Tag Archives: New Finds

Madrid: On Second Chances

In the middle of Madrid’s historic center, his cab off limits, the driver dropped us off just outside a tree-lined, cobbled street. Across it is our hostal. Calle Mayor is filled with buildings of centuries past and within walking distance … Continue reading

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Alfama: The Home of Lisbon Blues Music

“Alfama” recommends Hossein. For an authentic fado vadio, our “unofficial” guide guaranteed that this place is it, writes down the name and address of the bar, then points it out on our map. On Rua Dos Remedios, we found A Tasca … Continue reading

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Good Eats: Portugal

Credits: Quickpage from 4EVER kit by Sarah H. Not as famous a cuisine in my part of the world, my first encounter with Portuguese cuisine was in Macau. Technically, what I had was Macanese food—more like a mix of Portuguese and … Continue reading

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The Way to Initiate the Novice

I’m with some novice trekkers, not that I mind, it is an easy trek after all.  I am thrilled, in fact, to have them experience the joy of summiting after an uphill struggle that seemed never-ending and pointless, and to … Continue reading

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Best of 2012

Forgive the silence… would you believe that I ushered in the New Year with colds and fever?  But that didn’t stop me from having friends over for the count down. No.  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Credits: … Continue reading

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Basco Jaunts: Quaint Little Café in Naidi Hills

Heard one of the bunkers in Naidi Hills is now a café.  Open only after office hours because the owners have day jobs.  So I noted to self: to have dinner there tonight. Naidi Hills used to just be a … Continue reading

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Of Cabanas and Good Books

A free day to lounge around, we got tips from Mang Rudy and the guests next door.  Corong Corong Beach, south of El Nido, came highly recommended. Las Cabanas Beach Resort, we told the tricycle driver and we got dropped … Continue reading

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