Located on the Southeast of Taiwan, Taitung literally translates to “East of Taiwan.” Taitung makes up for 10% of Taiwan’s total land area, but only holds 1% of the country’s total population.
Taitung doesn’t seem all that popular when people talk of Taiwan. It’s always Taipei, Kaohsiung, Keelung, or Taichung. If your idea of a great vacation involves relaxing hotels and easy, outdoor activities, then Taitung just might be the one for you.Read more
La Petite Parisienne is a wine cellar, deli, pizzeria, and events place all rolled into one. Offering some of the widest selection of classic and premium wines directly imported from France to Manila, it is only apt that they also take part in educating interested parties in the intricacies of wine and the best ways to enjoy it.
La Petite Parisienne offers a multitude of classes about wine, one of them being the Wine and Food Pairing. I don’t claim to know a lot about wine. In fact, I just go for a Moscato or a Rosé without thinking twice whether they match my food or not.
Here’s what I learned at the Wine and Food Pairing Class at La Petite Parisienne…
Thomson Road is a Modern Chinese Bistro, a fusion of Singaporean, Cantonese and Filipino cuisines by head cook and owner, Johanne Wee. Its name is inspired by and some of its dishes are influenced by the famous Thomson Road in Singapore.
From the outside, it is unassuming, and you would think it is just another one of those fusion restos. We tried it with the family because we simply love everything Chinese. And we were in for a surprise…
We love staycations in Manila, and this is our best staycation experience of 2018 so far!
Dubbed as “Manila’s Grand Icon,” OKADA Manila in Entertainment City is a 44-hectare oceanfront Japanese Integrated Resort with a steel and glass facade.
It’s the flagship Okada Manila resort and the largest integrated resort in Manila, integrating a 993-room Y-shaped hotel, 10 restaurants, 4522 square meters of ballroom and function rooms, Asia’s largest ultra-luxury indoor beach club and the world’s largest multicolor dancing water feature in one massive complex.
We celebrated Yugi’s 4th birthday weekend at Okada and here’s how to organize your own awesome family staycation:
These are the current prices of the rooms we stayed in during the staycation: • Okada Deluxe Twin Room (1550) – ₱ 14,000/night • Executive Suite Room (1565) – ₱ 25,000/night • Premium Double (1565) – ₱ 30,000/night
European Culinary Week is a celebration of European Cuisine, featuring award-winning and Michelin-starred chefs. Part of the European Culinary Week’s mission is to spark interest in European cuisine, showcase European products, and work and meet with established European chefs.
Among the events lined up for the said week is Culinaria. Culinaria showcases the creations of the award-winning European chefs in an open kitchen style and provides a high-end European gastronomic experience by way of a walk-through dinner.
Decked in Nordic-themed flags, the Harbor Garden Tent was transformed into Viking Village as Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila and NordCham Philippines welcomed around 1,000 guests to celebrate the most authentic Crayfish Party in Manila.
Seda Abreeza Hotel is an urban lifestyle hotel located at the heart of Davao City, that’s conveniently just a pedestrian lane away from the upscale Abreeza Mall!
You’ll get that Filipino lifestyle experience whenever you’re staying at Ayala Land Inc.’s hotel brand, Seda. From indulging in Davao’s best flavors to modern accommodations, and notable amenities right in the middle of the city – that’s perfect for both business and leisure travelers.
Seda Hotels is a homegrown chain, currently holding eight other branches across the country – Bacolod, Iloilo, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Quezon City, Nuvali, Taguig and Davao. With a resort hotel set to soon in Palawan.
We asked our travel blogging friends during our recent trip to Czech Republic for the TBEX Ostrava conference on what are their best and most memorable restaurants during their trip. This is a collaboration post to help add to your foodie bucket list on our next trip to Czech Republic.
Here are the Best Restaurants in Czech Republic according to the World’s Best Travel Bloggers:
Coda Restaurant is an impeccable dining experience situated within (and above) the 5-star Aria Hotel, which is located in the heart of Lesser Town. They offer both traditional Czech cuisine as well as a refined international dishes as well as a tasting menu that can be paired with the perfect wine.
Weather permitting, I recommend trying to get reservations for the rooftop, which provides unprecedented views of Prague. From the creative dishes to the stupendous service and the romantic rooftop terrace, Coda is a symphony of excellence you will not soon forget.
Pikeperch with Shrimp in a cauliflower purée (760 Kč) with fermented radish, herbs and a Beurré Blanc.
The meal for two with appetizers, entrees and a bottle of wine and bottled water was around 3700 Kč ($165) with tip.
The best food I had in Prague would have to be during my stay in Aria Hotel Prague by Library Hotel Collection. I enjoyed every meal in their Coda Restaurant where you can dine on the top of the terrace with a 360-degree view of the entire Prague.
For lunch, I chose the traditional Czech Cuisine called Crispy Oven Roasted Duck (695 Kč) which came with Sauerkraut, Steamed Red Cabbage, South Bohemian Row Potato Dumplings, and fried onion. The duck had so much flavor without being too salty as many ducks often taste and not too oily being baked perfectly. The meat was succulently tender on the inside.
Last day in Prague I chose from the Lunch Menu called ” Symphony ” with an option for a 2-course experience which cost 490Kč or a 3-course experience for 590 Kč. I went for the 3-course experience.
For the starters, I had the Chickpeas hummus with Sun-dried tomatoes, green Cilantro, and Sumac. Such a nice a refreshing treat for vegetarians.
For my main course, I ordered the Chicken Supreme which came with Mush Potato, Sauteed Carrots, Leeks. It was probably the best dish I have ever had.
For Dessert, I tried the Chocolate Pudding which had coconut Tapioca, Raspberries, Cinnamon Biscuit. A dark indulgence that was worth the calories!