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#Philippines, #Travel, Food, Palawan

San Vicente: A Chance To Get Tourism Right (Philippines)

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San Vicente is an almost untouched part of Palawan that is home to one of the longest beaches in all of Asia.  A rather large municipality, San Vicente itself is divided into a handful of barangays, sleepy towns and villages.

Underdevelopment has seemingly preserved this part of Palawan with tourism in San Vicente being traditionally low compared to the rest of the island.  But that will all be changing soon as the people of San Vicente prepare to open up their quaint and secluded part of Palawan to the rest of the world.

As tourism in the Philippines is expected to recover after a slight decline in 2017, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has implemented a series of aggressive and daring marketing schemes that appear to start revitalizing tourism in and to the country.  With the Duterte administration’s controversial closing and reopening of one of the Philippines’ top tourist attractions, Boracay, the impacts from such an undertaking have yet to be quantified. But one can hope that the government can actually maintain its new regulations for tourism hotspots.

That’s why all eyes should be on San Vicente as it will be the testbed and ground zero for the DOT’s (newest branch) Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) and its bold new tourism initiatives.  San Vicente is actually a chance for the Government of the Philippines to get tourism right.

 

 

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New airports and air travel routes are popping up all over the country with hopes of easing congestion in busier airports and bringing in tourist traffic to newer locations.

With the opening of the new San Vicente Airport, the local government hopes to tap into the expected influx of tourists by developing local attractions and essentially building a new tourist destination from scratch.

It’s a daring plan that will take years of dedication from both the private and government sectors.  So far, everything seems to be on track, and the locals seem more than eager to start this new beginning for San Vicente.

San Vicente
Palawan Philippines 

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#Restaurants

RED LOBSTER PH IS NOW IN MANILA!

 

Are you guys ready for Red Lobster PH? Find your favorite Maine lobster tail, Alaskan snow crab legs, shrimp scampi, and cheddar bay biscuits as the biggest seafood restaurant is now open at S Maison, Conrad Hotel.

With over 745 restaurants in 11 countries, the American casual dining chain Red Lobster is the world’s largest seafood restaurant company with a wide selection of fresh quality shellfish combinations and other #lobsterworthy dishes. The local menu is similar to what you can have in their U.S. branches but with a few changes including locally sourced ingredients, aside from the Maine lobster tail and Alaskan snow crab legs.

Here’s what we loved at Red Lobster…

Red Lobster PH

RED LOBSTER PH
S. Maison, Conrad Hotel, Pasay City
Landline: (02) 829 9400
Facebook: RedLobsterPH

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#Philippines, #Restaurants, #Travel, Siargao

Epic Siargao Adventure (Food and Travel Guide)

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Not many places in the Philippines have captured the hearts and minds of travelers quite like Siargao has.  It’s an Island paradise—the mere mention of its name instantly brings up thoughts of white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, coconuts trees and perfect waves.

The island attracts people from all over the world from all walks of life. This is due in part to the world-class surf and the rich biodiversity of the surrounding waters which have drawn in surfers and sports fishers alike.

There is so much to do and see here despite its being a small island in the Pacific, and we suggest putting Siargao in your bucket list and knocking it off as soon as possible.

Siargao Island
Surigao del Norte,
Mindanao Philippines

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#Restaurants

BLUE POST BOILING Crabs & Shrimps with the Boys (A Review)

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It’s hard to please our boys these days. While they’re each growing up with different eating preferences, all of them demand yummy, satisfying food. 

For Sunday lunch, we decided to eat at Davao’s famous Blue Post Boiling Crabs & Shrimps, to satisfy our craving for seafood (especially after our recent trip to Ireland) and our Gen Z kids’ need for interactive and delicious food. 

We even had a discussion on sustainability, to teach our kids to only support establishments that are sustainable. 

Here’s what we think about Blue Post Boiling Crab & Shrimps… 

 

BLUE POST BOILING CRAB & SHRIMPS (Greenhills)
O Square Building, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City
Email[email protected]
Facebook: Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps
Telephone: +632 224 6349

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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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