Discover Island Garden City Of Samal: A travel guide and adventure

Samal Island is one of the most visited tourist destination in Mindanao and it is located near Davao city. Well to do travellers can rent a small boat going to Samal but for budget travellers it is best to take the “Roro boat”. At first we thought Samal Island was far but we were surprised because the island was just 10 minutes away from the Davao port. The Roro Boat entrance fee was very minimal at P10/head. Video 1 At the Samal port, your bags will be inspected for Mangoes. … [Read more...]

Bamboo Grill and Restaurant, Station 3, Boracay: Review

A visit to Boracay is not complete without the usual white sand beaches, good looking girls and of course... Food! If you are looking for a money's worth dinner, check out this restaurant located at Station 3. The dinner buffet is P295/person and with almost 20+ preparations to choose from, it is very well worth it. This review will concentrate on the food and location. First, Bamboo Grill is just a stone throw away from the beachfront and located at the main walk way so it is not hard to … [Read more...]

Famous Belgian Waffles Opens at Abanao Square, Baguio City

Famous Belgian Waffles is the latest craze in town, innovating the food cart concept in the Philippine market. It offers freshly baked Belgian waffle sandwiches with different fillings. Famous Belgian Waffles, a food cart that offers the first ever and the original crispy and freshly baked Belgian waffles sandwich in the country. Upon invitation of a good friend, I went at the opening of the newest Famous Belgian Waffles (FBW) cart at the 2nd floor of Abanao Square, Baguio City. The owners … [Read more...]

Ramada Manila Central, Binondo, Manila, Philippines: Review

"Leave the rest to us". This is the slogan of Ramada Manila Central, the first international hotel in Binondo, Manila. Being a newly opened  four star hotel  with an international brand, I raised my expectation prior to our stay. We visited their restaurant a few months earlier and vowed to check the hotel in the future . Imagine our joy when they offered discounted vouchers through LivingSocial.  With their slogan in mind, we gave our full trust, relaxed and "left the rest to them".  Were … [Read more...]

OMK? or OMG2? Baguio’s Latest Art Haven @ Assumption Rd

Two days ago, a new artist haven in Baguio city "formally" opened to the public. As of this writing, I have no idea on what the name of the establishment would be. Jokingly, some people say "OMK", short for Oh My Karne, brother establishment of OMG, Oh My Gulay which is located on top of the La Azotea Building at Session road. I will still have to wait for the signage to be nailed in front of this unique and artistic coffee shop. Together with Sir Dong Ho of www.escapeislands.com, we went to … [Read more...]

Azalea Residences, sweeter the second time around

After weeks of paper work and sleepless nights, We decided to have a breather and treat ourselves with a two day "vacation". We decided to go back to Azalea Residences located at Leonard Wood loop, just opposite of the road going to Teachers Camp, Baguio City. We have stayed at  Azalea sometime in April 2012 and the experience was good. We were hoping to see if there were additional improvements, and there are. First thing, the hotel is already fully operational and all the floors were … [Read more...]

Christmas Turkey at Marriott Hotel Manila

For special occasions, there’s simply nothing like a perfectly roasted turkey for the family. So this Christmas, serve this classic centerpiece fuss-free by leaving the job to our chefs. And at Marriott Manila, we also bring the same commanding presence on your very own holiday table with our Turkey to Fly. There’s nothing petite about this hunk of meat, from the good bones that give it stature to the perfectly marbled flesh and skin in the steer laden with giblet gravy. For only P7, 500 net … [Read more...]

Cucinino Pasta and Salad @ 4rth flr,posta vaga building

While walking around Porta Vaga Bldg in Session Road, Baguio City, my little boy and I decided to try this new snack booth named Cucinino. First thing I noticed on the menu were the affordable prices. It seemed that the amount was made for students. The booth is not big but it can cater to at least 20 dine-ins and unlimited take-outs. The food was regular just like those found in other restaurants and snack houses.  But if there is one thing that I liked was the mint tea. It was as fresh … [Read more...]

Res Toe Run – Appetite for shoes

Someone told me about a establishment that serves sandals as appetizer and shoes for dinner. I ask him if it was delicious and he simply said "try it yourself"! So I had to go see this establishment called "Res Toe Run" located at Technohub inside Camp John Hay, Baguio City. At first I was looking for a restaurant but to my surprise it was a shoe store with a new concept or presentation. It is like a restaurant but instead of food being served, shoes, slippers and sandals are on the … [Read more...]

Jim’s Retro Diner in Baguio City – A taste of the world in one plate!

A week ago I was invited to review one of Baguio City's own, Jim's Retro Diner which is located at the ground floor of the La Azotea building in Session road. To start, the owner of this unique establishment is Mr. James Sayang-od, A Cordilleran with roots from Bila, Bauko, Mountain Province. He was born and raised in Baguio city. After college, he went on to work in a cruise ship. That was the time he was exposed to a lot of restaurants, snack houses, diners and bars. After employment, he went … [Read more...]