Gin pomelo is probably the most popular cocktail in the Philippines. So popular a local band even turned it into an infamous song with the same title. But do we know its origin? Gin was believed to be originally an herbal medicine due to its key ingredient, juniper berries. Then, it evolved to a distilled … Continue reading Gin Pomelo 101
A city preserved somewhere in time.
Walking around Vigan is very pleasing to the eyes. Its streets boast intricate architecture plus so much history. Yet one's curiosity isn’t the only thing that’s filled while in Vigan city, also your stomach! I’ve dedicated this post for your tummy needs while in Vigan! Cafe Leona Mena Crisologo Street, Plaza Burgos, Vigan City, Ilocos … Continue reading Top Eats in Vigan City
Vigan’s charm goes beyond Calle Crisologo.
I usually check my email’s spam folder just to empty it right away. But this time, I opened one particular email. And I knew that it’s a fraudulent one. As a former travel agent, I’ve seen way too many airline electronic tickets for me to know what it looks like. Though it varies per airline. … Continue reading PSA: How to spot a fraud airline e-ticket email
Mindoro Sling is the first thing that comes to my mind whenever I hear Puerto Galera. It’s a concoction of rum, clear soda and orange juice with mango and grenadine. A drink that reminds me of an endless summer. The weekend getaways I had with my older sister. My first ever tattoo, fine just henna, … Continue reading Forever Summer in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Such a fascinating story but never told.
Earth shattering and deafening noise of colliding rocks were seldom heard in the mountains of San Mateo. It’s said to be caused by someone with enormous footprints along the riverbanks, a giant named Bernardo Carpio. A story any kid would remember while living in the province of Rizal. I recently visited Rodriguez and the story … Continue reading Unearthing the Legend of Bernardo Carpio in Wawa, Rodriguez, Rizal
One liter of light at a time. Growing up in Rizal province, I’ve heard legends about the town of Rodriguez, formerly Montalban, which is said to be a Spanish contraction of the words, “Monte Alba” or “white mountain.” These tales were about Bernardo Carpio and the town’s limestone mountains. One of the well-known versions of … Continue reading Bridging the Energy Gap: Sitio Anipa, San Rafael, Rodriguez, Rizal
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