Category: Travel

Craftheads Shibuya

Traveling with a baby meant that I would not be able to really check out the craft beer pub scene in Tokyo. However, on a Sunday afternoon walking tour from Shibuya to Yoyogi Park and Harajuku, fate would have it...

Tokyo-matic: The ease of fending for oneself in Japan.

Hi-tech, automatic, advanced, convenient. This is how one would describe Japan and its do-it-yourself philosophy. Since the cost of labor is high, technological achievements allow individuals to fend for themselves in daily activities that in other countries would be put...

Pagudpud for Good Food

The municipality of Pagudpud known for the white sand of Saud Beach, surfing at Maira-ira / Blue Lagoon, and being the take-off point for seeing the most breathtaking sites in Ilocos Norte such as the Kabigan Waterfall, Wind Turbines in...

Vigan Empanada Battle

When the topic of Vigan or Ilocano specialties in general is raised, three dishes usually come to the fore: bagnet, longanisa and empanada. For this entry, though, the focus will be on the humble but glorious (think Strider/Aragorn) Vigan empanada....

The Refinery, Saigon

Given my seemingly insurmountable blog backlog of almost half a year, I’m endeavoring to celebrate “Throwback Thursdays” by writing about something that I had long been meaning to, but had put off for one reason or another. First up for...

Trois Gourmands, Saigon

In the residential area of District Two, twenty minutes away from the busy center of Ho Chi Minh City, one can have a luxurious multi-course French dinner nonpareil. As with many of Southeast Asia’s fine dining gems, Trois Gourmands is...

The Lunch Lady, Saigon

The Lunch Lady is a nondescript food stall on the outskirts of District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It has become a must-visit attraction in Saigon since being featured in Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. With the advent of...