirts of Sorsogon City in the Province of Bicol, Philippines, Siama is a destination perfect for those who appreciate nature, great food and great company.

Siama Hotel
Sitio San Lorenzo, Bibincahan
Sorsogon, Sorsogon
Philippines
Hours: Daily
Phone: 0917 881 6497
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.siamahotel.com
Facebook: @SiamaHotel
Instagram: Siama Hotel

Compare low Siama Hotel rates and availability at Booking.com

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#Hotels, #Philippines

Vessel Hostel: Our Favorite Hostel in San Juan, La Union!

This hostel is so cool you’ll forget that it’s a shipping container!

VESSEL HOSTEL is a budget hostel composed of repurposed shipping containers stacked on top of each other. Designed by surfer architects Buji Libarnes and Nikki Dela Paz-Libarnes, by transforming vessels originally designed for transporting cargo into this small, efficient, mobile hostel that offers an interesting alternative to the traditional lodging.

With over 22 cozy capsules and 5 suites inspired by modern and minimalistic living for discerning travelers and surfers. It features some of those cool looking pod-style beds complete with neat pull-down privacy shades.  Free breakfast is one of the perks in addition to a pretty sweet location near the surfing shores of San Juan, La Union, you’ll have all the restaurants, cafes, and bars right around the corner.

Here’s a quick look inside our favorite hostel in San Juan, La Union…

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Vessel Hostel
Urbiztondo San Juan, La Union
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: VesselHostel
Website: www.vesselhostel.com

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Cove Manila: Sunday Brunch + Pool Party? @OkadaManila

Cove Manila is throwing one seriously epic-sounding pool party. With the trifecta of fun, AKA all of our favorite things: brunch, booze, and pool party.

Cove Manila’s “What’s Good Sundays“, starts from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM with unlimited scrumptious food and cocktail drinks, and the fun doesn’t end there, come the gorgeous Manila Bay sunset rolls in, the club is transformed into a party scene from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM with good music and company!

It was an unforgettable experience to be in Southeast Asia’s biggest indoor beach and nightclub that took our Sunday brunch to a whole new level…

What's Good Sundays

COVE MANILA
Okada Manila, Entertainment City, Parañaque City, 1701, Metro Manila, Philippines
Contact: +63 2 555 5757
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: covemanila
Website: www.covemanila.com

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JOSE CUERVO TEQUILERIA: Manila’s Official Jose Cuervo Bar!


When you think of tequila the first brand that comes into your mind is Jose Cuervo!

And you’re definitely in for a good time, especially when Jose Cuervo is in the name of the bar. JOSE CUERVO TEQUILERIA located in Poblacion is a festive establishment serving premium Jose Cuervo tequilas, classic Mexican snacks, and large margarita concoctions.

Here’s a photo essay of our experience…

JOSE CUERVO TEQUILERIA
5015 P. Burgos cor., Durban St., Poblacion Makati 1210
Landline: (02) 897 7046
Facebook: TequileriaPh
E-mail: [email protected]

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#Philippines, #Restaurants, Food

SORU IZAKAYA BGC: Takes The Art of Sushi to the Next Level!

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Combine sushi and playful art equals a certified Instagrammable visual feast! You’ll definitely feel guilty about touching the mayo art!

From the group, EatUpMnl, comes a new restaurant with its own unique twist on Japanese cuisine. Soru Izakaya offers a place to relax and enjoy inexpensive Japanese dishes and drinks which make it the perfect place for a friendly group dinner or an after-work hangout here in BGC!

Soru Izakaya provides its customers with a classy yet casual dining experience through its quality food and artistic ambiance. Inspired by the Robatayaki style of Izakaya, which means Gastropub in English.

Rather, Soru Izakaya’s menu offers a variety of new and exciting choices through its modern take on traditional Japanese dishes. Here are some of the dishes we tried…

SORU IZAKAYA BGC
Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Landline: 02 2469069 ext:875
Facebook: soruizakaya

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