Sunday, December 21, 2014

Antonio’s LaPaz Batchoy House – Makati City

Sometimes, I do have some crazy cravings in the middle of the night; pancit bam-i, pancit batil patong, pancit cabagan and other impossibly obtainable regional favorites in the metro. I would just shrug it off and let the cravings pass by me for I know it’s hopeless. But when you’re craving for legit La Paz batchoy at an ungodly hour (and luckily living at Makati-Manila border) then Antonio’s LaPaz Batchoy House can satisfy you.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Good Friends and Fun Times at Hotel Rembrandt

Quezon City has been nurturing me for thirty years now. It’s been my home, my school, my workplace, my love affair and my life. This is my safe haven, my refuge. You know that feeling when you’re somewhere else and all you could think of is to go home? Quezon City is home for me. I can still remember when some parts of the city were still surrounded with thick grasslands and skyscrapers were still a far-fetched idea. And as far as I can remember, Hotel Rembrandt is one of the longstanding structures in the city.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Red Baron Ribs and Steaks – Quezon City

I adore those hole-in-the-wall types of cafés and restaurants. It’s even nicer if there’s a unique concept behind it. And here’s a recent discovery, about two jeepneys away from my crib, the Red Baron Ribs and Steaks.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Stillness of Nepal's Pokhara

So what’s in Pokhara again? During the 7-hour crazy van ride to Pokhara, I kept on asking my buddy on what to expect on our last stop in Nepal but he just showed me his evil grin and didn’t say a word. Ugh, I hate surprises.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Hotel Orchid – Pokhara, Nepal

After being on the road for a full day, we finally reached Pokhara. It was starting to get dark when we set off to look out for a place to stay. We reached a certain hotel that bagged the coveted title of being the best hotel in the area, thanks to a certain online travel guru, but we weren’t treated well by the staff so we sped off right away.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hotel Grand Holiday – Pokhara, Nepal

It was when I opened the door to our room that I felt ecstatic. A huge glass window was revealed when we opened the heavy draperies. And it felt like there’s no barrier between the great view of the Himalayas and our cozy room.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Crazy Road to Pokhara, Nepal

As always, I’ve got no idea on the meekest itinerary my buddy prepared. I would just ask him on what to expect so as to prepare myself (trekking, hiking and the likes are non-negotiable) but then he would only say, Basta… Just wait ‘til you see it. And I would constantly remind him that I hate surprises.