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February 05, 2016

BINONDO: 15 Places to Try on your Next Binondo Food Crawl!

Make sure to download Our Awesome Guide: Binondo Food Crawl for information, food, and pasalubong tips when in Binondo, Manila! :) 


Every year the streets of Binondo Chinatown become busy as the Chinese New Year approaches. Binondo having its own character will give you an experience of a different culture, full of colorfulness, different smells, and rich history while walking on its chaotic streets.

What's more, exciting than bargain shopping at Chinatown is experiencing its gastronomic landscape

binondo food crawl map

This food crawl isn't about your typical meal at President's, or go to dumpling shop at Ying Ying and Wai Ying, nor your favorite fast food chain like Tasty. We curated this food walk searching for your money's worth yummy mid-range eateries and family owned businesses that are celebrated in Binondo.

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February 02, 2016

Anyeonghaseo: An Introduction to the Food and Culture of Korea

Korean culture has long been a subject of international interest since the Halyu, or Korean Wave, of the 2000’s. Everywhere from music, fashion, technology, and food has found its way into the norm of the Filipino palate and style.

The Korean mainstream was introduced through telenovelas on our local airwaves, which grew in popularity due to the new style of storytelling. The fascination towards these telenovelas fueled the interest in Korean music, food, and culture.

Check out the introduction into the Korean culture in this basic guide to their entertainment, food, and drinks.

 

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January 27, 2016

ASEAN Tourism Forum Recap: ASEAN Integration to Boost Philippines Tourism!

ASEAN Tourism Forum
This year's ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) held in Manila from January 18 to 25, 2016 with this year's theme "One Community for Sustainability", a cooperative effort aimed at promoting the region as a single tourist destination.

The annual event involves all the tourism industry sectors of the 10 member nations of ASEAN: Brunei, Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to discuss innovations, trends, and developments in the tourism industry and facilitate joint policy formulations to accelerate the growth of the region's tourism.

Here are the Philippines development plans to increase tourist arrivals, highlighted during the ASEAN Tourism Forum.

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January 20, 2016

100 Photos of Great Cuisines in the Philippines! (Series 4 of 4) #LGG4PH #LGG4TheGreat

Our Awesome Planet, in partnership with LG Electronics, present 100 Photos of Great Cuisines in the Philippines as Shot using LG G4.  

Here's the 4th batch of 25 yummy photos to complete the 100 Great Cuisines campaign:

100 Great Cuisines in the Philippines Photo Exhibit(1-25) | (25-50) | (50-75) | (76-100)

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Pink Floyd @ ADAAM and YVES 

 

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January 19, 2016

Plan Your Next Adventure this 2016! (A Comprehensive Guide to Philippine Festivals and Holidays)

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When it comes to one of the happiest places on earth, the Philippines definitely does not fail to impress. In these 7,000 islands are an array of beautifully rich festivals and celebrations to make you feel alive!

So if you’re looking for adventure, here is a comprehensive list of some of the most popular festivals and fiestas the Philippines has to offer this 2016!

 

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January 14, 2016

Awesome Guide: 15 Places to Try in Angeles City (Part 3 - International Cuisine)

Awesome Guide: 15 Places to Try in Angeles City: Filipino Cuisine (4) | Awesome Places (3)| International Cuisine (8)

Angeles City Culinary Capital PH

Getting hungry is not an option, Angeles City famed for being the "Culinary Capital of the Philippines" not only produces yummy Filipino dishes but will also surprise you with global dining options.

Once was a U.S Military base that brought together other nationalities, with this they were able to share and influence their culture including a number of authentic international dishes from their respective countries. 

 

Here's a 24-Hour guide to Angeles city complete with a food trip guide, heritage tours and fun adventurous activities everyone to enjoy...

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Awesome Guide: 15 Places to Try in Angeles City (Part 2- Awesome Places)

Awesome Guide: 15 Places to Try in Angeles City: Filipino Cuisine (4) | Awesome Places (3)| International Cuisine (8)

Angeles City Culinary Capital PH

Angeles City is known for two things one for being the Culinary Capital of the Philippines and second for its red light district. Besides that Angeles is home to activities everyone can enjoy, it is equipped with a state of the art museum, old houses & architectures, works from award-winning artists and an exciting wakeboard park.

Besides having a Kapampangan food trip complete your trip with short history lessons and some little fun.

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Awesome Guide: 15 Places to Try in Angeles City (Part 1- Filipino Cuisine)

Awesome Guide: 15 Places to Try in Angeles City: Filipino Cuisine (4) | Awesome Places (3)| International Cuisine (8)

Angeles City Culinary Capital PH

Angeles City, with its reputation famous for the red light district, you'd be surprised that Angeles City is far from that. Famed for being recognized as the "Culinary Capital of the Philippines", it's no wonder you'll find some of the best Filipino cuisines. The city once served as U.S. Military base that brought together many nationalities, bringing with them are a number of authentic international dishes.


Here's a 24-Hour guide to Angeles city complete with a food trip guide, heritage tours and fun adventurous activities everyone to enjoy...

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