Archive for April, 2009

Magnificent Casaroro Falls in Valencia Negros Oriental, Philippines

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Casaroro Falls in Valencia

Considered as one of the treasures of the municipality of Valencia in Oriental Negros, Casaroro Falls has attracted foreign and domestic tourists of all ages despite the steep trails that one has to go through to reach the falls.

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Italian Cuisine Restaurants in the Philippines

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Italian Cuisine, Dishes and Food

Among the best known in the world, Italian food is characterized by its rich tasty products. Its specialties are widely available in thousands of international restaurants, well beyond the usual pasta and pizza genre. Its huge mass appeal has endeared millions to appreciate and rediscover the values of home cooking. Dozens of such varieties and species have arisen, while many more await discovery.

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Bohol Philippines: Casa Rocha-Suarez Heritage Center in Tagbilaran City

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Casa Rocha-Suarez Heritage Center

Casa Rocha-Suarez is one of the few remaining Spanish-period trading villas in the province of Bohol, and one of the only two left in historic Sitio Ubos – the coastal lowland that was once the Old Tagbilaran, the province’s economic center at the time. Built circa 1800 to 1830, it was opened as a lifestyle museum and heritage center, and poignantly dedicated by the Rocha-Suarez heirs to the people of Bohol.

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Bohol Philippines: Bohol Bee Farm in Dauis, Panglao Island

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Nestled in the sunshine and gentle breeze of the festive island of Bohol, the Bee Farm has presented the last word in complete relaxation and cool unpretentious comfort.

In its hidden sanctuary of lush greens and quite paths where guests can commune with nature, the resort is an idyllic combination of old world service and present day pleasures.

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Philippine Restaurant and Dining: Japanese Cuisine, Food and Dishes

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Japanese Cuisine, Food and Dishes

Definitely more than just the usual sushi, Japanese cuisine is as refined as any of the world’s great cuisines. Due to its near-universal appeal, Japanese restaurants have sprouted in many countries, especially in the West. The traditional Japanese diet is one of the healthiest in the world due to the presence of tofu, miso, sushi, green tea, and soba. These products are characterized as nutritious, rich in fiber, low in calories, fat, and cholesterol. Another factor is that Japanese are among the world’s largest consumers of tea. Result is that the Japanese people are generally known to have the longest life span in the world. Recent figures have placed the average lifespan of women at 81 and men at 74.

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Bohol Philippines: Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Baclayon Town

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Baclayon town is one of the best preserved Jesuit-built churches in the region. The mission was established by Fr. Juan de Torres and Fr. Gabriel Sanchez, who arrived in Bohol from Cebu in November 1596. The Jesuit priests convinced the locals to build a church, which was probably a bamboo and thatch church.

Baclayon served at one time as the residential or center of the Bohol missions, where the superior resided. There are claims that the present stone church in Baclayon is the oldest in the Philippines but evidence places the construction of the church to 1727. The belief that the church was built in 1595 was probably because of a 19th century report from the Recollects that the mission was founded in 1595. The same report, however also lists two other dates 1593 and 1594. The date 1595 inscribed on the church facade is a later addition.

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Philippine Dining: Korean Cuisine Restaurant

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Korean Cuisine in the Philippines

Generally known for its spiciness, Korean cuisine consists of basic seasonings such as red pepper, green onion, soy sauce, bean paste, garlic, ginger, others are combined in various ways to enhance the dishes. The cuisine is usually compared to Chinese and Japanese food. Favorite side dishes are bean paste soup, cabbage, steamed vegetables, and of course, the famed “kimchi.”

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7th Edition of the Aliwan Festival 2009

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

The biggest festival in Manila is set as the 7th edition of the Aliwan Festival 2009 is around the corner and will be celebrated this coming April 23 to 25, 2009 with lots of fun and excitement. The Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC) is now on high gear as they prepare the 7th edition of the Aliwan Fiesta 2009. There are lots of activities that are lines up in this year Aliwan Festival 2009. It will feature street dance competitions, float design and the Festival Queen (Reyna ng Aliwan) where these events are the highlights of the celebration.

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Lago del Rey: Latest Man-Made Tourist Attraction in Camarines Sur Philippines

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

In Camarines Sur, there is another man-made tourist attraction the New Boat lake park that is located beside the world-class Camarines Sur Watersports Complex (CWC) that will boast tourism in the region. This new and latest tourism attraction is a new Boat lake park. The “Lago del Rey” (King’s Lake) is the new sprawling man-made lake that offers affordable family watersports entertainment. This tourist attraction in Bicol has opened last February with the Aqua Fest Celebrity Challenge to be graced by a star-studded cast of showbiz personalities.

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