Boracay

In the Northern most part of the Western Visayas, about 200km north of my home in Iloilo, stands Boracay – a travel destination revered for its pristine white sands, and blue water so clear you can see straight to the bottom of the ocean. A place where the beaches seem to stretch to infinity, and no one has ever complained of a bad day. If this sounds too good to be true, read on.

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Philippines: Babingka and Netongs Batchoy

I’ve been lax in updating lately, but it’s not due to a lack of want. Ever since I’ve had my gallbladder removed in early October, food has not been kind to me. I’ve been limited to roughly 1 meal a day at breakfast time, and snacking on food throughout the day that I know won’t cause me any distress. This weekend, however, breakfast didn’t upset my stomach, so I decided to take a tour of the city of Iloilo, where I’m living through the end of December.

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Ginza

One of the cool things about being in a giant cultural melting pot, is that we’re armed with plentiful food options. Take Pho, pho example. If you decided to hit up every Asian soup location on just Somerset alone, you’d need over a month to sample all the options. Expand that to the entire city, and there’s probably over 100 different spots. The trouble is separating the good from the bad, because bad pho often turns me off from eating it for months at a time. Thankfully, we have Ginza.

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