Thursday, March 12, 2015

POV:#WhereToNext #Airbnb #AirbnbPH

Glad to discover new site which enable travellers all over the world to post spaces available for rent; in turn, allows customers to rent out those spaces, which could be available anywhere from a couple of days to a month.You want to know what site I'm talking about? It's AirBnB.com!



To know more about AirBnB, here's a quick runthrough from their about section:

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone.

Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.




After signing up and creating MY OWN PROFILE, I can't stop checking cool spaces and deals from all over the world. From Barcelona, New York, and Seoul to Rio de Janeiro, Paris and San Francisco, I can browse places which can accommodate me and my travel friends for a very practical price. After seeing possible places to stay in various areas around the globe, I come up with a Travel Bucket Wish List and I used the site by adding it to my Wish List!

Let's start the run down!

International Destinations


"Bali is an island and province of Indonesia, and includes a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa Penida. It is located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. Its capital of Denpasar is located at the southern part of the island." - Wikipedia.com

I chose this tree house because besides the fact that it's near from airport, Seminyak, Ubud, Tanah Lot Temple and Echo Beach, the area promises a traditional Balinese ambiance and is set in beautiful rice fields of Canggu.



Bangkok is one of the world's top tourist destination cities. MasterCard ranked Bangkok as the global top destination city by international visitor arrivals in its Global Destination Cities Index, with 15.98 million projected visitors in 2013.

Bangkok is a city of extremes:, non-stop shopping and stilled meditation, spicy food to sweet delights, neon lights and majestic temples ... to keep up with this forever swaying experience, one always needs to have a natural smile handy. Read good reviews about the place. :)



Siem Reap today—being a popular tourist destination—has a large number of hotels, resorts, restaurants and businesses closely related to tourism. This is much owed to its proximity to Angkor temples, the most popular tourist attraction in Cambodia.

Mudra Angkor Boutique Hotel has 16 luxury rooms on offer, an on-site restaurant, free WiFi, complimentary pick up from the airport Boat dock, bus station and the top tourist attractions within a short drive from the hotel that make this the perfect choice for my stay in Siem Reap. 


Phuket, which is somewhat smaller than the size of Singapore, is Thailand’s largest island. The island is connected to mainland Thailand by two bridges. It is situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea.  

Kamala Beach is one of the most magnigicent beach in Phuket where you could retreat your mind with crystal clear water and greenery of the hill. This place is 80 Sq.M. plus private balcony and kitchen. Enjoy staying with Cable TV, Wifi Area, Food and drink delivery service, Houskeeping.


Perfectly located in heart of Old Quarter, the hotel is close to Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, Hanoi railway station, Hoan Kiem Lake and the Temple of Literature. Nearby points of interest also include Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ngoc Son Temple. The hotel is located in the Old Quarter of the city, and restaurants and shopping can be found within a few metres of the property. Noi Bai International Airport is around 35 km away and can be reached in 45 minutes' drive. 

Local Destinations


The province is a popular tourist destination with its beaches and resorts. The Chocolate Hills, numerous mounds of limestone formations, is the most popular attraction. The formations can be seen by land (climbing the highest point) or by air via ultralight airplane tours. Panglao Island, located just southwest of Tagbilaran City, is famous for its diving locations and routinely listed as one of the top ten diving locations in the world.

The Space is an exclusive private house only for you, standing right on the front beach, surrounded by coconut trees and a flower garden, and the seashore is ideal for relaxing vacation.



This small 8 room quiet resort is located on Olango Island. We assure you total rest and relaxation in our secluded and private location on a coral rock cliff. Our resort is perfect for couples, groups, divers, snorkellers and people who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. 


Named after the whimsical ‘Tiki’, this secluded, tranquil, exclusive, and very private resort offers an alternative hide away from the day to day city hustle. Tiki offers a magical way to experience the carefree island lifestyle. Designed to preserve the island’s magnificence, every building was gracefully planned to fit perfectly with the natural setting. 


Staycation


A large (36 sqm) private room with en suite bathroom. Newly renovated. In a stylish yet bohemian apt. in the heart of the trendy Malate district. As featured in Elle Decoration (incl. the cover) February 2013. Near the historic center of Manila. 



Location is very central,beside two malls and a few minutes to Greenbelt,Glorietta and Ayala Avenue. Hyper amenitized,grandest pool in the city,world class gym,awesome Sky Lounge. Five Star stay that is pocket friendly.

My list goes on and on as I browse Airbnb. But for now, this 10 lovely spaces/ destinations would definitely be my priority. 

“Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 192 countries”. So what are waiting for? Sign up and check spaces for your next travel destinations! #MyAirbnbBucketList.





You can check out AirBnB.com by creating your FREE Account in 4 easy steps! :)

1/ Go to Airbnb website.
2/ Sign up via Facebook or with your email address.
3/ Complete your Airbnb profile.
4/ Ready to travel? Check out this video on how to travel on Airbnb


How about you? What are your dream destinations?

“WHETHER AN APARTMENT FOR A MONTH, A CASTLE FOR A WEEK, OR A VILLA FOR A MONTH, AIRBNB CONNECTS PEOPLE TO UNIQUE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES, AT ANY PRICE POINT, IN MORE THAN 34,000 CITIES AND 190 COUNTRIES”

 #WhereToNext #Airbnb #AirbnbPH

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Friday, March 6, 2015

#FoodPH - EAT.Cafe - Home of Sinful but Guilt-Free Healthy Dishes!

EAT.Cafe is a must visit food haven when you are in Malate. EAT.Cafe showcases sinful yet healthy dishes that are out of the box and exciting to munch in. Let me share you the MUST try delectable creations of EAT.Cafe prepared by Chef Erik.

Potato Leek Soup is priced at Php 160.00.
Perfect way to start your meal at EAT.Cafe. It's interesting to have something to chew on while sipping this potato leek soup as you feel mashed potatoes in it.

Oats Caldo is priced at Php 210.00. (Good for Sharing)
This dish is EAT.Cafe's take on Arroz Caldo. Instead of using rice, they used oats to make it healthy. The taste of the chicken is so evident that will make you crave for it more and more. Best to dig in while it's hot.

Mushroom Fritters is priced at Php 180.00. (Good for Sharing)
EAT.Cafe uses Shiitake Mushrooms coated with a special breading. This dish is one of my personal favorite because it tastes like meat. It goes well with garlic mayo sauce or vinegar. I love how it's crispy on the outside but juicy on the inside.

Smoked Ham with Spicy Pineapple Compote is priced at Php 210.00. (Good for Sharing)
I love the smoked ham used in this dish. Special spicy pineapple compote is home made and compliments well with the smoked ham.The kick coming from the compote added its extra edge.

Croque Madame is priced at Php 370.00. (Good for Sharing)
Enjoy the rich combination of Ham, Cheese, Bechamel Sauce and Egg in a thick slice of home-made bread. You will surely enjoy every bite of it as EAT.Cafe always used their freshly baked bread.


Beef with Fried Egg and Mushroom is priced at Php 220.00. (Good for Sharing)
This dish is one of their open face sandwiches. If you're more of a meaty person, this dish is perfect for you!

Spicy Tuna, Tomato and Olives is priced at Php 220.00. (Good for Sharing)
For those people who loves the flavor of seafood or fish, this dish is a must try! You'll be enjoying the specialty pasta that was used in this dish. It's not the ordinary pasta served in your usual restaurant.

Chicken Parmigiana is priced at Php 220.00. (Good for Sharing)
This dish used the same specialty thick pasta which is coated with tomato sauce and cheese.  Served with a generous amount of Chicken Cuts, be ready to indulge with amazing flavors and authentic pasta experience.

Chocnut Cheesecake.
Save some space for DESSERT! I am fond of desserts which have the right amount of sweetness. EAT.Cafe's Chocnut Cheesecake is a perfect example of that. I love how moist the cheesecake is without overpowering the chocnut blend. Definitely a MUST TRY!

Chili and Walnut Brownies.
I am really amazed with the chili flavored one since I already tried chili flavored artisanal chocolates before. The kick from the chilis will linger after few bites. It will leave you some weirdness and by that I mean, a good way of weirdness. The chocolate that was used was on the darker side so expect a bitter sweet engagement.


Besides the food they are offering, I also love the homey vibe and overall ambiance of the place. EAT.Cafe is perfect for small gatherings, friendly reunions, team eat-out sessions and even intimate family celebrations.

The special buffet set-up for the foodies

talking about some homey vibe.

Open Fridge for drinks, sweets and pastries available for the day.

I love this corner. There's so much feels about it.


Thank you Nicole and Elaine for inviting me and most specially Ms.Claudette Dy and Chef Erik Capaque for accommodating us!

Ms. Claudette Dy, Owner of EAT.Cafe

Chef Erik Capaque of EAT.Cafe



Ranking - 5 being the highest

Taste: 4.5
Service: 4.5
Ambiance: 5
Value for Money: 4.5


EAT.Cafe is located at Mezzanine Level, V Hotel, 1766 M. Adriatico Street, Malate, Manila. For more information about their menu, operation hours and reservations, you may check this link: EAT.CAFE.

Food Bloggers and Zomans with Ms. Claudette and Chef Erik.


To let you experience EAT.Cafe, I am raffling one (1) Five Hundred Pesos (500.00) worth of GC from EAT.Cafe. Fill up the rafflecopter below:

Winners will be manually validated by yours truly and will be announced on April 15, 2015, Wednesday.


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