Sunday, October 15, 2017

Philippines: The Taste of South (2017)

Another year of tasting classic, fusion and amazing edibles served in the southern restauarnts of the metro!

Las Pinas

Another Story
Cuisine: American Asian
Food: Paella (395ph), Feta Cheese and dried berries (Feta Cheese and dried beriies with a balsamic viniagrette dressing and tossed assprted lettuce salad drizzled with candied walnuts. 295ph for solo serving can already be shared), Roast Pork Belly (Roast Pork Belly with mushroom gravy and applesauce with potato au gratin or buttered rice or mashed potatoes, 495ph)
Personal Preference: 10 out of 10.  The food is tasty.  The sauce used in pork belly, vegetables and salad are in rich flavor.  The ambiance the best!
Location: 2F inside Evia Mall, Daang Hari Road, Almanza Dos, Las Piñas, 1750

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Manila Art 2017

An art fair showcasing the local and invited artists with their contributions to arts and culture.  Below are some that caught my attention.

Monday, October 2, 2017

South Korea: Seoul: Itinerary for First-time Visitors


For the guide on visa application, click here.
For embassy rules in Taguig, Philippines.

Helpful Link/s:
Bus routes or walking trail on destinations
English Map
2017 Top Representative Destinations
Budget Travel: How much does it cost to travel to South Korea

Budget Travel: How much does it cost to travel to South Korea

Hi traveler!  You may be asking - How much does it cost for a trip to South Korea?  How much does it cost to eat in South Korea?  How much should I budget for a trip to Korea?  What would probably be your spending pattern in your upcoming Seoul Trip?

If you are in the middle of filling-up your visa application on Page 4 Section 10.1 Estimated travel cost, the quickest answer would be a safe estimate of 5,000php (100 USD) per day. With minimum of 500-600USD for the trip.

If you would like to know more details on budget planning, continue reading.  This will not promise you the cheapest value of the trip, but a smart spending when travelling abroad.  This entry was inspired by the recent inquiry in Trip Advisor.  Hopefully this can help you plan your budget for your trip.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

South Korea: Seoul: Folk Miniature Museum

Folk Museum, is a miniature of old villages and a total package that shows Korean history. I must commend this place as they were very good in creating those miniatures as the details are so intricate. The place is so huge, a lot of things to see, I think we had it for an hour and a half and ended like an ‘overload’ of miniatures and history in mind – but the artistry in this place is so amazing! Wow!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Itinerary: South Korea: Busan

Route: Manila, Philippines - Busan, South Korea (PUS)

Transportation Card:
You can still use your Seoul City Pass/T-money card in Busan.  In case you have a problem on re-loading the card, you can go to the nearest 7/11 or CU convenience store. However, more favorable is to use Bee Cash.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

South Korea: Seoul Insider

Note: If first time traveler to Seoul, please visit the detailed entry and guide on Itinerary for First-time Visitors

Are you looking for destinations in Seoul that are considered on the next grid or those places that are less visited by the tourists.  Here's the list of rising places suggested by the group of local students behind Seoul_Insider.  They have categorized the places into 8 themes and you can contact them if you want local guides, visit their blog and instagram account for more information.

Friday, September 8, 2017

2017: Philippines: Korean Film Festival

Thanks to Korea Cultural Center (KCC) Philippines, as they celebrate this year another Korean Film Festival. Six films will be seen in selected local cinemas for free. For complete event details, click here.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Travel. Enjoy. Respect

In support of the #TravelEnjoyRespect movement.

The Tips for a Responsible Traveller were developed by the World Committee on Tourism Ethics and are based on the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism.

Click here for complete text on Tips for a Responsible Traveller

  • Honor your hosts and our common heritage.Research your destination to learn about local customs, traditions and social conditions.
  •  Learn to speak a few words in the local language.
  • Support the local economy. | Respect all that makes an international destination different and unique.
  • Always ask before taking photographs.
  • Protect our planet. | Leave only a minimum footprint and a good impression behind. 
  • Support the local economy. | Respect livelihoods of local vendors and artisans by paying a fair price.
  • Be an informed traveler. | Take appropriate health and safety precautions prior and during your trip.
  • Be a respectful traveler.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Philippines: Flavors of Makati (2017)

Le Petit Souffle Restaurant
Location: Third Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City 1210 (10:00 -

Friday, August 4, 2017

Philippines: Flavors of Taguig (2017) - Restaurants in Bonifacio Global City (BGC)

The Cook by Hongleepark

Location: 1F, The Forum, 7th Avenue Corner Federacion Drive, Bonifacio Global City
Food: Spicy Chicken Steak Salad (chicken, seafood in homemade spicy sauce and veggies, 699php)
Cuisine: Fusion of Korean & Italian
Personal Preference: 8 out of 10.  Tasty, but pricey.
Review on Tripadvisor

Friday, July 28, 2017

Train Travel Tips

Are you a bus rider or car owner in the metro? Are you curious on how to properly behave when taking the subways abroad?

Unlike Manila, neighboring cities like Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei, Seoul and Tokyo have very convenient subway transportation system. Below are some reminders you may need to consider when taking trains abroad.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

2017 May: Japan: Fukuoka: Hakata Gofukumachi Hostel Takataniya

Hakata Gofukumachi Hostel Takataniya
9-5 Nakagofukumachi, Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan 812-0035
博多 呉服町 ホステル 高谷家
博多区中呉服町 9-5, 博多, 福岡, 日本 812-0035
Email: takataniya[@]

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

2011 November: South Korea: Jeju: O’sulloc Museum

The O’sulloc Museum, located on Jeju-do Island near Seogwangdawon. The “o” in “o’sulloc”, means to appreciate and enjoy, and it also stands for the origin of sulloc, only sulloc, and of sulloc tea. [Source]

O´sulloc Tea House
Seoul-si Jung-gu Myeongdong2-ga 33-1