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Wednesday Photo Nights #24 : Crushing Buffets in Manila

When you’re travelling around the planet, you’re bound to see some amazing food emporiums. That being said, I’ve seen nowhere else in the world that offers consistently amazing hotel buffets like those found in Manila, Philippines. Spiral at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Circles at Makati Shangri-La Talipapa Fish Market If you’re looking for an exhaustive list of buffets in Manila …

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Hiking up Mt. Pinatubo

After three weeks in the Philippines, I’ve come to realize that there is a degree of hyperbole about all trips in and about the Philippines … or maybe it is that I’m a little immune to hyperbole. For instance … I heard that the hike to Batad was a difficult one and I really didn’t find it that tough. Going …

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8 tips for hiking Mt. Pinatubo

My tips for going up Mt.Pinatubo Take a change of clothes. When you hike all the way up, you’re going to jump into the crater lake. You’ll need clean clothes for the ride back. There is also a full shower, that you can use at the spa town and even get a massage after the hike. Bring multiple bottles of …

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Banaue in pictures … not much needs to be said!

Getting to Banaue is easy … it is tourist friendly, easy on the eyes and easy on the budget. Nothing really to write on it – aside from … if you’re in the Philippines and you miss it, then you need to re-evaluate your priorities. Definitely getting up with the rice terraces in your view every morning isn’t the world’s …

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Cock Derbies in the Pasay City Cock Pit … cock, cock, cock!!!!

Personal Note : I neither approve nor disapprove of animal bloodsports, as my travelling allows me to respect every culture’s right to their traditions and customs, even if they run counter to my own personal beliefs. This blog post is not a treatise on the relativity of morality to time, politics and prevailing zeitgeist. I didn’t support Michael Vick when he was training …

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Making noodles at Circles – Shangri La Makati

I can’t even begin to describe how awesome this noodle chef was. In addition, to making one of the finest bowls of noodle soup, I’ve ever eaten, I also get dinner theatre! [smugmug url=”http://www.rishisankar.com/hack/feed.mg?Type=gallery&Data=16253047_vPccm&format=rss200″ title=”Noodle%20Magic%20@%20Circles” imagecount=”5″ start=”1″ num=”5″ thumbsize=”Th” link=”smugmug” captions=”false” sort=”false” window=”true” smugmug=”true” size=”L”] Link to bargain holidays

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Eating D’Food in D’Talipapa

If you’re ever in Boracay, an absolute must do on your list has to be grabbing a bite at the Wet Market in D’ Talipapa. The concept is extremely simple … Go to the Wet Market Pick out any type of seafood you can find – dead or alive – note that anything living will cost more – since it’s fresher! …

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