Thursday, February 4, 2016

Café Causette at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Where To Eat In Hong Kong

The Central Business District of Hong Kong with its glowing skyscrapers stood amongst us as we emerged from the MTR passageway. The wind blew hard as we tried to cross the street. We entered Mandarin Oriental and sought the refuge of Café Causette for our evening rendezvous. The homey feel of the restaurant warmed us up as we were greeted graciously by a server.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hong Kong Food Hunt: Cheap Food in Hong Kong Standards

Hong Kong Street Food

We veered away from those Michelin-starred restaurants around Hong Kong and searched for those roadside dirt cheap but worthy local food. Or maybe we just don’t have enough moolah to spend in the first place.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Hong Kong: Of Trains, Trams and Perfecting the Art of Getting Lost

Hong Kong MTR

No Disneyland, Ocean Park and Victoria Peak; none of those stuff that people usually go to. We booked a flight, didn’t even plan about the trip and just went with the flow. Getting lost on the gritty alleys of Hong Kong. To get to the core of Hong Kong. Whatever that is.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hotel SAV – Hong Kong

Where To Stay In Hong Kong

I was yawning incessantly as it was an hour before midnight. We entered the ground floor of Hotel SAV and headed to the second level for the reception area. Hues of red popped everywhere that stirred me up. And then I instantly noticed the sleek and classy white dress of the front desk officers with an assortment of pastel-colored shawls and belts; my eyes were fixed to the dress for a moment.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Cosmo Hotel – Hong Kong

Where To Stay In Hong Kong

Our bus dropped us off at the busy area of Wan Chai where shops and hole-in-the-wall eateries lined the streets. It was an hour past noon and we combed the alleys of what seemed to be old Hong Kong, charming in my opinion. After walking a good fifteen minutes on uphill and downhill paved slopes, we arrived on our home for a night, the Cosmo Hotel.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Estancia Resort Hotel – Tagaytay City

Where To Stay In Tagaytay

It was two weeks before Christmas when me and my buddies went Tagaytay City for our last staycation for 2015. Our plan was simple; to laze around all day and enjoy the cool weather with probably a great view of Taal Volcano on our verandas at Estancia Resort. Plus some booze, of course.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Bataan Food Hunt: From Local to International Food Finds

Where To Eat In Bataan

Being a peninsula, Bataan is surrounded by Manila Bay, Bagac Bay and Subic Bay. The neighboring province of Pampanga is known to be the Culinary Capital of the Philippines so I was expecting good food finds. Surprisingly, Bataan didn’t fail me. From Filipino dishes to Japanese food to Italian gelato to Vietnamese favorites, almost everything can be found in this seemingly quiet gastronomic center in Central Luzon.