The Philippines is an archipelagic country. More than 7000 islands are here, of course the Philippines has amazing and interesting natural potential to be explored.  If you want to save money while on vacation in this country, choosing attractive and free tourist destinations in the Philippines can be options. Even though it doesn’t cost money, it doesn’t mean that these tourist attractions present sober things. If you want to explore further, you can find beautiful and instagramable free places here.  You can also get frugal…Continue Reading “6 Recommended Free Tourist Attractions in the Philippines”

Pia y Damaso

Chef Bamby Sy-Gobio offers ‘subversive’ Filipino cuisine in her Greenbelt 5 Mall restaurant, Pia y Damaso with heirloom dishes and Pinoy food with a twist. Browsing through, a flash of familiarity swept in as the list of names, unlocked from a distant memory, tumbled out: Placido Penitente, Doña Victorina, Kabesang Tales, and that unforgettable and lamentable name, Sisa. It is not a list of characters for a play at a theater somewhere. While based on Jose Rizal’s two landmark novels, the Noli Me Tangere and…Continue Reading “Pia y Damaso, where Jose Rizal’s characters come to life”

I took a flight of stairs up to the third floor of a building in the heart of Burgos St. in Makati, way past sexy girls hanging out of club doors, walked under glaring neon lights and signages of intoxicating fun. Past a lotto outlet with a beeline of people hoping for luck and arrived at a cozy lobby that I didn’t think would fit in. The whitewashed walls, plush sofa, two big potted plants exuded comfort but the red sign that reads LOKAL HOSTEL…Continue Reading “An interesting local hostel in Makati City”