We want our boys to be grounded with the right Filipino values and culture. We want them to experience what a real Filipino fiesta is all about with us, and tell stories about the Ati-Atihan in Kalibo. We know that someday they will outgrow us and experience the fiestas with their own set of friends. … Continue reading KALIBO: Planning Your Kalibo Escape with the Family
SAMPAGUITA GARDENS is a 2.6- hectare boutique resort located in Aklan of Sam Butcher, the artist and creator of the Precious Moments doll with its signature teardrop loving eyes. The center of the gardens is Jojo’s Christmas Cottage which is a Victorian cottage that offers Christmas Everyday Experience. It has a Precious Moments store in the … Continue reading KALIBO: The Secrets of SAMPAGUITA GARDENS
A food craze in Manila is never complete without the imported original versions opening up in Manila shores. The Mochi craze in Manila was started by Dezato (Read: Dezato Cafe – Home of the Yummy Mochi) and thenMochi Ice Cream was popularized by Mochiko when Mercato Centrale opened in 2010. Ever since then there has … Continue reading JAPANESE MOCHI CREAM: Authentic Japanese Mochi Now in Manila!
Kalibo’s Bakhawan Eco-Park is a 220- hectare Mangrove forest which started in 1990 with just 50 hectares of reclaimed land created by the Kalibo Save the Mangrove Association (KASAMA for short)and with 200 members to date. I was skeptical at first to go to this Mangrove forest as I thought it was one of those … Continue reading KALIBO: BAKHAWAN Eco-Park’s 1.1km Mangrove Eco-Trail
ILOILO FOOD TRIP! Iloilo is the center of commerce in the Western Visayas region. It is the home of the famous Batchoy, Breakthrough and Miag-ao Church. Here are the must-visit foodie places in Iloilo: 1. Breakthrough The undisputed king of fresh seafood in Iloilo and the number one tourist spot in the city. It is famous … Continue reading ILOILO FOOD TRIP: Where are the BEST Places to Eat in Iloilo?
KALIBO is a melting pot and transit hub of the Aklan province. Its food offerings are most often overshadowed by the best fresh seafood in the nearby province of Capiz or the yummy Ilonggo food in Iloilo. Most people just pass by this municipality that aspires to be a city one day. It was … Continue reading KALIBO: Where are the Best Places to Eat in Kalibo?
LATTE is the best place for breakfast in Kalibo. It opens as early as 7am and offers your breakfast favorites, comfort food and yummy cakes. It’s conveniently located in the road that leads to the airport and beside the best hotel in Kalibo. It gets mixed reviews because of inconsistencies, but we love the selection … Continue reading KALIBO: LATTE Coffee Cafe @ Marzon’s Hotel
SAYLO is a Visayan term which means “to welcome” or “to invite to come in“. It is also a term which means “to transfer” which has a double meaning — it’s a good transfer stopover when you are flying via Kalibo International Airport, or if you are tired of Latte – you transfer to Saylo. … Continue reading KALIBO: SAYLO Cuisine – The Best Restaurant in Kalibo?
Kalibo’s Ati-Atihan is the mother of all the big Sto. Niño festivals of Sinulog in Cebu and Dinagyang in Iloilo. It’s the biggest fiesta that is “non-commercialized” and stays true to its Filipino Fiesta vibe. It’s a “participative fiesta” where you dance with the performers vs. a “spectator fiesta” where you just watch in the sidelines. They … Continue reading KALIBO: What to Expect in the Sto. Niño ATI-ATIHAN Festival in Kalibo?
POCO DELI is one of our favorites for its artisan sausages, comfort food and signature cakes in the Kapitolyo Food Street in Pasig. Most foodies are happy that they are now open in the Ayala Triangle Neighborhood because the main Pasig store is quite small, and secured parking is difficult to find. In Makati, the … Continue reading POCO DELI Now Open in the Makati Neighborhood 🙂