#Hotels, #Philippines, #Restaurants, Staycation, Tagaytay

Qiwellness: 10-Course Yin Yang and Guest House Escape!

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Qiwellness is a secret Chinese-inspired Teahouse, Bathhouse, and Guesthouse in Tagaytay.  Designed by Budji+Royal, it’s a place for couples to celebrate special milestones or for close friends to party in an intimate setting.

We recently tried their first ever 10-course Yin Yang degustation at the Tea House and their Guest House Escape experience to celebrate 15 wonderful years together as a couple.

Here’s what to expect.  Plus, some tips in planning your own Qiwellness celebration…

Qiwellness Living
Aguinaldo Highway, Brgy. Maharlika East, Tagaytay City, Philippines
Mobile: +63 917 522-6969
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @qiwellnessliving
Facebook: Qi Wellness Living
Websitehttp://qiwellnessliving.ph/

For inquiries or reservations for The Teahouse (dining), The Bathhouse (spa) or The Guesthouse (overnight accommodation), please email [email protected]

Related Blog Post: Qiwellness Living: Secret Tea & Bath House in Tagaytay! (A Review)

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Iloilo

HUNI SICOGON: What to Expect @hunisicogon ? (First Look)

Huni Sicogon is Ayala Land’s latest venture in Western Visayas. Just opened this July 2018, it is a 52-key, 2-storey boutique resort located at Sicogon Tourism Estate.

Sicogon Island is located on the northernmost part of Iloilo, under the municipality of Carles. This island has remained under the radar for the past few years, especially after Yolanda hit and brought casualty to the locals and their livelihood. Ayala is set to turn the island into a tourism estate, much like Lio El Nido.

I had the privilege to be one of the first few to visit the resort in its first week. Here’s what you can expect at Huni:

Huni Sicogon
Brgy. San Fernando, Sicogon Island, Carles, Iloilo, Philippines 5019
Tel: +63 917 827 0445
Facebook: Huni Sicogon Resort
Instagram: @hunisicogon
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.huniresorts.com/

Search for the lowest Huni Sicogon rates at Booking.com in partnership with Our Awesome Planet.

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#Restaurants

DC Cafe Manila: Yugi’s 4th Birthday!

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DC Super Heroes Cafe has finally landed in Manila at SM Mega Fashion Hall.

It’s a merchandising store and restaurant in one, with a DC-inspired menu created by Chef Kel Zaguirre of Locavore fame and drinks by Liquido Maestro Kalel Demetrio.

We celebrated Yugi’s 4th birthday with his cousins here and this is what we love about DC Super Heroes Cafe…

 

DC Super Heroes Cafe Philippines
4L Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall
Telephone: +632 477-5673
Instagram: @DCCafePH
Facebook: DC Super Heroes Cafe Philippines

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#Philippines

Announcing… The Choice 2018 Awards (Vote Now)!

In the first six months of this year alone, over 500 new restaurants opened … and that’s only all over Metro Manila!

Every month, every week, and almost every day it seems, there’s a new restaurant opening its doors. There are a lot of great new dining choices, side by side with the perennials, the classics that we grew up with.

As food bloggers, writers, and members of the F&B industry, we’re always very curious about the crowd favorites. The popular vote, if you will.  What are the beloved favorites? Let the voice of the people be heard!

Vote now here: https://awesm.pl/TheChoice2018

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Travel to Heaven

Holy Land Pilgrimage: Following the Footsteps of Jesus (Photo Essay)

About 85% of Filipinos are Christians and the Philippines is considered to be the 6th largest Christian country in the world.

Which is why it only makes sense that a lot of Filipinos dreams of visiting the land of the Bible.

To some, traveling to the holy land is considered to be the final step to fulfill their Christianity. But for most, traveling to the holy land means giving their life a far greater meaning.

At least that was true back in the day. Sadly, nowadays only a few remaining devoted Christians would want to visit the land of the bible.

As our generation gets younger and other travel destinations become cheaper, fewer tourists and pilgrims no longer consider the Holy land their “bucket list” destination.

Lucky for me as a young “Millennial,” I was blessed to be offered to join a group of pilgrims bound for the holy land. Join me, as we embark on a journey to walk in the footsteps of Jesus.

Tripventures Int’l Travel & Tours
2/F Pascual Bldg., 894 Quirino Hwy., Gulod, Novaliches, Quezon City

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/TripventuresTravel/

Email: [email protected]
Contact: +634190553

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#Philippines, Bacolod

SEDA Bacolod Room 715 and Why this is the Best Place to Stay in Bacolod?

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This is the awesome view of Capitol Park and Lagoon from SEDA Capitol Central located in an enviable central prime corner spot of Lacson Street and North Capitol Road in Bacolod.

It’s the perfect place to stay during the Masskara festival in October and to be your home when going on a food trip in Bacolod.

Here’s why?

First Things First

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The 154-room SEDA Capitol Central hotel is a leading Filipino business and leisure hotel brand by the Ayala group located within the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol Complex.

SEDA brand is known for its Filipino hospitality with global standards and a highly rated bed that provides a high quality of sleep when you are away from home.

SEDA CAPITOL CENTRAL
Lacson Street, Corner North Capitol Road, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.
Telephone: +63 (34) 703-8888
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
Facebook: @sedahotels
Instagram@sedahotels
Websitehttps://capitolcentral.sedahotels.com/

Check out low SEDA Capitol Central Bacolod rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

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#Restaurants

The Grid: A First Look at Rockwell’s Food Market!

Update 12/21/2018: As featured in 10 Best New Restaurants in Manila (2019 Homegrown Edition)!

The Grid

The Grid is the latest venture of Charles Paw, founder and CEO of the Tasteless Group, the same brains behind Century City Mall’s Hole in the Wall. Food halls and food parks have burgeoned over the last few years, all with their aggressive branding and marketing. But for the majority, their over-the-top ideas took the front seat; and quality, the back seat.

The Grid focuses less on trendy and experimental food concepts, but more on familiar cuisine done with expertise. That being said, this food hall brings together some of Manila’s culinary industry’s most prominent names.

Here’s a rundown of our first experience at The Grid:

The Grid
R2 Level Expansion, Power Plant Mall, Makati
Operating Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00am – 10:00pm, Saturday-Sunday 11:00am – 11:00pm
Facebook: The Grid Food Market
Instagram: @thegridfoodmarketph

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#Travel, China

36 Hours in Shanghai (Photo Essay)

Shanghai is one of those places that have always been on my radar, but I’ve never made plans purely for the language barrier. I was able to spend a few hours in the city on my last trip to China, and it wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be.

Armed with just a translation app, and with only two definite things on the itinerary (The Bund and Yu Garden), I set out to explore Shanghai with Archie (a Fil-Chi who unfortunately, doesn’t speak much Mandarin).Read more

#Travel

Fly Directly from Manila to Brisbane with Airbus A321neo! @flypal

Have you ever dreamt of going to Queensland, Australia at a reasonable price?

Thanks to PHILIPPINE AIRLINES‘ airplane from Airbus, that dream is now a possibility. The new sophisticated Airbus A321neo flies four times weekly from Manila to Brisbane, each flight taking less than eight hours. That’s the fastest non-stop service on the route!

The new plane is a game changer on how we see long-haul travel! PAL’s single-aisle jet is equipped with two powerful engines (Pratt & Whitney GTF), capable of carrying around 168 passengers on flights up to 4,000 nautical miles.

Here’s a look at the new Airbus plus a 2-day sample itinerary for Brisbane…

PAL A321 Neo

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

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#Restaurants

BCN by Rambla: Charcoal-Grill Barcelona-Inspired Restaurant in Makati!

Update 12/21/2018: As featured in 10 Best New Restaurants in Manila (2019 Homegrown Edition)!

Manila is known to have some of the best Spanish restaurants in Asia. Thanks to the Bistronomia Team, the people behind Las Flores, Rambla, Tomatito and now BCN by Rambla.

BCN is a continuation of the Rambla story—the latter is like the restaurant you would go to in Las Ramblas in Barcelona, the former would be the restaurant you’ll find in El Born or Gracias where the locals would hang out for drinks with friends and family.

BCN reminds us of Estimar in El Born with its emphasis on grilling and seafood, but at the same time of La Pepitas in Gracias with its fun tapas. A bit hidden, it is just the type of Spanish restaurant for foodies looking for better Catalan-inspired food in Manila.

 

BCN by Rambla
Unit G10, Bolanos St., Makati City
Mobile: +63 966 331-1352
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @BCNbyRambla
Instagram: @BCNbyRambla
Website: www.bistronomia.ph

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