Best Hotels in Makati: From Cheap to Luxury Accommodations and Places to Stay
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by Aileen Adalid
1w ago
Welcome to Makati, the bustling financial district and cosmopolitan hub of Metro Manila, Philippines. Known for its towering skyscrapers, upscale shopping centers, and vibrant nightlife, Makati offers a dynamic blend of business, leisure, and culture. And from the gleaming high-rise buildings of the central business district to the quaint streets lined with cafes and galleries, Makati is truly a city of contrasts, where modernity meets tradition at every turn! (Best Hotels in Makati) – – – » Quick Travel Planning Top tours & experiences Find best flights to Manila Visa requiremen ..read more
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Batanes Itinerary: Travel Guide to Batan, Sabtang & Itbayat Islands (5 Days or More)
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by Aileen Adalid
1y ago
A northern beauty of the Philippines, Batanes is a group of islands filled with vast pasture lands, rolling hills, towering volcanoes, dramatic cliffs, and crystal-clear waters — its untouched beauty, as some would say, is proof of the local people’s (Ivatan’s) respect for the laws of nature. (Batanes Itinerary) However… its far distance from the mainland, the extravagant flights, and sudden weather changes can all make the trip an impossible task. In fact, these have made the islands an elusive paradise in itself; and yet, like a challenge, a lot of people would alwa ..read more
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Top 10 Things to Do in Batanes: The Home of the Winds (Philippines)
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by Aileen Adalid
1y ago
One of the things that always surprises my readers whenever they request a Batanes itinerary or a top list of things to do in Batanes is when they discover the fact that I grew up in this stunning group of Philippine islands. (Though I was born in Manila, I was raised in Batanes — not to mention the fact that I’m a full-blooded Ivatan local — and I stayed there up until I was 15. So YES, I’m a legit island girl!) » READ: Batanes Itinerary for 5 Days Now if you’re reading this and you’re not from the Philippines, let me tell you some fascinating facts about my lovely hometown. NOTE: Simply c ..read more
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Philippines Facts & Trivia: 10 Things Foreigners Should Know
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by Aileen Adalid
2y ago
As a local, we all have those moments wherein we want to offload TONS of fun and interesting facts about our country to foreigners who might have misconceptions — or who might simply have no idea at all about certain facets of our history and society. (Philippines Facts) That’s why starting today, I am launching a series for this blog in which I will regularly feature 10 interesting facts for every country worldwide. The best part…? These articles will be written by the locals themselves; so needless to say, they will absolutely be authentic and legit. I will continue ..read more
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10 Famous Foreign Destinations in the Philippines (Top Lookalikes!)
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by Aileen Adalid
2y ago
Everybody dreams of traveling around the world! Though it sounds impossible for most of us who live in third-world countries, please believe me when I say that it IS possible — take it from me who is living a life of travel despite being a non-rich Filipina who only holds a Philippine passport! (Foreign Destinations in the Philippines) But of course… I understand that this can be a big leap or life change; so, if you are not ready or if you don’t have enough resources yet to start a traveling lifestyle as I do, it’s definitely alright! Besides, did you know that ..read more
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Best Hotels in Siargao, Philippines: From Cheap to Luxury Accommodations and Places to Stay
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by Aileen Adalid
3y ago
Siargao is an island located off the northeastern coast of Mindanao and it is well-known as the Philippines’ surfing capital in which thrill-seekers from all over the world gather to ride the waves! (Best Hotels in Siargao Island) However, the island is NOT only for surfers but also for tourists of all sorts — especially those who love white sand beaches, picturesque isles, and crystal-clear waters that are perfect for diving and snorkeling. In fact, Siargao is a tropical destination that attracts millions of local and foreign tourists every year because of its promising beauty and laidback vi ..read more
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Top Fun Things to Do in Boracay, Philippines (Best Activities & Attractions)
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by Aileen Adalid
3y ago
Whenever someone thinks of a vacation trip in the Philippines, the first destination that most likely comes to mind is Boracay — which comes as no surprise! After all, it’s a dreamy destination that’s known worldwide for its white-sand beaches. (Things to Do in Boracay) Of course, it helps to note that there are a LOT of other islands in my home country that are not only equally beautiful but are also recently gaining more recognition (e.g. Siargao, Batanes, and more!). Nevertheless, the fame of Boracay as one of the top islands in Asia remains. It truly holds an unmistakable natural magnific ..read more
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Weekend Getaways Near Manila: Top 15 Destinations (Philippines)
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by Aileen Adalid
3y ago
There are plenty of activities to try within Metro Manila — a food trip to Binondo’s Chinatown, a window-shopping spree in Taguig’s Bonifacio High Street, a leisurely walk through the historic Fort Santiago in Intramuros, a night of fun in Makati’s Poblacion, and so much more! After all, it is a melting pot of various urban delights; however, there are times that it wouldn’t be enough, especially if you’re looking for the allure of Philippines’ beaches and natural beauty. (Weekend Getaways from Manila) So if you need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the busy metropolis, there are ..read more
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Exploring Bohol Island: A Gem in Visayas, Philippines
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by Aileen Adalid
3y ago
It’s no news that the Philippines gained more international attention in the past years, and there are two main contributors that I could think of: first, the successful campaigns put forth by the DOT (Department of Tourism, “It’s More Fun in The Philippines”), and second: the articles (which often went viral) that are posted by several travel writers who have been enchanted by the country’s beauty. In a blink of an eye, the Philippines’ white sand beaches, limestone formations, and pristine islands have easily become a hit to a lot of foreigners. H ..read more
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Travel Guide to Batad and Banaue Rice Terraces (Philippines)
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by Aileen Adalid
3y ago
Banaue Rice Terraces — an iconic and ancient landscape of the Philippines that is said to be the greatest engineering masterpiece of the indigenous people in Ifugao: the Igorots. Towering to great heights at approximately 5,000 feet above sea level, the terraces were carved mainly by hand using stone and mud walls that follow the natural contours of the mountain. This grand feat was necessary because it was hard for the Igorots who live in these highlands to find flat and fertile land to plant crops in. Accordingly, with the pres ..read more
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