WHERE TO EAT IN LAKE SEBU: "Tilapia Overload" at Punta Isla Lake Resort

WHERE TO STAY IN LAKE SEBU - Punta Isla Lake Resort

In Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, tilapia is abundant in their lakes. They are grown in large fish cages floating in the lake and is considered as one of the main delicacies of Lake Sebu. Munching on fresh and sweet-tasting tilapia cooked into different sumptuous dishes made our trip to Lake Sebu more memorable. Because of the different tilapia dishes that we got to try, it made me more appreciate this fish.

Spontaneous Trips made Easy with Hotel Quickly App

Hotel Quickly App

Most of the time, I travel on predefined and well-researched itinerary. But when I feel like I wanna go somewhere or sometimes wherever my feet will bring me (I've done it many times), there would be "spur-of-the-moment trips" that I have to do - whatever it takes. On these trips, I have no hotel reservations or defined itinerary, I just go with the flow. Risky? Well, that itself is an adventure, and I love it!

Top Best Activities to Do this Rainy Season in the Philippines (PART 2)

Top Things to do in the Philippines this Rainy Season
Top Things to do in the Philippines During Rainy Season

There are still so many things to do during rainy days. Don’t you think? At the onset of the rainy season in the Philippines last year, I wrote about the different activities that can be done and best enjoyed during the rainy season. It includes surfing, water activities such as rafting, kayaking and water tubing, swimming in hot springs, doing indoor sports, wake boarding and a culinary tour around the Philippines. Here's part 2 of some of my suggested places to visit and activities to do during this time of the year.

The 5 Best Toilets I’ve Used during my Travels around the Philippines

The 5 Best Toilets I’ve Used

Access to a clean toilet is one's basic need. We should consider that cleaner toilets would mean better health and better tourism. The size, appearance, maintenance and cleanliness of toilets should be a top priority and utmost concern, especially in public toilets. Sadly, there has never been a public toilet that I could instantly remember that I got impressed in tterms of cleanliness.

How to Enjoy Parada ng Lechon Festival in Balayan Batangas?


"Parada ng Lechon" is one ultimate fiesta experience in the Philippines you shouldn't miss during the month of June. It is an annual festival in the historic town of Balayan in the province of Batangas in celebration of the feast day of St. John de Baptist every June 24th. Get ready to experience a unique parade of decorated roasted pigs and expect to get wet, splashed and drenched with water and get "baptized" again.

HOTELS IN MANILA: Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Mall of Asia

WHERE TO STAY IN MANILA - Microtel Inns and Suites Mall of Asia

Microtel by Wyndham is an international chain of hotels located in different parts of the world, such as the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Philippines. It is member of the Wyndham Hotel Group, a well-known brand in the hotel industry in the Philippines that brings international hotel accommodation standards at reasonable rates. Earlier this month, I was fortunate to have a complimentary 2-night stay at Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham at Mall of Asia in Pasay City (Check discounted rates online). Nestled within the highly-developed SM Mall of Asia complex, Microtel Mall of Asia is just minutes away from SM Mall of Asia, Manila Ocean Park, SMX Convention Center, MOA Arena, and Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

What to Eat in Madrid

What to eat in Madrid

Madrid is one of the largest cities in Spain, located in the center of the country. Apart from its variety of art museums, historical landmarks and shops, this city is known for its ample gastronomical variety.

RESTAURANTS IN SM MALL OF ASIA: Blackbeard's Seafood Island Northshore Grill

Where to Eat in MOA - Seafood Island Restaurant

I felt like a was on a beach resort or an island when we entered Blackbeard's Seafood Island Northshore Grill. The chic restaurant features an easy-going atmosphere like that of a beach - native and colorful decors, waiters wearing short pants and cool blue shirts, surfboards hanging on the walls and the resort-like ambiance of the restaurant are just some of the things you wouldn't miss. Urggghhhh! It makes reminisce the island adventure we had in Kalanggaman island last year.

Diving Spots in the Philippines

Where to Dive in the Philippines - Diving Spots

There are many natural attractions in the Philippines. This archipelago of more than seven thousand islands has natural beaches, coral reefs, towns known for their culture and many opportunities for diving.

Luzon Lovapalooza: "For the Love of Luzon"

Pinoy Travel Bloggers Blog Carnival May 2014 by Pinoy Adventurista

Luzon is the largest island of the Philippines. It is one of the three major island groups in the country which also includes the outlying islands of Batanes and Babuyan group to the north, the islands of Catanduanes, Marinduque, Masbate, Romblon, and Mindoro in the south and the huge Palawan province in the southwest. Being a big island group, Luzon boasts of numerous pristine beaches, spectacular dive sites, centuries-old rice terraces, diverse people and culture, towering mountains, amazing waterfalls, treasured heritage sites, mouthwatering food and of course, highly urbanized areas.

Lemon Baby™ in Macapagal Boulevard, "A very Nice Place to Hangout"

Lemon Baby Milk Tea Shop Macapagal

Lemon Baby™ is a widely known brand across key cities in China. Originally from Shanghai, it is now available in the Philippines as one of the newest players in the ever growing beverage industry. Their first branch is located at Aseana Power Station along Macapagal Boulevard which opened late last year. Together with my friend, we got the chance to checkout this branch of Lemon Baby which is not a typical "order-and-run-place", but a milk tea shop to hangout.

When is the End of Ramadan (Eid’l Fitr) 2014 in the Philippines?

Date of End of Ramadan Eid’l Fitr 2014 in the Philippines
Grand Mosque in Cotabato City

Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Hijra or the Islamic calendar and is one of the most special events among Muslims worldwide. Yearly, the government declares a national non-working holiday to give way for the celebration of the end of our Muslim brothers' and sisters' holy month of fasting. Unlike other national holidays in the Philippines, the End of Ramadan or Eid’l Fitr doesn't have a specific date. It also varies on the location as it is determined in accordance with the Islamic lunar calendar, or upon the sighting of a new moon by local religious leaders. As of this writing, the government has not yet declared the holiday for the celebration of End of Ramadan but it is expected to fall on July 28, 2014 (Monday). A possible long weekend!