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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Philippines: Jollibee

Fast food is exceptionally popular in the Philippines. It may be an oddity given that this is a country where food is meant to be used as a tool for sharing, togetherness, and family. However, with a strong Catholic populace, and an ever increasing American influence, fast food has exploded since the early 80’s, and you’d be hard pressed to find a corner in the country that doesn’t have a quick, greasy option.

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