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Hotel Céleste: "Classy, Luxurious and Elegant Boutique Hotel in Makati City"

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Hotel Celeste Makati
Hotel Celeste Makati

Classy, luxurious and elegant - these three words best describe Hotel Céleste (Check rates online). It is a boutique hotel in Makati City that is a classic example of how a boutique hotel should be. It offers sophisticated guest rooms and superb personalized service to meet the most discriminate taste of its valued clientele. Truly, Hotel Céleste is a boutique hotel designed to redefine what luxury is!

TOP PICKS: 5 Reasons Why You Should Dine at Pie Face PH in SM Mall of Asia

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Pie Face SM Mall of Asia
Pie Face SM Mall of Asia

A new face in town had arrived! Pie Face is a Sydney-based pie and bakery cafe brand that offers gourmet savory pies, sweet pies, and artisan roasted coffee that will definitely be a sure hit to everyone.

Discover the Philippines’ Finest Delicacies at "Island Favorites" in Robinsons Supermarkets

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Island Favorites at Robinsons Supermarket

Robinsons Supermarket, in support of Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) "One Town, One Product" program, reintroduces Island Favorites in the supermarket with an awesome re-launch last June 25, 2015 at Robinsons Supermarket Manila. During the launch, it was announced that selected Robinsons Supermarkets will now be selling finest products and delicacies from Luzon, Visayas to Mindanao, specially highlighted in the Island Favorites section in their supermarkets.

PRODUCT REVIEW: ZooGue iPad Mini Case Prodigy Elite, "An Amazing Magnetic iPad Case and Stand"

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What is the best iPad case in the market
What is the best iPad case in the market

ZooGue iPad Mini Case Prodigy Elite is a revolutionary iPad Case that provides numerous viewing angles giving that perfect angle when using your iPad no matter where you are. With a magnetic kick stand that stays exactly where you put it, it is one of the most well-crafted iPad cases you'll ever find in the market. It is one of ZooGue's newest designs and certainly one of their best iPad Mini cases ever.

More Reasons to Shop at Duty Free Philippines

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Reasons for Shopping at Duty Free Philippines

Recently, I was invited by Duty Free Philippines (DFP) as they announced the major renovations made at their Departure and Arrival area stores in the newly rehabilitated Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 in Pasay City. The same goes with their stores located at the Arrival and Departure areas of NAIA Terminal 3 catering to the increase in passenger traffic due to the relocation of major airlines such as Delta, KLM Royal Dutch, Emirates, Singapore Air and Cathay Pacific.

The Top 5 Teams of Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun 2015 Backpacker Challenge

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Juan for Fun 2015 Cebu Pacific

This year marks the 4th year of the Cebu Pacific's "Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge." It may have changed a bit and improved the usual Juan for Fun Challenge, but the main challenge stays the same. To make it much fun and memorable, the Cebu Pacific Team consulted the past winners and they came up with the idea of a special activity where each team will have to do at least one activity per team with the aim to benefit the local community; such as tree planting activity and beach clean-up, among many others. It also includes sharing the team's Juan of a Kind Story that best describes each team and the activity on how it is important to the team.

Weekly Treats at The Bellysima Food Fair!

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The Bellysima Food Fair Makati

Good news foodies! The Bellysima Food Fair is now an ongoing weekly market every Friday and Saturday at the Glorietta 5 Atrium from 10am-10pm!

Henann Resort Alona Beach, Bohol Extends Soft Opening Promo

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Henann Resort Alona Beach

It’s beach season all year round in Bohol! Henann Resort Alona Beach extends its soft opening promo of 40% cash discount on room rates until June 30, 2015. Travel period is until October 2015. Enjoy first-rate accommodation in the following room types: superior, deluxe, premier, premier with direct pool access, and family room. Bookings are good for four persons for the family room and two persons for other room types.

IN PHOTOS: Taong Putik Festival 2015 in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija

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Taong Putik Festival

Taong Putik Festival is an annual religious festival in the small village of Bibiclat in the town of Aliaga, Nueva Ecija. Held every June 24th, the devotees of Saint John the Baptist pay homage to him on his feast day by wearing costumes patterned to his attire by soaking themselves in mud and cover their body with dried banana leaves to celebrate his feast day.

TRAVEL GUIDE 2018: Hundred Islands in Alaminos, Pangasinan (How To Get There, Things To Do, Where To Stay, Itinerary, Tips and Reminders, Budget and Expenses and Contact Details)

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Hundred Islands Travel Guide Alaminos Pangasinan
Hundred Islands Budget Travel Guide 2018

Composed of 123 islands and islets, Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos City, is considered as one of the top tourist spots and attractions in Pangasinan. This Hundred Islands Travel Guide will help you plan your trip with information about how to get there, things to do, itinerary, where to stay, tips & reminders, budget & expenses and contact details.

BLOG GIVEAWAY: Win a KingCom ZEUS Bluetooth Headset from KingCom Philippines and PinoyAdventurista.com!

KingCom Zeus Thunder dB Bluetooth Headset
BLOG GIVEAWAY: Win a KingCom ZEUS Headphone from KingCom Philippines and PinoyAdventurista.com!

PinoyAdventurista.com in partnership with KingCom Philippines is giving away one (1) KingCom ZEUS Headphone. The contest is open to any Philippine resident 18 years old and above and will run from June 22, 2015 to July 12, 2015. Watch out for the contest winner on this post and on Pinoy AdvenTurista's Facebook Page on July 13, 2015. To join the raffle, please use the rafflecopter app below to send your entries.

TRAVEL GEAR REVIEW: Millerton Aquaventure 20L Dry Bag, "Keeping your Travel Gadgets Safe and Dry"

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Youtube Video Millerton Aquaventure Dry Bag Review Philippines
Millerton Aquaventure Dry Bag Review Philippines

One of the must-haves when traveling in the outdoors is a dry bag. It's an important and useful travel essential that I always bring on my travels and adventures. Be it climbing a mountain, kayaking, spelunking, island hopping, beach bumming, boating, chasing waterfalls, river crossing or just about any activity that there are chances that I would get wet.

A Delightful and Satisfying Breakfast Buffet Experience at Nobu Restaurant, City of Dreams Manila

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Nobu Restaurants City of Dreams Manila

Few weeks ago, together with other bloggers, I was invited at Nobu Restaurant at City of Dreams Manila to try their brekfast buffet offerings. This isn't my first time at Nobu Restaurant; I had the chance to check it out during the grand opening of City of Dreams Manila last February.

HOTELS IN HANOI, VIETNAM: Crowne Plaza West Hanoi (Hotel Review)

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Affordable Hotels in West Hanoi
Hanoi Hotels Crowne Plaza Hotel West Hanoi

Crowne Plaza West Hanoi (Check rates online) is our home for 2 nights during our visit to Vietnam's capital city last year. It is a luxurious 5-star hotel accommodation that offers excellent location and provides access to Hanoi's tourist spots and attractions.

BUDGET HOTEL NEAR NAIA: Flor and Al Mansion, "An Ideal Place to Stay for Backpackers and Budget Travelers"

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affordable hotels in Pasay Metro Manila

affordable hotels in Pasay Metro Manila
Cheap Accommodation in Manila

If you're a budget traveler who have traveled to Mindanao before, you probably familiar with D' Morvie Suites in Iligan, Cagayan de Oro and Davao City. It's a popular budget hotel and a favorite among budget travelers, backpackers and locals needing a place to stay for few hours for as low as 250 pesos per 12 hours.

WHERE TO STAY IN ROXAS CITY, CAPIZ: Roxas President's Inn, "A Home Away From Home"

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Where to Stay in Roxas City: Roxas President’s Inn

Roxas President's Inn (Check rates online) is a 14-room hotel in Roxas City with each room named after the Presidents of the Philippines. Located at the corner of Rizal and Lopez Jaena Streets, it is right in the heart of the city where commercial, business and entertainment establishments are just a few strides away. With tourist spots and gastronomic offerings also just around the corner, it is an ideal place to stay in Roxas City.

Tatay, Papa, Daddy, Itay, Ama.. Have a Jolly Father's Day! #‎BeedaSiTatay‬

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Para sa mahal at pinakamatapang kong tatay

Ngayong darating na June 21, i-celebrate nating lahat ang pinakamatapang na lalaki sa buhay natin kasama ang Jollibee. Dahil this coming Father’s Day, #BeedaSiTatay! :)We're also on Twitter & Instagram: @jollibee

Posted by Jollibee on Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Para sa Mahal at Pinakamatapang kong Tatay

It's the time again to celebrate the day for the "pinakamatapang na lalaki sa buhay natin" - our dad! Our father guided us when we were young and taught us so many lessons in life. As we value our family so much, even if we are already grown-ups and have our own lives, our father will always be there to guide us in all our decisions in life - no matter what.

TOP PICKS: 7 Must-visit Islands in Hundred Islands, Alaminos Pangasinan

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Things To Do in Hundred Islands Pangasinan

Are you feeling bored? A person who is not yet over with summer getaways? Well, this is the right time for you my dear. Visit Hundred Islands in Pangasinan!

Just like you, I am not yet over with those cool summer trips, summer bumming, snorkeling, etc. Actually, I even recommend that this month is the best way to travel. Why? Fares (airfares, sea fares and land fares), accommodations and tours are low since off season. If you're a budget traveler, this season is definitely more fun for your pocket. Plus, you have more money to save for pasalubong or for your next trip. Also, less people around you so more time to enjoy the natural glow and beauty of those places.

TOP PICKS: 5 Must-Try Food and Beverages at Bellysima Food Festival 2015

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BELLYSIMA! Food Festival 2015

If you happen to miss the opening week of Bellysima Food Festival 2015 held last Independence Day weekend at the Atrium of Glorietta 5, don't fret! Let me share you some of the highlights and what are the food and beverages that will surely make your taste buds explode because of its yummy and delicious taste. Here are also the most recommend food and beverages that you must try when you go on a gastronomic journey at Bellysima Food Festival.

Your Guide to Nice in under 200 Euros

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Your guide to Nice in under 200 Euros
Photo Credit: Martinp1 used under creative commons license

The port city of Nice on the French Riviera offers a variety of attractions for those who are travelling on a shoestring budget. With a plethora of affordable things to do and see in the form of sightseeing at beautiful places, free museums, and a chance to try some fresh local delicacies, here is your travel guide to Nice on a budget of 200 Euros –

Things To Do in Donsol, Sorsogon: Whale Shark Interaction Tour (Butanding Watching)

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Butanding Interaction Tour Donsol Sorsogon

I've been to Bicol region several times in the past, But there's something in Bicolandia that makes me always wanna go back. So after almost 2 years since my last visit, we planned a trip to Bicol Region to explore and re-discover its sights and wonderful natural beauty and attractions.

LAMITAN, BASILAN: Meeting Uwang Ahadas, a "National Living Treasure Awardee"

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National Living Treasure Uwang Ahadas Lamitan Basilan

One of the things I love when I travel is meeting great people. The likes of Lang Dulay+ (a National Living Treasure Awardee) and Saudi Ahmad (dubbed as one of Minadano's greatest artist) whom I met in my previous travels to South Cotabato and Zamboanga Sibugay, respectively. That is why, I am so happy that when we visited Lamitan Basilan in 2013, we had the once in a lifetime chance to meet Uwang Ahadas.

BEACH RESORTS IN DASOL, PANGASINAN: Villa Balinmanok Beach Resort

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Beach Resorts in Dasol, Pangasinan: Villa Balinmanok Beach Resort

When traveling to Pangasinan comes to mind, the popular destinations would always be the Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos, the beach resorts in Bolinao or the pilgrimage town of Manaoag. But lately, tourists are now discovering another must-visit destination in Pangasinan, the coastal town of Dasol - which also has nice beach resorts.

Nikon School On-Board Goes to Calauit Island in Busuanga, Palawan

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Nikon School On-Board Goes to Calauit Island in Palawan

May 29, 2015 marks the start of the Nikon School on-Board. Its initial voyage was headed by none other than Mr. George Tapan. A Nikon Pro, National Geographic Photo winner and professional photographer takes us to a Photo Safari Trip with Nikon and 2Go Travel where not only do we hear his stories but also feel his experiences.

Top Hotels in Makati City (Metro Manila, Philippines)

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Top Hotels in Makati Metro Manila Philippines

Nowadays, searching for a hotel comes easy with just a simple search on the internet. But finding the best hotel and deciding where to book is a totally different story. Travelers' reviews matter. Good thing there's a website such as Tripadvisor where you could read travelers reviews and experiences about a certain hotel. Ever wonder what are the Top Hotels in Makati? Here's a list of Top Hotels in Makati ranked based on Tripadvisor reviews.

TOP PICKS: 15 Fun and Exciting Things To Do in Zoocobia Fun Zoo You Shouldn't Miss!

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Top 15 Fun and Exciting Things To Do in Zoocobia Fun Zoo You Shouldn't Miss

Located on top of Sacobia Valley in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Zoocobia Fun Zoo is an ideal place for kids, families, friends, students and adventure-seekers. But it is much more than a place to see and interact with animals, it is also a place where one can enjoy nature, learn about animals and enjoy activities that will bring out the adventurous person in you.

Mercato Centrale & Glorietta Presents: Bellysima! Food Festival 2015 on June 12 and 13 at the Glorietta 5 Atrium, Makati City

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BELLYSIMA! Food Festival 2015

We're sending you on a food trip this Independence Day Weekend!


From flavored flans to artisan sausages to edible cookie dough to carabao chicharon to twisted gelato flavors to chili-flavored coffee syrups to organic detox juices to chocolate-flavored surprises! And that’s just the tip of the taste buds.

KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL 2015 - Schedule of Activities, How To Get There, Things To Do, Where To Eat and Where To Stay

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Kadayawan Festival 2015 Davao City

Are you ready for Kadayawan Festival 2015? "Kadayawan sa Dabaw" is Davao City's most anticipated and well-attended festival in celebration of life, culture and a thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest. Held every third week of August, Kadayawan Festival 2015 is the one of the grandest celebration in the whole of Davao region. It is also a festival of thanksgiving for the bounty of fruits and flowers as the waling-waling orchid blooms. Madayaw Davao!

Celebrating my 35th Birthday at Four Seasons Hotpot City Shabu-shabu Buffet Restaurant at SM Mall of Asia

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Restaurants at SM Mall of Asia MOA by the Bay

I celebrated my 35th birthday with an unplanned, yet very satisfying dinner at Four Seasons Hotpot City at SM Mall of Asia last April 21, 2015. Coming from a 4-day trip in Samar province, we went straight to SM Mall of Asia upon arrival at NAIA Terminal 4. It was quite surprising that there was no heavy traffic on our way to MOA, we're indeed lucky! Happy Birthday to me! Hahaha!

Spa in Angeles City Pampanga: Citronnelle Spa and Cafe

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Spa and Massage in Angeles City

After a very tiring photo shoot that we had at Holiday Inn Clark, splurging in a spa in Angeles City is one way of rewarding ourselves and to ease those aching muscles. That is why when Citronnelle Spa invited us to try their spa services, I didn't think twice and instantly said "yes". This is a perfect opportunity to treat and pamper ourselves with a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

When is the End of Ramadan (Eid’l Fitr) 2015 in the Philippines?

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Date of End of Ramadan Eid’l Fitr 2015 in the Philippines
Grand Mosque in Cotabato City

Ramadan (Ramadhan / Eid'l Fitr) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar or Hijra and is one of the most special and highly-anticipated events among Muslims worldwide. Yearly, the government declares a national non-working holiday to give way for the celebration of the end of Ramadan for 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 fixed date. It 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.

Hotel Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMA) Launches Virtus Awards 2015

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Virtus Awards 2015 Philippines
Who will make history and be the first Virtus Awardees?

Last March 28, 2015, Hotel Sales & Marketing Association (HSMA) launched the 2015 Virtus Awards at the Diamond Hotel Manila. The Virtus Awards will shine the spotlight back on Sales and Marketing in Hotel and Resorts and highlights the challenges and rewards inherent in the job. HSMA group are inviting you to take the Virtus Awards as a sales and incentive tool to excite your people and drive the bottom line. The Virtus Awards is looking for the best among the best; the individual or team who brings the sparks of genuineness, the genius in simplicity, and excellence in sales and marketing.

The Pains of Traveling and How to Effectively Get Over Them

How To Effectively Get Over The Pains of Traveling

I am a kind of traveler who always wants to try new things and to explore the unexplored. I always crave for something new and different. But along with adventures come unexpected ailments and pains which I make sure will not affect me during my travels. How? Aside from my personal hygiene kit, one of the things I don't leave without whenever I travel is a medicine kit. It contains my daily vitamins as well as medicines for common ailments such as diarrhea, cough, colds, fever, stomach and back pains and headaches. Being an active person who wants to try different adventurous activities, I don’t want to be stopped or slowed down by any kind of ailments and pain.