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Bohol’s prominent heritage churches used to serve as depressing symbols of the earthquake’s aftermath, as they, after all, suffered a great deal of irreversible damage. Some of these centuries-old bastions of Catholic faith that also served as refuge during calamities themselves became piles upon piles of rubble—no thanks to the earth’s shaking and the accompanying soil liquefaction. But as saddening as their fate may have become, there is hope amid the ruins. Read more…

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Remember Willy Wonka, the eccentric guy with an absolute obsession for chocolates and sweets, and making them into unimaginable forms? Sure, he only exists across the pages of Roald Dahl’s work, but in the real world, there lives a chocolatier who shares the same passion as him. In my trip to Shanghai, I learned about Josef Zotter, an Austrian who opened up a second chocolate theatre, and delved into his world of pure imagination. Read more…

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It offers one of the most affordable ways to fly from Manila to Singapore, and it is the single foreign carrier that operates the most routes into the Philippines. Tigerair, a low-cost carrier based in Singapore, has been flying for years in the country, but it was only late last year that I flew with them on one of their signature low fares from Manila to Singapore and back. Read more…

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For a first timers like us, a city like Shanghai seems a little overwhelming, so for our trip, we chose a place that would remind us of home. For three days, Lanson Place Jin Qiao Shanghai gave us just that, and it was the perfect base in one of the largest cities in China. Read more…

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After Tan Sri Tony Fernandes recently hinted at an AirAsia ASEAN Pass in support of the region’s economic integration, the airline launched one. The pass, available at 7200 PHP for 10 credits and 12,900 PHP for 20 credits, may be redeemed for flights using a credit system based on flight cost, duration, and frequency. Some flights cost one credit, while some three. We’ve created suggested itineraries coming from the Philippines that fully consume the pass. Read more…

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Because of their ubiquity from the most exclusive tables to the rowdiest streets, their compact size, and their sheer affordability, dumplings in its many forms have found their way in the list of most popular snack items for Filipinos—perhaps even surpassing hamburgers. This endearment for these bite-sized treats drove me to sign up for a dumplings tour in Shanghai, China. But instead of merely finding out how a dumpling is folded and made, the tour unexpectedly came with stories and insights about one of China’s most rapidly-growing cities. Read more…

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On February 13-15, the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) is opening the much-awaited PTAA TravelTour Expo 2015. During its press launch, we asked our friends from the PTAA for things to remember before going to a travel expo. Read more…

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