Collected by Tyson White
Horseshoe, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
The Magnolia brand of ice cream is the most popular in the Philippines, especially back in the 80's. As kids back then, our favorite place was the original Magnolia Ice Cream House, which actually sits in the main ice cream plant grounds. As kids,...
711 Tomas Mapua St, Binondo, Manila, 1003 Metro Manila, Philippines
The Philippines may be Asia's best-kept secret among travelers, a land of sun and smiling faces. Home to a culture that blends Spanish, Mexican, Malay, Chinese, Japanese, and other influences, the Philippines has been called “the melting pot” of...
2277 Chino Roces Ave, Pasong Tamo Corner Amorsolo Street, Makati, Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Little Tokyo is small in scale, but rich in a charm you won't find in any of Metro Manila's malls. Entered via symbolic red bridges and neat, bonsai- and greenery-lined alleyways from either side of the Makati block that surrounds it, Little...
Unit 102A, Groudn floor, CYA Land Building, 110 Rada, Legazpi Village, Makati, Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines
Located in Legaspi Village in Makati, Metro Manila, this coffee/juice shop offers well-made coffee and drinks plus a very tasty S.E.C. Sandwich which consists of chicken sausage, fried egg, and gruyere cheese underneath the bread. A delectable...
The Landmark Building, Ayala Center, Makati Ave, Makati, 1200 Metro Manila, Philippines
Jollibee is the ubiquitous fast food chain found throughout the Phillippines. There's something for everyone - burgers, fried chicken, spaghetti and more. Of course everything comes with that blob of rice that's at every Filipino meal. Oh..and...
36 Polaris, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Makati's Salcedo Village is abuzz with the energy of Manila’s creative circle. The coffee at Commune, undoubtedly, fuels this buzz. The community-minded café is a hub of activity at all times: Mornings see neighbors schlepping in for...
Cubao Expo, 3 General Romulo Ave, Cubao, Quezon City, 1109 Metro Manila, Philippines
If you're craving for Italian food in Manila, and love those little quaint places, you should visit this place. It's not in your usual tourist areas, it's located in Cubao Expo in Cubao, Quezon City, about 20 km from Makati. The Cubao area is more...
Tagaytay - Calamba Rd, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines
Guidebooks and locals recommend seeing this, but it has clearly seen better days. The park has picnic tables and some gift shops but the building that formerly housed restaurants and performance spaces is practically in ruins. You can take some...
Taal Lake, Philippines
Lake and volcano Taal is a must to visit in this part of Luzon. The best way to reach the volcano in the middle of the crater lake is by boat from Talisay. The most convenient budget accommodation is Villa Manolo (20 USD), simple bungalows just at...
Mabini, Batangas, Philippines
It was the end of January 2011, I was in the middle of one of the worst winters in New York. One day I decided enough is enough, put all of my things in storage, left my job and apartment, and bought a 1 way ticket to Asia (leaving only 2 weeks...
Kayangan Lake, Coron, Palawan, Philippines
Kayangan Lake is dubbed as the cleanest lake in Asia. It can be found in Coron and the Calamian Islands, in Northern Palawan. Loved the views there, the word "breathtaking" appropriately describes it. The lake is quite deep, has crystal clear...
Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Puerto Princesa Underground River is set in a protected area of the St. Paul Mountain Range in Palawan. It’s a five-mile stretch of the Cabayugan River that runs through a huge limestone cave and directly into the West Philippine Sea near...
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