Food and Drink


12 Reasons why Kolkata is a foodie's paradise

Old Manila reopens with something new

Old Manila is a misnomer. This iconic restaurant of the Peninsula Manila does not really remind us outright of old Manila. What it has are artistic takes on details of the once genteel city. Photographs by Francisco “Paco” Guerrero and the artistry of Kenneth Cobonpue, Pepito Albert and Ito Kish are put together for a modern, sophisticated vibe. You will not imagine the sound of calesas on cobbled streets here, nor the roar of jeepneys as they...

Headed to Bergen? Don't miss these unforgettable attractions

Debunking the Mystery of the Phantom Island of San Juan

It had been featured in various maps from the 16th- to 18th-centuries before vanishing completely.

Here’s A Taste Of What It Is Like To Moto Camp In Montreal

Let’s go on a little camping trip with YouTuber, onherbike, and her bike, Chillie.

DOT welcomes Chinese tourists to PH as China eases outbound travel restrictions

The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday welcomed nearly 200 Chinese tourists into the Philippines, following the easing of outbound travel restrictions in China. DOT Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian personally welcomed around 190 visitors from the Chinese city of Xiamen upon their arrival at NAIA Terminal 1 at 4:55 p.m. The welcome ceremony included lively music from a Filipino bamboo...

DoT sees faster tourism recovery with Chinese group tours

THE Philippines mounted a warm welcome reception for arriving Chinese tourists on January 24 in celebration of the Chinese New Year and the continuous influx of Chinese visitors, following the easing of outbound travel restrictions of China.Department of Tourism (DoT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco personally welcomed the batch of visitors arriving onboard Xiamen Airlines flight MF819, together with China's Ambassador to the Philippines Huang...

Russian firms behind illegal ride-hailing app

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) warned the public against patronizing two ride-hailing apps that are being used by illegal transport network companies (TNCs). LTFRB Chairman Teofilo Guadiz 3rd said the apps Maxim and InDrive are owned by companies operating in Russia and are purportedly operating in several countries, including the Philippines. Guadiz said for InDrive, fares are supposedly decided through...

Airlines buck proposed flight transfer to Clark

MANILA, Philippines — Gokongwei-led Cebu Pacific wants lawmakers to leave it to airlines to decide where they fly in response to a lawmaker’s proposal to transfer half of the Manila flights to Clark International Airport in Pampanga by 2025. As easy as it may sound, Cebu Pacific president and chief commercial officer Xander Lao said it will be challenging to shift 50 percent of flights in and out of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to...

Revenge traveling back to Japan

It has been three years since the pandemic began and since I’ve traveled to another country, with Japan as my latest destination. As we all stayed home most of the time during the pandemic, the yearning for traveling abroad had grown fonder as the unforgettable experience I had in Sapporo and Otaru left an indelible mark in my memory. Luckily, as t...

What happened to the artists of 'We Are the World'?

Nanay na barangay tanod, inanod ng baha sa Goa, Camarines Sur

Nanay na barangay tanod, inanod ng baha sa Goa, Camarines Sur

20 tips to save money while travelling

Love to travel, but don’t have a lot of money to spend on it? There are plenty of ways to stretch your travel budget without turning your holiday into a chore. Here are 20 great tips about timing your travel, choosing your accommodations, getting around and, most importantly, eating and drinking well for less money.

Experience the top 16 attractions in Osaka

Posibleng wreckage ng Cessna plane, natagpuan sa Divilacan, Isabela

Posibleng wreckage ng Cessna plane, natagpuan sa Divilacan, Isabela; LGUs, malaki ang maitutulong para resolbahin ang problema ng bansa sa illiteracy

A historic and beloved Italian tourist spot could soon become a paid spot

The courtyard and balcony of Juliet's house, in Verona, are one of the most appreciated and loved Italian destinations by tourists from all over the world. A destination so loved and "crowded" that the Municipality thinks of Verona applying a ticket for entry inside the building. The 2 euro ticket could start from next February 14th, the day of the feast of lovers and a particularly crucial period for the city and in particular for Juliet's house. Nothing official has yet been decided but certainly it will be a historic decision, given that so far admission has always been free.

Best Travel & Tourism stocks to follow in 2022.

Travel and tourism is a broad category, with a diverse list of well-known brands. Ecotourism is a fast-growing niche, especially among young travelers. Tourism sector has been perhaps the hardest hit part of the economy by the COVID-19 pandemic. This list presents some of the best travel and tourism stocks to track in the post-pandemic era. The list's performance is calculated on an equally weighted method.

Light pollution: Will starry nights as we know them cease to exist?

Emirates offers free tickets to UAE's 3 famous attractions

EMIRATES has announced an exciting new offer for travelers planning to start 2023 with new experiences on a trip to Dubai. From January 16 to January 29, travelers who purchase an Emirates return ticket to or stopping over in Dubai can also enjoy complimentary passes to three of the city's most popular attractions: Views from At the Top, Burj Khalifa the Dubai Fountains Boardwalk Experience and a 45-minute Yellow Boats Atlantis Blast Tour.This...

Tourist activities limited in Mount Hermit

BACOLOD CITY: The municipal government of Binalbagan in southern Negros Occidental has implemented new guidelines that include limiting the number of visitors, at the emerging upland tourist spot popularly known as Mount Hermit in Barangay Bi-ao.Mayor Alejandro Mirasol issued Executive Order 5, series of 2023 on Thursday after uncontrolled crowds had been leaving garbage in the area that went viral on social media.Mirasol's office has also...

First retrofitted Emirates A380 enters service

THE first Emirates A380 to be completely refurbished under the airline's $2-billion retrofit program has been deployed on the Dubai-London Heathrow service, operating as EK003. "Customers will notice the difference the moment they step onboard — the spacious A380 will look and feel even more impressive and comfortable. With our latest interiors and products, this newly refurbished aircraft elevates our inflight experience in all classes of...

FYI, Here Are 7 Places To Learn A New Language In The Philippines

Is being multilingual one of your goals this year?

The oldest restaurant in the world is 298 years old: here's where it is

There is a restaurant that this year celebrates 298 years of activity: it is the oldest restaurant in the world still in operation, as confirmed by Guinness World Record. A reference point for dining in Madrid, it offers a unique culinary experience with traditional Spanish cuisine and a welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant's cuisine is famous for its grilled pork specialties, including the famous cochinillo asado (roast suckling pig). The restaurant is also famous for its history and cozy atmosphere, with walls covered in photographs and mementos dating back centuries. In this photo gallery we will explore the history of the restaurant, its cuisine and its traditions.

Hello Sailor, Boracay

Cocktails by the beach during sunset? Hello, Sailor is the place to be.

DENR drone captures footage of white object believed to be part of missing Cessna plane in Isabela

DENR drone captures footage of white object believed to be part of missing Cessna plane in Isabela

ICRC head concludes visit to Moscow, notes concern on POW

DURING her visit to Moscow, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President Mirjana Spoljaric raised the importance of upholding international humanitarian law and additional critical humanitarian concerns related to the international armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine. She also discussed the situation in other conflict-affected areas, including Syria, the Sahel region and the Horn of Africa.Spoljaric met with Foreign Minister...

Summer vacation in winter: the 10 most popular travel destinations

12 Tourist hotspots in Mobile that live up to the hype

P7-M halaga ng smuggled na langis, nakumpiska sa Tawi-Tawi

P7-M halaga ng smuggled na langis, nakumpiska sa Tawi-Tawi

CAAP: Flights from Cauayan to Maconacon suspended amid search for missing Cessna plane

All flights from Cauayan Airport to Maconacon Airport and vice versa in Isabela have been suspended since Wednesday amid the search and rescue operation for the missing Cessna plane, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said Thursday. In a message to GMA News Online, CAAP spokesperson Eric Apolonio said a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) was issued to airline operators, informing them of the suspension of flights in these areas for 24...

Las Vegas: the 6 curiosities to discover

A city in the middle of the desert that is home to the largest and most famous hotels in the world. Las Vegas is the largest city in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is the county seat of Clark CountyCounty. Las Vegas is a true paradise of lights, gambling, luxury and gaming tables. An incredible city that hosts more than 40 million tourists every year and celebrates more than 120,000 weddings. Browse the gallery to discover more curiosities about Las Vegas.

Ride Through Japan On The Back Of A Classic Kawasaki Meguro K3

Take a moto vlogging trip through Tokyo and through the history of the Meguuro with this video.

Wells and fountains of desires: here are the most famous in the world

The wells and fountains of wishes are an ancient tradition that is found in many cultures around the world. These places of worship have been considered for centuries as bearers of luck and blessings, and have often been decorated with significant symbols and images. In this photo gallery we will explore some of the most famous wishing wells and fountains in the world, from the Trevi fountain in Italy, to the Petrifying well of Knaresborough, England. Read the photo gallery to find out how people still use these places to express their desires and hopes.

36 Years: Where in the world is President Marcos?

How much traveling is too much traveling? Let’s talk about President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s eight trips so far in his first seven months in office, zeroing in on the bigger picture: What image is the President forging both here and abroad? Rappler's Bea Cupin talks to Marites Vitug, Rappler’s editor-at-large, about the history of presidential travel, why it’s necessary, and why sometimes, it’s superfluous.

The world’s most powerful passports revealed, do you have one of the top ten?

Midlands West to rise at Tagaytay Highlands

THERE is something auspicious about the new year at Tagaytay Highlands. With the world now teetering on the brink of a new beginning, Tagaytay Highlands is breaking the grounds for what is touted to be the top destination estate's next premium enclave after the Highlands, Midlands, and Greenlands. Here, a truly holistic way of life centered on sustainability is set to take root as an unprecedented lifestyle concept — Midlands West. For over 20...

5 highest restaurants in the world

We are all used to looking through the windows of restaurants to see what attracts us, reading the menus from the sidewalks to decide if this place inspires us or not. Not everyone, however, lives like this. For those who love great heights, around the world there are restaurants, often luxury and very expensive, where you can literally dine in the clouds. Asia is the leader in this kind of restaurants, usually located inside the tallest buildings in the world, but Hong Kong and Chicago should also be noted.

Try these 7 local delicacies on your trip to Victoria

Slip and Slide Your Worries Away at This Indoor Waterpark in McKinley Hill

Waterparks don't have age limits.

Golden Haven Cebu touted as ultimate 'Insta'-worthy setting

SINCE its establishment 38 years ago, Golden Haven has been known as the developer of the country's most beautiful memorial parks. Combining elegant architecture with verdant greenery, all Golden Haven memorial parks live up to this aesthetically impeccable image.One memorial park stands out as the most "Insta"-worthy, a coveted status in this digital age when memories are not simply stored in one's heart but also chronicled on Instagram. Golden...

This Instagrammable Airbnb Is Convincing Us to Vacation in Baguio ASAP

We can't resist its wooden high ceiling and mid-century style.

The Comelec chief's rare visit to Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, in 3 minutes

The Comelec chief's rare visit to Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, in 3 minutes

14 Breathtakingly beautiful places in Nice

Pinay, natagpuang patay sa kanyang hotel room room sa New York City | UB

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A monumental failure of memory

MONUMENTS are tributes to people who have done us great good. Historical markers are attached to structures to remind us of decisive events that occurred in a certain place, like a mountain pass where a gallant battle was fought, the birthplaces of heroes, or where they gloriously offered their lives for love of country. Monuments and historical markers should honor those who tried to save us, but never those who wanted to destroy us. That...

The 15 most amazing attractions in Manila

The capital city of the Philippines, Manila, is the center of the country’s economic and cultural activities. Popular vacation destination in the country is filled with colonial churches, big malls, museums, and dazzling nightclubs. Often overlooked as a congested and densely populated city, Manila is a hub for sports, adventurous activities, open ...

Seat Sale Alert: Book Flights to Japan, Seoul + More for P499

Cebu Pacific announces 100% recovery this 2023.

The Guide to Burgers

How they came about, and the best places to get them in Manila.

Chinese tourists return to the Philippines

CHINESE Ambassador to Manila Huang Xilian on Wednesday said the return of Chinese tourists to the Philippines is one of the "deliverables" of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.s' state visit to China. Together with Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco, Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Cesar Chiong and Xiamen Air staff, Huang on Tuesday welcomed travelers from China at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. "As epidemic...

6 Most Popular Thai Dishes

Thailand is one of the best known tourist destinations. It is much sought after by tourists from all over the world for its white beaches, crystal clear sea, lovely people who smile continuously, many tourist attractions and beautiful Buddhist temples. Thai cuisine is also special and loved all over the world. Thai cuisine is based on vegetables, coconut milk, fish and meat and particular spices such as green curry or phanaeng curry. But not all Thai dishes are made fromcurry spices and they are not all necessarily spicy either. Do you know the most famous dishes of Thailand?