#Travel

SCENIC CRUISE: 10 Reasons Why You Should Go On A River Cruise!

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One thing I can tell you about river cruising is that it’s a relaxing way to see the world.

There is just something magical about it. Onboard the luxurious Scenic spaceship, we were treated to the slow-moving landscapes of the South of France. Imagine drifting through the waterways with idyllic vineyards, picturesque castles and quaint villages lining the riverbanks.

Our trip from Burgundy to Lyon was a gastronomic utopia with some of the most famous vineyards and Michelin-starred restaurants on the planet! The tours I chose were mostly all wine- and food-related since I wanted to learn more about the food culture of France. Burgundy alone has 31 restaurants with Michelin star ratings, while Lyon has 167 of them! So do buy a copy of the Michelin Guide and use it to unearth great restaurants on your free time.

Scenic offers a more meaningful experiential way to travel. Our itinerary included Lyon for exposure to the Food Capital of France, the Burgundy region for wine tasting, the Paul Bocuse Institute for a lesson in French cuisine, and even Tournus for truffle hunting with the hounds!

Scenic Luxury Cruise & Tours

SCENIC LUXURY CRUISE & TOURS is a world-renowned luxury cruise and tour operator famed for its unique blend of five-star service at an all-inclusive fare, covering even luxuries you would expect to pay for!

I understand now why Scenic cruises has continued to be a favourite in the river cruising scene: besides the 5-star experience, cruisers also appreciate the tours that take the scenic route without rushing passengers from one shore to the next.

In case you haven’t considered it as an option for your next holiday, we have come up with 10 reasons why you should take a river cruise with Scenic…

ACEWIN Travel & Tours Corp
G/F LPL Bldg., 17 Eisenhower St.
North Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila
Landline: +632 729-66-88
Mobile: +63 915-5000-678 , +63 917-572-5540
Facebook: AcewinTours
Facebook: LuxuryForLessPhilippines
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#Philippines

OKTOBERFEST MANILA 2018: Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest Solaire

Eat, drink, and be merry at the biggest most authentic Oktoberfest in the Philippines!

We suggest you mark your calendars on the October 4 – 6 (Thursday-Saturday) as The German Club and Solaire celebrates the 80th anniversary for the Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest Solaire

Find the same free-flowing German beer, traditional Bavarian food prepared by Solaire’s German chef – sausages, pretzels, schnitzel, and many more! A 12-man German band called Bavarian Sound Express will be flying in from Germany as well as a German host and waitresses.

Here’s a short list of what to expect…

GERMAN CLUB MANILA’S 80TH OKTOBERFEST AT SOLAIRE
( October 4 – 6, 2018 )
Solaire Oktoberfest Tent, Entertainment City, 1 Aseana Ave., Parañaque, 1701 Metro Manila
Facebook: german.club.manila.philippines
Website: www.oktoberfest-manila.ph/

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#Philippines, #Restaurants, Tagaytay

NANAY CIRILAS’ Kapeng Barako: The Best Local Restaurant in Tagaytay? (A Review)

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We are always on the look out for first places to bring our balikbayan friends to eat in Tagaytay.

Sometimes, we would search TripAdvisor to cross-check recommendations. We were surprised to find that Nanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako is a highly rated private dining, local cuisine restaurant destination.

We were skeptical about the reviews but decided to book, pre-order and risk to dine first time with our guest.

Here’s what we think of Nanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako restaurant…

 

NANAY CIRILAS’ KAPENG BARAKO
Mayor’s Drive, Tagaytay City
Operating Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8:00am-8:00pm
Mobile: +63 922 291-3869
Email: [email protected]
FacebookNanay Cirilas’ Kapeng Barako
Instagram@nanaycirilas
Website: http://www.nanaycirilas.com

(Note: STRICT RESERVATIONS & PRE-ORDER of food selection 6-24 hours prior to appointed time is required!)

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#Restaurants

Ilonggo Food Company: Namit gid? (A Review)

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Ilonggo Food Company or IFC is a Negrense Filipino restaurant by Chef Rommel Hinlo. It is a sister company of Kuppa Restaurant and Cafe (located beside it).

Our friends keep raving about how good the Kansi is. I love how Filipino food in BGC keeps getting better each year.

Here’s what we think of IFC …

 

ILONGGO FOOD COMPANY
Ground Floor, Commercenter Bldg., 31st Street cor 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Mobile: +63 917 827 4264
Email: [email protected]
Instagram@ilonggofoodco
Facebook: Ilonggo Food Company

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#Hotels

HiEx: Traveling Smart with Holiday Inn Express Newport Manila

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Holiday Inn Express, the first of its kind in the Philippines, opened this July 2018. Located in Newport City, the hotel provides convenience for smart and savvy business travelers with its close proximity to the airport. This differs from the Holiday Inn in Makati, as the Express focuses on limited services at a reasonable price.

Holiday Inn Express is a globally recognized brand that focuses on three things – safety, comfort, and service. The old Remington Hotel has been refurbished to match the look and feel of all HiEx branches across the world.

I stayed for a night to experience the convenience they have to offer…

 

Holiday Inn Express Newport Manila
Address: #1 Jasmine Drive, Resorts World Manila, Pasay Airport Area, Pasay, 1309 Metro Manila
Telephone: +63 (02) 908 8600
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.hiexpress.com

Check out low Holiday Inn Express Manila rates and availability from Booking.com.

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#Restaurants

M Bakery Manila: Iconic ‘Sex and the City’ Cupcake Shop MAGNOLIA BAKERY Opens in Manila!

The cupcake shop that sparked the worldwide cupcake craze with its appearance on ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’ is about to open its doors in BGC this August 22.

M Bakery (Magnolia Bakery) is most famous for their banana pudding and Instagram-worthy pastel cupcakes. But cupcakes only make up a portion of the desserts available; they have a full line of freshly baked products with rows and rows of cakes, cheesecakes, pies, cookies and puddings available on display.

What sets them apart from everyone else in the dessert field is that they bake everything on the premises. The desserts are made the old fashioned way—everything is made from scratch without the use of preservatives—just how desserts are meant to be!

Here’s a list of our top five favorite items on the menu…

M Bakery

M Bakery (Magnolia Bakery)
One Bonifacio High Street Mall
5th Avenue corner 28th Street, BGC, Taguig
Landline: 028479829
Facebook: mbakeryph

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Musicals

ANG HULING EL BIMBO: Of Sad Homecomings #AngHulingElBimbo2018

Ang Huling El Bimbo is a masterful piece of expert storytelling through the music of the Eraserheads, the most iconic rock band of the 90s. Their songs are expertly put together to build the story of friends who have lost their relationships, and their unexpected reunion years later.

Ang Huling El Bimbo is the latest original Filipino musical produced by Full House Theater Company (FHTC) and Resorts World Manila.

Here are my thoughts on the musical…

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Events

CRAYFISH PARTY: A True Nordic Feast @SofitelManila

Kräftskiva (the Crayfish Party) is a typical Swedish festivity that symbolizes the end of summer for Nordic countries, usually in August. Once reserved for royalty, the crayfish eventually became popular amongst the masses after Parisians took an interest, and the rest of Europe followed suit.

Now in its 6th year, NordCham Philippines in partnership with Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila transports guests to a feast for the senses set in a Viking Village for the themed celebration of the Crayfish Party 2018.  Save the date for the 8th of September 2018 from 6pm onwards and get ready to indulge in a festive party.

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#Restaurants

RICO’S LECHON MANILA: Cebu’s Best Lechon Opens its First Branch in Manila!

Cebu’s favorite lechon is coming to Manila this August 3!

Now, there’s no need to fly to Cebu if you’re craving for that perfectly roasted pig from the iconic Rico’s Lechon.

As the pioneer of the famous Spicy Lechon, the secret to their success lies in how they prepare the pig, seasoned only with traditional herbs and spices, and it has always been this way ever since owner Enrico Dionson started the business in 1997.

The menu also highlights other Filipino faves besides lechon. Rico’s has always been my go-to spot whenever I visit Cebu, and here’s why we couldn’t be more excited!

Rico's Lechon Manila

RICO’S LECHON MANILA
26th Street Corner 7th Ave
The Fort Entertainment Complex
BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY
landline: (02) 828 9353, (02) 856 0470
mobile: +639 17844 7067
Facebook: RicosLechonOFFICIAL
website: www.ricoslechon.com

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