Where to go running in Manila

Lounging by the pool, sipping cocktails and downing shots, visiting temples and climbing rooftops — this definitely sound like a recipe for a great vacation. But if you’re the kind of traveler who still wants to keep up the healthy pace even on the road, running is the best way to do that. Burn calories but gain amazing sights wherever you maybe! In Manila, here are the best places for you to go running and sightseeing at the same time...

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‘Ang Paglilitis kay Mang Serapio’ returns on stage on its 50th year in The Ruins, Poblacion

Timeless and timely — Dr. Paul Dumol’s masterpiece “Ang Paglilitis kay Mang Serapio” celebrates its golden anniversary this year and will be staged in The Ruins, Poblacion by the Theatre Titas and Duende Theatre, in cooperation with Z Hostel and PLUD...

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Ultimate Traveler’s Guide On How to Ride a Jeepney

One of the most popular means of transportation in the Philippines, these colorful 8-16 seater Jeepneys (or Jeeps) can be found in almost any major road all around the country. Made from the leftover military jeeps from the US Army after World War II, these repurposed vehicles steadily grew popular as the Filipino’s choice of public transport. Nowadays, you can find them in almost any part of the country you head to.

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Places to go in Manila

Traveling to the usual tourist destinations doesn't have to limit your enjoyment.   Especially when you grab the chance to going to countries that you haven't seen yet. In this article, you'll find out just how enjoyable your stay can be when you are traveling around the Manila and all the city has to offer.   ...

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NYE2016 White Party Countdown

NYE2016 White Party Countdown
Celebrate the New Year at Zhostel! Come and celebrate our 1st year anniversary! The NYE2016 White Party Countdown is the chill party to go to. It's a double cheers celebration! It has been an awesome year for us and our guests from all over the world. This countdown surely is going to be the one of best ways to welcome..

Z Hostel Corporate Rates Now Available

Z Hostel is now offering Corporate Rates! Check out the attached poster for more details!

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A Traveller's Hostel Memories

A tall, lean and fit man in his senior years, with sun-darkened skin, still walks with long strides that show that he was a former backparker. He climbs up and goes down stairs with agility, and hardly pants, even if it is hot, and there is no need for him to stop moving to catch his breath, unlike many his age.

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Hostels and Budget Accommodations

Travelling on a budget doesn't mean that you have to rough it. There are many comfortable places that you can find to spend the night. There are cheap hotels that are also are commonly known as budget accommodations and hostels. Spending less that what you would for a posh hotel does cut down accommodation expense by ..

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Malasimbo Festival | Enjoy 3 days of music and more!

Looking for a great way to spend a weekend? The Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival held every year at Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro is one of the biggest and most anticipated music fests in the Philippines. For more info click here. A weekend of nonstop music from both local and foreign bands that range from reggae t...

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Truth About RFIDs

WHAT IS AN RFID?   If you haven’t come across them before, RFIDs or Radio-frequency identifications are becoming more and more popular.   So what exactly are RFIDs? And what exactly are they for?   Well, in this article, you’ll find out exactly what these are and how they can be of use. Places like Z Hostel have ...

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Ways to delight in being single this valentines

Are you feeling the blues during this month of love?   Well there’s no need to get your spirits down about being single this Valentines season with all the other things that you can do. This holds true with some travelers (especially for those who travel solo) once in a while. But why not make the best of the ...

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Z Hostel Recommends: Use Grab For Airport Ride

Pick up and Drop off – Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)

Grab is a ride booking service for taxis and other vehicles, like a car rental but metered.

You can set the pick up point and drop of point. You will get to know the driver’s details and the make and plate number of the vehicle that will pick you up.

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Popular Bottled Alcoholic Drinks in the Philippines

All of these popular alcoholic drinks are best when drank cold or served on ice. San Miguel Pale Pilsen - This is the “King of Beers” in the Philippines. This beer contains 5 percent alcohol. It is rather bitter, that pours to create a thick foam. This is available in bottles, canned, and as draft beer. The price of the...

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One of the Best Filipino Food: Lechon

Lechon is a cooking term. The Filipino way of naming food is that the dish is to be identified by the cooking term and then followed by a noun, which is the main ingredient. The process of cooking meat and poultry...

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Tagaytay: A Tale of Trust Betrayed

Tagaytay provides the best view of the world’s smallest volcano. This volcano has the crater in the middle of the lake of the Taal. Local and foreign visitors visit Tagaytay which about 55 kilometers away from Manila, to stare in awe at Taal volcano, to enjoy the cool crisp air, and the hospitality of the people of Ta...

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Holy Week in the Philippines

The Lenten season is observed by most Filipinos as this is a predominantly Catholic country. It starts off with Ash Wednesday and people flock to church to have a priest who uses ashes to place a cross in the middle of their forehead. Holy Week should ideally be observed the whole week, as it was in the olden days but ...

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Summersault: Trance 'Til Dawn at Z

It was an incredibly hot Saturday night but with a glorious view of Makati skyline, ice-cold beers in hand, and unadulterated beats from the best Trance DJs in town, everyone had a great time at the Summersault event last May 24. Summersault is the 3rd episode of Dimension, a series of the trance nights hosted by the l..

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El Nido, Palawan: Paradise Fifty Times Over

If you’ve been traveling, still on your way to start your journey, or just plainly a huge Leonardo DiCaprio fan, there’s an 80% chance you’ve already seen “The Beach” at some point in your life. Now try to remember the scenes: Unbelievably crystal-clear waters, immaculate powder white sand, lush limestone cliffs. Just ...

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It's More Festivals in the Philippines!

The world’s best islands. The most hospitable people in the world. A volcano that is a perfect cone. The sweetest mangoes. And a festival for every day of the year? If you find yourself in the Philippines right now, consider yourself lucky. If not, better get those tickets booked and your dancing shoes ready. Because i...

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Romblon: A Beauty That Captivates

You have been to Boracay. Twice. You are on your way to Cebu. You are booked for Palawan. But there’s still 7,104 islands more to go. And Romblon should be the next on your list. Let me tell you why. Composed of three main islands namely Tablas, Romblon, and Sibuyan, the province Romblon is not usually on the must-g...

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Z Hostel Recommends: Visit the Ayala Museum

Discover a gold collection in the Philippines in the same city of Z Hostel. View the dioramas, providing the visual display of the history of this country. Get to see the painting of Filipino masters, ceramics from the 9th century, and indigenous textiles, and more. The Ayala Museum, located near a sprawling expanse o...

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Eats and Sips: Best Restaurants and Coffee Shops in Poblacion, Makati

As the night falls, neon lights and flashy signs begin to excite the ever-busy streets of Burgos and Poblacion. But something else has started to bring more life to this side of Makati: food!!! This area is definitely becoming one of the gastronomic hotspots in the metro bursting with hole-in-the-wall restaurants, quai...

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Top Things To Do in the Philippines During Rainy Season

Sun-bathing in a gorgeous, palm-fringed, white-sand beach on a bright summer afternoon --- this is you on your dream vacation in the Philippines. But what if the rainy season already kicks in? Is the Philippines still worth visiting? Why, yes! Flights and accommodations are cheaper during these wet months and with exci...

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Z Travel Hacks: How to Pack for Your Backpacking Trip

Whether it’s your first time to embark on a journey halfway around the world or your third time in the exotic cities of Asia or South America, packing your backpack always seems like a daunting task. That is basically your life at your back, for 3 months or over a year! But we’ve rounded up some tips on how to gear up ...

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Z Hostel Sunday Slowdown: Philippine Independence Day

Raise your voices and raise ‘em Philippine flags! In celebration of the Philippines’ 118th Independence Day, our Sunday Slowdown will feature an all OPM (Original Pilipino Music) set from Skylight on June 12, 2016. From 4:20PM (who knew this time is important to Philippine history! Check out why below!) onwards, sta...

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Z Hostel Stories: How a Game of Uno Started a Friendship

After a few rounds of rum-coke and chit-chat with some friends up in the roofdeck, I decided to do a French exit and get back to my dorm room for some cold air ASAP. It was such a humid night and the place was packed. I was alone in the 8-bed mixed dorm but I could see things in each bed and probably everyone was just ...

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The Wild Poppy: Asian Flavors and Pretty Decors

In the heart of the concrete jungle that is Makati City, only few places seem to cater to that much-needed respite from everything solid and sturdy. But thanks to creative minds who have created that perfect oasis right in the middle of the city. Enter The Wild Poppy in Poblacion, Makati: the newest food haven serving ...

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The Smokeyard: American Barbecue in Poblacion, Makati

The quirky streets of Poblacion in Makati, now a gastronomic hotspot, has just become hotter with the new addition on the block: The Smokeyard. Sharing the same space in the newly opened Mekanor Building with new restaurants Wild Poppy, Alamat PH, and Bucky’s, this all-American barbecue joint is a meat-lover’s parad...

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Crying Tiger Street Kitchen: A Thai Delight in Makati

Adding to the multi-cultural vibe the streets of Poblacion in Makati is getting known for is another unpretentious and simple hole-in-the-wall restaurant, The Crying Tiger Street Kitchen. While a number of restos in the area serve Mexican and Western flavors, this one cooks up our delicious Thai favorites. Although ...

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Buscalan, Kalinga: Where the Traditional Tattoo Lives On

Most travelers head up north of Manila to cool down in summer capital Baguio or La Union to catch some good waves or to Banaue to witness the majestic rice terraces. But further up the province of Kalinga and into the depths of the earth lies an isolated and serene village of Buscalan where the traditional tattoo art l...

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The Book Stop Project: A Must-Visit Pop-Up Library in Manila

Travel is undoubtedly one of the best ways to learn about the world. But one thing has always brought us to worlds unknown and interesting characters without having to leave: books. In this day and age of eBooks and Kindle, it may seem like they are already out of place. But nothing still beats that earthy smell wh...

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Escape the City: Surf and Serenity at Liwliwa, Zambales

Its name may not be as popular as Baler, its swells may not be as frequented as La Union’s. But its gentle waves and sloping shores make it a retreat from the city definitely worth the drive or a bus ride. Step into the sleepy yet special town of Liwliwa in Zambales: where surf is the heartbeat and serenity is soul. ...

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Taal Volcano: A Day Trip from Manila

Guest blog by: Hanna Sobczuk Most people who come to Manila stay here one or two days and head off to other islands. However, if you decide to explore some surrounding area of the Philippines capital city, we recommend you to visit Tagaytay and Taal volcano, the smallest active volcano in the world. Some people laugh...

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Alamat Filipino Pub: A Tasty Story of Filipino Food and Culture

Alamat is a Filipino word that could be translated different ways: legend, folklore, or tradition. But it all boils down to one main thing: story. Tucked in the heart of Poblacion in Makati City is a place where the story of the Filipino culture starts at the tip of your taste buds and comes to life in the palates: welcome to Alamat Filipino Pub and Deli.

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Siquijor: A Magical Island of Mystery and Beauty

We’ve all read about the “Top Places To Go Before You Die” or “Must-Go Beaches in the Philippines” but there are some destinations which fall into the blacklist instead of the bucketlist. Siquijor Island used to be one of them. Known for mystical stories of sorcery, black magic, and witchcraft, this tiny island in the ...

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Commuting: More Fun in the Philippines

Every traveler must have already stumbled upon the saying that “It’s not about the destination, it’s the journey that matters.” True enough, the temples, beaches, mountains, sunsets, and hotels take our breath away but it’s the people we meet, the highs and lows, getting lost, the local food, and everything in between ...

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Bucky’s in Poblacion, Makati: Comfort food gone indulgent

You won’t miss it, especially when the waiters leave the table with your orders. “Not a brownie” boldly says the back of their shirts. “So what the fudge is a bucky?” A cake? Nope. A cookie! Nope. Oh a brownie-cookie = bucky! Nice try. Well, think of it as a flourless chocolate cake married with fudge brownie. But w...

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Top Things To Do in Palawan

Guest blog by: Hanna Sobczuk Palawan, one of the beautiful islands in the tropical paradise in Philippines, is situated in the South of Manila. It is also called as the world's natural heritage and reserve place filled with rainforests, cliffs, caves, beaches, and mountains. Palawan is the paradise for divers giving w...

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Christmas in the Philippines: Ayala Triangle Lights and Sounds Show

Forget about Makati City being just a concrete jungle, dull and boring. It’s Christmas time! And this central business district might just be the most shining and shimmering in the entire Manila. Ayala Triangle Gardens, right at the heart of Makati, is once again showcasing its highly anticipated Christmas Lights and S...

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Filipino Traditions during All Saints’ Day

Guest blog by: Hanna Sobczuk I believe that taking part in local holidays is one of the best ways to learn about other cultures. On the 1st November, which is All Saints’ Day in Catholic Church I was in the Philippines, in Manila. As a traveller I couldn’t skip the opportunity and simply had to visit one of the cemete...

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Exploring Mindanao: What to do in Cagayan de Oro and Camiguin Island?

Guest blog by: Hanna Sobczuk Cagayan de Oro (CDO) is a city located on the north central coast of Mindanao, the second largest island of the Philippines. When I said I’m going to Mindanao all my Filipino friends where worried about my safety. But when I mentioned that I’m going to CDO they breathed a sigh of relief...

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Amazing music, bright lights, and tequila shots: Z Street’s Cinco De Mayo Beach Party

The heartbeat of Makati that is Poblacion just became brighter and more colorful last May 5, 2017 as Z Hostel gathered its neighbors for Cinco De Mayo Beach Party in the now hotspot Z Street! From vibrant banderitas and street lights to amazing performances by local and international acts, the party quickly turned f...

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Be a Responsible Traveler with these Eco-friendly Travel Essentials and Tips

Wanderlust: a fascination to see breathtaking landscapes and experience the world’s awesome beauty with fresh eyes. But if we open our eyes wider and take a closer look at our world right now, it is in great danger. Mostly because of our actions. As you embark on your journey of a lifetime, take these earth-friendly pr...

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Beach Escape Near Manila: Crystal Beach, Zambales

There is no better way to escape the city heat than to head to the beach. After all, it’s better to bake yourself under the sun by the sound of the waves than with the honks of cars and jeepneys. So if you are itching to hit the ocean without having to go too far from Manila, Crystal Beach in Zambales is one of the nea...

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Best Backpacks for Different Trips and Travellers

Are you all booked and excited for your first trip abroad? Or are you a seasoned adventurer leveling up your travel gear? Yes, we read your mind. What is the perfect backpack or bag for your gap year tour around the world? Or the best buddy a digital nomad should have? We have rounded up the best backpacks and bags as ...

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Pura Vida: A Taste of Costa Rica and Reggae Culture in Manila

Transport yourself to a place where it feels like summer forever and where living the good life is the only rule to live by. Welcome to Pura Vida Manila, a Costa Rican Reggae lounge that is the newest addition to the concept cafes and restaurants in Poblacion, Makati. The very moment you open Pura Vida’s door, it fe...

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Day Hikes and Trekking Trails Near Manila

Think the Philippines is all gorgeous islands and amazing beaches? Nothing bad about it at all but if you are more of a mountain person, then this country also offers a lot of spots for the adventure junkie and active trekker in you. And while you are in Manila, spend a day in these mountains and trekking trails not ve...

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The Plastic Solution: Reuse Plastic, It’s Fantastic!

The Philippines is home to some of the most beautiful islands and the clearest waters in the world. In fact, the country’s last frontier Palawan was hailed once again “the world’s best island” by Travel + Leisure magazine, the same spot it filled last year and in 2013. But with this incredible recognition of the countr...

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Bambike Ecotours: See historical Manila in bamboo bikes with 20% discount from Z Hostel

It’s high time we give those poor old horses driving carriages a break. While kalesas are a piece of history, there is another way of seeing and enjoying Manila (and other destinations in general) with fresh eyes and a sustainable mode of transportation. Enter Bambike, bamboo bicycles that are handcrafted by a socio-ec...

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How to Extend Your Stay and Visa in the Philippines

Fell in love with the Philippines? Or fell in love with someone in the Philippines? Or you just really think it’s more fun in the Philippines? Whatever reason you have for wanting to stay longer in paradise, here are tips on how extension of your visitor visa in the Philippines can be obtained. Most passport holde...

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Camiguin: Island Born of Fire and its Enchanting Natural Attractions

It maybe the second smallest province in the Philippines (and the smallest in the entire Mindanao) but Camiguin Island is definitely big in natural charm, enchanting attractions, historic sites, and warm people. The island is home to a number of dormant and active volcanoes, earning it a title of being an “Island Bo...

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In Pizza, We Crosta: A Slice of Pizza Paradise in Makati

There’s nothing pizza can’t cure: be it a bad day at work, a lost basketball game, or a heartbreak. But it’s also the first thing we look for when we want to celebrate. Thank heavens there’s a new pizza place in town ready to cater to our much-needed pie fix: Crosta Pizzeria in The Social on Ebro, Poblacion, Makati. ...

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Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Makati

Traveling as a vegetarian can be difficult at times, whether it’s because of cultural practices, very few accessible and affordable options, or you’re just clueless of what is really in your food. And in the Philippines, where almost everyone likes their sisig (sizzling chopped pork cheeks) and adobo (pork and chicken ...

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What to do in Metro Manila: Top 10 fun activities and places

You have probably been told to skip this country’s capital by all means. Hate to admit it but the traffic is seriously bad. But a 3-hour-hellish-trip-along-the-national-highway situation aside, Manila is still worth the chance. It is chaotic but charming, a cool kid with an old soul. The city is a beautiful mess and on...

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American Barbecue done right: Holy Smokes in Poblacion, Makati

There’s a song that goes “smoke gets in your eyes.” But in this side of the now multi-cultural and dynamic Poblacion neighborhood in Makati, smoke gets into the meat, that melts in your mouth, and then lasts in your heart. Holy Smokes down Matilde Street just gets American barbecue right. Let us tell you why. Situat...

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Yalla Yalla: Quick and good Lebanese comfort food

They say never go out drinking with an empty stomach. But in the hustle and bustle that is Manila, filling up before or in between those tequila shots and beer buckets seem like a daunting task. But if you find yourself in a drinking session in the quirky Poblacion, Makati, a new addition to the gastronomic block is...

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Where to Celebrate the New Year 2018: Your Guide Around Poblacion, Makati

Another amazing year is coming to an end. But in this side of the city, it only means a celebration for the year that has been and to welcome the new one in. So where is the party around Poblacion, Makati? Here’s a list of establishments where you can end 2017 and start 2018 on a high note: Z Hostel Undoubtedly one...

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Kite Kebab Bar: Mediterranean Street Food Made Personal

There’s something new popping up in the corners of Poblacion without us noticing it. And while we love going on a gastronomic adventure, there’s one place that’s not necessarily a newcomer in the neighborhood but worth giving a try or a second look: Kite Kebab Bar + Mediterranean Street Food. The owner is a familiar f...

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Bright Lights and Dazzling Sights: Where to go for Christmas lights shows in Manila

It’s that time of the year again! And what’s a Christmas celebration in the Philippines without dazzling sights and bright lights? More and more places and establishments here in the metro are decorating vast areas with thousands of lights and putting up a show for everyone to enjoy! Here are some of the best places in...

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Art and Music Events in Manila this November 2017

Looking for fun things to see and do while in Manila this month? From a one-night affair with a music legend, a community block party, to art exhibitions, we’ve rounded up a list of happenings around the metro that will truly bring out the creative in you and give you an absolutely great time in Manila: Komura: Book F...

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Ugnayan sa Poblacion: Celebrating the Power of Art in Community Development

Step into an art-filled The Ruins in Poblacion, Makati as it showcases an art residency program by international artists running from October to November this year. Marking 70 years of diplomatic relations between France and the Philippines, “Ugnayan sa Poblacion,” is a two-month art residency program by artists from F...

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Where To Get the Best Tattoos in Manila

They say the best moments, especially during traveling, are all in one’s memory. But we also know the best of times can be worn on our skin — forever! More and more people are embracing the art of tattoo and as the wanderlust of this generation is at an all-time high, tats that remind one of a place (or a person met on...

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Emerging Travel Destinations in the Philippines this 2018

With a consistent presence in the world’s best islands lists and countless travel vlogger videos out on social media featuring the Philippines, it is undoubtedly becoming a tourist hotspot for both foreigners and locals alike. And while you are about to book that ticket to Palawan or that hotel in Boracay, you may want...

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Top Adventures in the Philippines You Should Not Miss

The Philippines is best known for its glorious beaches. In fact, the 2 world’s best (according to a travel magazine) can be found here. But while this country is every sun worshipper’s dream, the Philippines does not run out of other activities for the thrill-seeking traveler. Hooray for the adrenaline junkie in you, h...

The Aperitivo: A Taste of Italy in Makati

Been craving for those delicious cold cuts and cheese while sipping red wine? Put in some good music, wonderful company, and a cozy setting and it’s the ultimate Italian dream. This is what exactly came down at The Aperitivo last January 18 at The Apartment in Poblacion, Makati. Manila locals and foreign visitors ...

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Lobo Filipino Tavern: Honest, homegrown food that packs a punch

Global trends say Filipino cuisine is the next big thing this 2018. Even the big names in the food world like Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern agree. And what better news is that a relatively new restaurant whipping up Filipino classics and favorites with surprises in between has become the newest addition to the...

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‘Ang Paglilitis kay Mang Serapio’ returns on stage on its 50th year in The Ruins, Poblacion

Timeless and timely — Dr. Paul Dumol’s masterpiece “Ang Paglilitis kay Mang Serapio” celebrates its golden anniversary this year and will be staged in The Ruins, Poblacion by the Theatre Titas and Duende Theatre, in cooperation with Z Hostel and PLUD. With a theme that is very relevant more than ever, the story — cons...

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Where to go running in Manila

Lounging by the pool, sipping cocktails and downing shots, visiting temples and climbing rooftops — this definitely sound like a recipe for a great vacation. But if you’re the kind of traveler who still wants to keep up the healthy pace even on the road, running is the best way to do that. Burn calories but gain amazin...

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Wine It Up: 7th Aperitivo at the Apartment

It was a rainy Thursday night but it was also pouring wines and good times at the Aperitivo at the Apartment — already on its 7th installment! What started out as a test idea to introduce a piece of Italian lifestyle in Manila has now become a well-attended event in the metro. You just can’t say no to a night celebrat...

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Repoblacion ng Pilipinas: A Philippine Independence Day Street Party of Historic Proportions

t could not be said any better: The Filipino spirit is, indeed, weather-proof. It was a rain-soaked Tuesday night but the torrential downpour did not stop locals and foreign travelers alike to join in the Philippine Independence Day celebration at the “ Repoblacion ng Pilipinas.” It was a street party of historic prop...

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Manila For Boracay: A Movement for Boracay's Locals and Employees

The world’s best island, the most beautiful beach, a paradise on earth --- is officially closed for now.  Boracay Island is under rehabilitation for six months to give way for its healing from degrading effects of mass tourism in the last years. And as this is good news for the environment, the locals and residents are...

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Where to go this 2019: Best of world travel

Brand new year, new level of wanderlust. Traveling the world has never become this easy and accessible and more places are waiting to be explored for the first time or revisited with fresh eyes. We’ve rounded up this list of the best in world travel so you know where to go this 2019:Matera, ItalyA prehistoric-looking c...

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How to Travel Smart: Skip Long Lines, Extra Charges, and Baggage Fees

You’ve pictured it all perfectly in your mind: the most-awaited holiday vacation, your first backpacking trip, a weekend getaway. All smiles and all fun, and then reality hits you: flight delays for hours, getting stranded in the middle of nowhere, bed bugs in your dormitory, and some of the biggest travel horrors: ext...

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Perfect gift ideas for people who love to travel

It’s the season of giving! But travel is forever. So whether you’ve been scouting for the perfect Christmas presents or just need ideas all year round, here are the best gifts you can give for your travel buddies, wanderlust-loving loved ones, or even for yourself: Adventure Vulture Insulated Water Bottles http://www....

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IN PHOTOS | Pobrasyon: Bacardi Halloween Party in Poblacion, Makati

Who knew terror actually spells F-U-N? Last October 31, the historic streets of Don Pedro in Poblacion, or now popularly known as Z Street, was filled with enchantment, spectacle, and mystery as Bacardi took their signature House Party into one giant street revelry! In partnership with the Z Hostel group, they staged P...

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Connecting the World, One Pancake at a Time

Ask anyone what connects us all and you’d probably hear “music” or “love.” But for one Dutch guy, it’s something else. Pancakes! Wait, pancakes? Yes, you heard it right! Couchsurfer, business consultant, and world nomad Robin Vogelaar has forged connections and established relationships in more than 40 countries and...

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Why you should not skip Port Barton in Palawan

When thinking about idyllic beach and island destinations in the Philippines, the usual list will definitely include Boracay, Cebu, Bohol, Siargao, and Palawan. And talking about the most latter, it’s always Puerto Princesa, Coron, and El Nido that doesn’t leave the bucketlist. But what if we tell you there’s one Palaw...

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Green Light District: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Poblacion, Makati

Once again, the Z Hostel Group pulled out all stops in throwing another unforgettable party in the Poblacion neighborhood — this time, for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. In partnership with Irish whiskey brand Jameson, the party saw the streets of Poblacion bathed in everything green and guests were treated with...

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Where to go in the Philippines this Summer 2019

Summer is just around the corner — at least this side of the world. And it’s probably the best time to come to the Philippines: glorious sunny skies, endless glass-like waters, tropical madness you’d wish it was all year round. So we’ll make it easier for you. Here are our recommendations of top summer destinations — m...

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New Rules, Same Beauty: Guidelines and reminders with the newly opened Boracay Island

The world’s most beautiful beach is back — refreshed and rejuvenated from its 6-month rehabilitation. Boracay Island needed the break or else we would have probably lost it forever. There are definitely improvements but while the reopening was already last October 2018, some construction and repairs are still on-going....

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Culture Trip: Must-visit Museums In Manila

Exotic food, unique sights, and local adventures — these are the things we usually look forward to when we travel to a new destination. But a great way to understand a place more is through culture and arts. A trip to the museums is a must then! We’ve rounded up a list of must-visit museums while you are here in the ca...

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