If you want to get away from crazy, busy Manila and find some peace & quiet in nature, Taal Lake & Volcano is your best bet – you can get stunning views over the lake from hotels like Taal Vista or restaurants on the crater rim, take a boat trip across the lake or hike on the island to yet another crater rim – with another lake and island!
If coffee shops are the most favorite place to meet in Manila, ice cream shops must be a close second! And with St. Louis House of Fine Ice Cream and Desserts you now have a place that combines the best of both worlds in fun stylish place to hang up, meet and enjoy! The latest outlet of this Australian company … Continue reading →
Manila has a growing coffee house scene – and each new one is trying to out-do the last one! The latest addition to our list of breakfast places is Martin Place Social at the Arya Plaza in BGC, Manila. The chef is bringing more than 20 years of experience in London and Australia to the (coffee) table and his concept … Continue reading →
There are so many coffee shops in Manila these days, it’s hard to keep track of them! One of the latest additions that stands out for me is Cartel in Salcedo Village – they offer a stylish interior, great coffee and not only a full breakfast, but also wine, cheeses, cold cuts, sandwiches, salads and pasta for a full meal … Continue reading →
I love Filipino food, but what really sets the food scene in Manila apart from other Asian cities is the great International food you can find, with authentic taste and top notch quality you’d expect in the home country. Gino’s Pizza is one of those places, serving pizza with the perfect crust from their brick oven, quality toppings and healthy … Continue reading →
The Remington Hotel at Resort World Manila, near the airport, is a convenient budget hotel for a short stop over. You get a clean, modern (if small) room, friendly service and an included breakfast. The casino & mall are just across the street for food and entertainment. And since the Remington joined Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) recently, you can even earn … Continue reading →
You live in the United States and need to get away to the beach, but Hawaii has just become too expensive? Boracay has been on many “best beaches” lists and its soft white sand, clear water and fun nightlife have made it popular. And while luxury hotels no the island have become more expensive, you can still stay on the … Continue reading →
If you are attending a convention at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila, are planning to see the historical sights of Intramuros or just need a luxurious treat on a “staycation”, I recommend the Sofitel Manila! It’s a favorite of the wealthy locals and of repeat visitors to Manila and offers outstanding service and great amenities to separate itself … Continue reading →
Manila is my current home town and I have discovered more and more about it – from the colonial architecture and beautiful churches to the modern skyline, from busy streets to quiet parks! And from bright sunny days to romantic sunsets – there is a lot to like about Manila!
Ogetsu Hime is the Japanese restaurant in Manila we go to most frequently. It’s in a convenient location at SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City, has friendly service and good food at reasonable prices. They offeBonifacior sushi as well as teppanyaki and sukiyaki – three traditional Japanese ways of serving food! … Continue reading →