Affordable Gourmet Burgers at Big Better Burgers

If you are looking for high quality burgers that is competitively priced, head on to Big Better Burgers! It was a pity that I had just recently discovered this place that I had been ignoring for so many years. Perhaps because their outlet was so unassuming. But as the old adage goes, “do not judge…

Romantic dinner by the beach at Discovery Shores Boracay

We celebrated our first wedding anniversary in a very romantic fashion at Discovery Shores Boracay — dinner by the beachfront. We were initially told by the hotel staff that al fresco dining was for their semi-fine dinner set only but they eventually allowed us outside when we told them that we were celebrating a special…

Our Unforgettable Stay at Boracay Regency Hotel

We spent our first wedding anniversary in Boracay last April 2015. Since we were there for a special occasion, we wanted to splurge a little and not scrimp on accommodation. After much searching and deliberation, we finally found that special place which will be our home during our vacation – Boracay Regency Hotel. We immediately…

Part 3: The many things that you can do in Boracay

“When in Boracay, do as the locals do!,” a middle-aged lady selling souvenirs in Talipapa said this to us in the vernacular. She said that in Boracay, one is free to do what he wishes to do (as long as it’s legal) or wear what suits his taste, and nobody will care about you. That…

Part 2: Boracay through the eyes of a first-timer

We woke up early to catch the Boracay sunshine. We got dressed and immediately headed out to find breakfast. From the multitude of restaurants that dot D’ Mall, we settled for Jammers because there were just a few diners plus it looked affordable. My first breakfast in Boracay was American – two slices of toast,…

Part 1: Our road going to Boracay to celebrate our first anniversary

I came to Boracay without much expectation because of the many negative things I keep on hearing about it. Oftentimes, adjectives like commercialized, overcrowded and polluted seem to abound when people talk about Boracay. But I had to go because I felt it was obligatory; everybody’s been there except me. I wouldn’t want to be…

Dining at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa’s Tea of Spring

Our family had dinner at Tea of Spring during our second night at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa. As the name suggests, Tea of Spring offers oriental cuisine. The interiors are reminiscent of well-known Chinese restaurants in Manila, with red lanterns hung throughout the place. The tables are big – perfect for any family gathering…

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa’s Acqua Restaurant

We had the privilege to try Acqua Restaurant during our family getaway in Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa last March. When eating here, one may opt to go for buffet (I think buffet is offered whole day) or order plated dishes. For our first dinner, we ordered sinigang na baboy and crispy pata. The sinigang…

Day 04: Spending our last day in Mactan Shangri-La

It was our last day at Mactan Shangri-La but we could not pass up the chance to take a dip before we leave. Our flight was still at three in the afternoon. Before lunchtime, we went up to our rooms to prepare to prepare our things, clean up and get ready for our flight. However,…

Day 2: Exploring Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa

By the next day, we vowed never to leave any nook unexplored in Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa. After breakfast, we took a stroll around the manicured garden and the swimming pools. From there, we followed the narrow landscaped paths that led us to the breathtaking cove at the end of the property. The beach…