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Scenes from Siena

Scenes from Siena

Same time last year, I spent a beautiful week in Italy with one of my favorite people in the entire world: my roommate, Chants. After a short but sweet stint in Rome, it was time to travel to our next destination. Roomie & I woke up early to get to the Sena Bus Terminal which...
The Parisienne Macaron Marathon: Pierre Herme

The Parisienne Macaron Marathon: Pierre Herme

Since I am on hideaway hiatus for the holidays, I found some free time to go back to one of my passions, which is writing. I always loved to verbalize my thoughts but would put on the back burner when things get hectic. I also need to continue my halted review of my Parisienne Macaron...
Its More Fun in the Philippines Video

Its More Fun in the Philippines Video

Share this to your friends around the world so they know why #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines!
Twitter 2k Goodie Giveaway: Suite Stay at Hotel Elizabeth (DONE)

Twitter 2k Goodie Giveaway: Suite Stay at Hotel Elizabeth (DONE)

CONGRATULATIONS to ROLLY NUNEZ! You are the winner of the Suite Stay Hotel Elizabeth Goodie Giveaway! Woot Woot! I know it is suuuuper long overdue, but THANK YOU for allowing ToT to reach 2k Twitter followers! As promised, Once I get past 2000, I’ll be doing a nice goodie giveaway and here it is! A...
The Parisienne Macaron Marathon: Fauchon

The Parisienne Macaron Marathon: Fauchon

Fauchon at CDG Allow me to continue my Parisienne Macaron Marathon with the second installment: Fauchon Paris. I saw the hot pink kiosk at the departure shops at Charles de Gaule before my flight back to Manila. I could not resist to take a peek at their offerings especially when the display is as tongue...
The Parisienne Macaron Marathon: Maison Laduree

The Parisienne Macaron Marathon: Maison Laduree

Last June, I went on a mini-birthday trip to Paris. It was my first time in Paris, but I have been to different parts of France on prior occasion. Not that I never had the chance to go, but I always wanted my first time in Paris to be with the person who will love...
Trader Joe's Bite-Sized Finds

Trader Joe’s Bite-Sized Finds

During my recent trip to LA, I passed by Trader Joe’s to buy some goodies for a friend back in Manila. I love Trader Joe’s and used to go there on a weekly pilgrimage to by these artisanal, organic, and unique food items. It reminds me of your neighborhood grocer, gone bi-coastal. I also love...
Featured: ToT in Lifestyle Asia April 2012

Featured: ToT in Lifestyle Asia April 2012

I was part of Lifestyle Asia’s April issue dedicated to travel. I talked about Copenhagen, one my fave cities.
Unforgettable All'Amatriciana at Ai Bozzi Da Giovanni, Trastevere

Unforgettable All’Amatriciana at Ai Bozzi Da Giovanni, Trastevere

So back to my Roomie Reunion New Year celebration. After a full day of walking all over Rome, and then some, and after having back to back pizza meals for dinner and lunch, we wanted something different. So we hopped onto a cab to cross the bridge to Trastevere where I had a memorable meal...
Naumachia Ristorante Pizzeria, Roma

Naumachia Ristorante Pizzeria, Roma

Just like Piccolo Buco by the Trevi Fountain, it’s a rare find to discover authentic and delicious Italian restaurants by the Colosseum without being lured by the enticing view of the amphitheatre from your dining table. Roomie & I wanted meals that didn’t break the bank yet filled our appetites with quality meals. We decided...
Intown Luxury House, Roma

Intown Luxury House, Roma

Here’s a perfect example of the adage, great things come in small packages. This is the entrance to InTown Luxury House in Rome, a guest house hotel which Roomie & I stayed at on our last night in Italy. Although the entrance is a little underwhelming, Intown’s proximity to Via Condotti, the Spanish Steps,  and...
Haute Find: Truffle Love

Haute Find: Truffle Love

Originally Posted on Haute Trot On my latest Roomie Reunion with Chants, we decided to meet in the middle and fly to Italy to ring in the new year. We visited Siena as well as San Gimignano in the Tuscan region, and had a very different shopping experience. No YSL in San Gimignano, ladies. But...
19th PTAA Travel Tour Expo 2012

19th PTAA Travel Tour Expo 2012

Save the date for the biggest travel sale in the Philippines! February 17-19, 2012 SMX Convention Hall, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City I buy most of my airline tickets at the expo, so if you already have your travel schedule at hand, this is the cheapest time and place to get all your 2012...
Procacci Panini Tartufati, Firenze

Procacci Panini Tartufati, Firenze

I stumbled by this small shoppe while walking along Via Tornabuoni in Florence. Ok fine, we were shopping; the street alone is a dead giveaway. It looked like a charming shop, and the word tartufati meant only one thing. It’s Truffle Time. Entering Procacci is like walking into a turn of the century purveyor of...
il Colosseo di Roma

il Colosseo di Roma

The monument that launched a thousand tourist traps. From afar, it looms like a giant celebrity, illiciting al fresco seating options even in the height of winter. Il Colosseo di Roma Originally named Anfiteatro Flavio after the Roman emperors Vespasian (who commissioned the Coliseum to be built in 72 AD) and Titus’ (who completed the...
Featured: ToT on Leisure + Adventure Travel

Featured: ToT on Leisure + Adventure Travel

Late last year I was interviewed for the magazine Leisure + Adventure Travel, a spinoff mag from Lifestyle Asia. They asked me questions about why I love to travel and have itchy traveler’s feet. Here’s my feature on their December – January issue. (You can click the photo to read the article.) (You can click...
Villa Borghese Gardens, Roma

Villa Borghese Gardens, Roma

After our first night in Rome, Roomie and I were very excited to see the city during the day. So after our breakfast in bed at the hotel, we dressed for warmth and headed to our first destination. Yes, the weather was so chilly we had to wear boots out. I love Roomie’s Corso Como...
Featured: ToT on Table for Three, Please

Featured: ToT on Table for Three, Please

Table for Three, Please is one of the early blogs I followed when I got back to the Philippines in 2007. I was looking for the authority in food, and not just any normal restaurants. After living on different continents, I won’t lie and say that I became a little pickier on where to let...
Tourist Sights and Local Fare at Piccolo Buco

Tourist Sights and Local Fare at Piccolo Buco

So after a whole day spent by myself, unpacking, settling in Rome, lunching and gelato-ing. I was pooped. I was also excited for Roomie to arrive, since her flight was right around dinnertime, so I went back to Roma Boutique Hotel to take a nap and wait in anticipation for her arrival.When Roomie arrived and...
ToT Tells You Why It's More Fun in the Philippines

ToT Tells You Why It’s More Fun in the Philippines

Pictures Say A Thousand Words. Let me count the reasons why #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Naptime. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines (Bantayan Island) Monkey Business. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines (Philippine Tarsier, Bohol) Degustations. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines (Burnham Park, Baguio) Cleaning House. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Mines View Park, Baguio Isolation. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Bantayan Island Imitation Goods. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Lechon Bread, Pepita’s Kitchen Celebrity Stalking. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Tubbataha Reef Horsing around. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Pygmy Sea...

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