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Travelling is one activity I can't live without. Since I was a kid, travelling has been part of my life. My mom is from Antique and my Father is from Bukidnon. I remember when I was still in elementary school, every vacation my brother and I would take the Super Ferry to Ilo-Ilo and ride a bus to San Jose and Sibalom with our cousins in Antique. Two weeks after, we would take a ship straight to Cagayan De Oro where our Aunts and Uncles are already waiting at the port station.
I remember the time when we even visited the Province of Camiguin and explored Mantigue Island when it was still very raw and pristine. There was even an elementary school on that island.
This fascination with travel continued after college and I started earning my own money. I am a person who dreams big. I don't know how I am going to do it, but I believe in dreaming big.
From travelling around the Philippines, I was given a chance to explore different countries such as Botswana, South Africa and other countries in Europe.
During our visit to the vibrant city of Davao, there is one place that our friend took us to and that was to witness a show that you can only find in Davao. We basically had only a weekend to do as much as we could. On our first day of exploring in the city, we decided to end our day with Tribu K'Mindanawan.
A great weekend food tripping idea is to visit BAGA MANILA. Scattered all over Metro Manila and nearby provinces. BAGA MANILA which stands for Barbecue and Grillers Association (BAGA) provides quality barbecues, grilled food, and much more.
Together with my colleagues, we checked out BAGA Manila located at All Home in Imus City, Cavite. There's always something for everyone here. From different types of grilled foods; from street to gourmet foods.
The ambiance of the place was just perfect for a great meal. The booths presented their food nicely and it looks clean. If only I could grab everything, I would!
With so many interesting booths to choose from, one place that tickled my taste buds and that is the Black Burger. I got so intrigued with this black burger that is basically colored by squid ink and is imported all the way from Japan.
I tried the Absolut one for Php 120.00 which includes Tacos chips. At first it was weird but it actually tastes good. Their patty made a lot of different. It was juicy and very flavorful.
It was a short trip, but this definitely gave me an idea that BAGA MANILA is a great food weekend escape. With so many places to choose from. I am sure there is one close to you! And as for me, I am definitely coming back!
Check out BAGA MANILA
BAGA ALL HOME is open on Thursdays-Fri-Sat - Sundays
4pm - 12 midnight.
It was with much excitement, I booked my ticket months ago to the beautiful province of Davao. I had not been this far south but I had heard that there were so many interesting places to see and places to dine in Davao. Since it was my first time in Davao, I had been searching for very good accommodation that would make my stay a memorable one.
The one that stood out was this very luxurious hotel called MARCO POLO DAVAO. Situated at the very center of Davao's shopping and business district, I couldn't think of any better place to base my tour of the city of Davao.
Since I arrived late in the evening on Saturday, a friendly staff from Marco Polo patiently waited for me at the airport and took us straight to the hotel.
Marco Polo Davao has over 200 rooms to suites the needs of every guest in the hotel.
Marco Polo Davao is 18 floors high making it one of the tallest building in the Davao.
As you enter the very spacious lobby of the hotel. You can see the Western and the Asian fusion in the decor. Overall, it just works harmoniously together.
When I was touring Europe, I had seen how delicate and precious tapestries like this are. Marco Polo Davao has one which shows the different culture and diversity of the place. I really find it beautiful!
As I entered our luxury room, all I wanted to do was just to lie down on the bed as it look so inviting. The room was spacious and all you need in a hotel room is already provided. The linen was comfortable making my sleep one of the best sleeps ever. NOT all hotels can do that!
Office desk is available - ideal for travelers who are on a business trip to Davao.
As part of Marco Polo's hospitality, we were even given a lovely bottle of wine and local fruits native to Davao. I ended up finishing them all in the end. They are that nice!
Being one of the highest structures in the City of Davao, expect good views as far as Samal Island. This made me look forward to exploring this city.
After a great sleep, time to go and check out what awaits for us at Cafe Marco. From local to international cuisines, there will be always something that will satisfy your taste buds.
This ham is one of the my favorite at Cafe Marco Davao. But then again, there are so many dishes to choose from. Just make sure not to waste and leave nothing on the plate.
My friends and I are just having a great time with our breakfast! Great breakfast for us means we're up for a great adventure ahead in DAVAO!
One thing I checked out in a hotel is how nice their pools are. I love swimming and I do laps regularly. Marco Polo Davao does have the pool that I was looking for. A swimming pool perfect for doing laps. Nice sun and swim just means I am having a great holiday already!
Available for guests and visitors, you can pamper yourself in the hotel spa or sweat it out in the gym. Both are located next to the hotel's swimming pool.
After our whole day exploration, I am very happy that we stayed at Marco Polo Davao and I couldn't think of any better place to stay in Davao.
Our vacation in Marco Polo Davao really was something to remember. This hotel exceeded my expectations. The staff were very hospitable, the location was at the center of the city, the food was amazing, I had the best sleep on their beds, and most of all, I felt very safe.
Stay in one of the best hotels in DAVAO in one of the best cities in the Philippines!
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