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Cinco de Mayo Promo at Crimson Hotel

 

 Celebrating my belated birthday this 2017 at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila became even more special with the opening of Buen Provecho, a Mexican buffet promo just in time for Cinco de Mayo. From May 5 until May 14, the hotel’s main restaurant Cafe 8 will serve tacos, burritos, tequila and more for lunch and dinner. I was lucky to have my lunch at Cafe 8 on the first day of the promo, hence I had the opportunity to hear the educational speech of Mexican Ambassador Julio Camarena Villasenor (educational as we learned so much from him about the origin […]

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Best Gourmet Burgers Down South

 

 Like burgers? Love movies? Have the best of both worlds with Blockbuster Burgers by Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila. Visit Crimson Hotel’s Cafe Eight anytime this April and get yourself a fully-stuffed burger named after a classic blockbuster film. Let me warn you guys: for diners like me who can only consume small servings or a single regular-sized fastfood burger in one sitting, one order of any Blockbuster Burger menu item can already be considered good for two people (except the Titanic burger, which a minimum of four people can finish, ideally…hence its name). The Titanic burger’s got: Half kilo […]

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Like in Vietnam, When in Alabang

 

 I wasn’t that familiar with Vietnamese cuisine (I’m more into Thai, Korean and Japanese), until I grabbed the opportunity to have “A Taste of Vietnam” at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila’s Cafe 8 restaurant. The hotel invited media personalities and bloggers last March 10, the very first day of this Vietnamese dining showcase led by three Vietnam-based guest chefs Nguyen Thi Khanh Ngan, Tran Kim Hoang Trong, and Vo Van Chien. Savour Vietnamese dishes as we bring you three chefs taking over Cafe 8 and serve you authentic dishes on March 10 -18. Call 863-2222 for reservations. #CrimsonFilinvestCity #TasteofVietnam #CrimsonHotel […]

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Prepare yourself for the long lines at the 23rd PTAA TravelTour Expo 2016

 

 Whether you’re just window shopping or bent on buying travel and tours packages, this year, the 23rd PTAA TravelTour Expo 2016 is insanely crowded and you should better be prepared of the long lines inside the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia when you got there today, Feb. 6 and tomorrow, Feb. 7. Prep up your pockets and cards as well because you just don’t know how many great deals you might just end up scoring at the Expo. Long lines await those who are buying airline tickets since yesterday, Feb. 5 when we covered the Opening Ceremony and […]

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Downton Abbey destinations fans shouldn’t miss on their next UK vacation

 

 Downton Abbey destinations Are you one of ITV’s Downton Abbey fans? If you’re from the North America and you’re waiting for the almost wrapped-up Downton Abbey Season 5 which will start airing in January 2015, you may want to see some of the destinations that you shouldn’t miss, just in case you’re planning on your next UK vacation. In the meantime, while we all wait to see what our favorite characters both upstairs and downstairs have been up to since we last left them, you can always get your Downton on by visiting some of the filming locations and inspiring […]

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HANOI: How Awesomely Nice Our Itinerary!

 

 Last November 8-12, Cebu Pacific flew to Hanoi with famous travel bloggers from the Philippines. We were part of that group. And to borrow a line from Michelle Eve De Guzman of Cebu Pacific, “How Awesomely Nice Our Itinerary!” Introduction to Hanoi Duc who was our Tour Guide who welcomed us at Noi Bai International Airport and is from Hanoi Red Tours,  told us that 7.5 million visited Vietnam last year, 2013. That is close to the number of population in Vietnam which is around 7 million people, according to him. By the way, the month of November signals the start […]

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How to haggle and bargain shopping in a foreign country

 

 The fact More often or not, tourists and even well-versed travelers have gone fallen to tourists trap whenever they shop for souvenirs or even buying snacks from street vendors of a country they’re not familiar to. It’s really hard to shop talk your way especially when the local seller hardly understands you or vice-versa because of language barriers. As much as possible whenever we buy and shop in another foreign country we would like to get a nice and fair discount, right? It’s gonna be easy if the seller is kind enough to entertain you while you’re bargaining. There are some who’ll […]