Collaborate: ToT x Roomie for HAUTE TROT

Collaborate: ToT x Roomie for HAUTE TROT

www.HauteTrot.com Many of you know how clingy I am with my college roommate Chants. Not only do we G-Chat with each other on an almost daily basis, we also dream about our next grand reunion in another country, or continent. Individually, we are different personalities with distinct taste and style,...
Welcome to the NEW Trip or Treats!

Welcome to the NEW Trip or Treats!

Welcome to the NEW Trip or Treats! Since I’m migrating to a new site, my old posts will slowly be added here. My Blogspot site will still be active while the transition is happening, but it would be best to refer to www.triportreats.com for new posts and updates. What do...
I Crave NY

I Crave NY

Manhattan. It is immeasurable to point out what I miss from living in New York. Afford me the sentiments to rekindle a notable few… My shoebox apartment, all 20sqm of it. Yes, my current bathroom is larger than my old pad. My North Face goose down jacket, which I resold...
EuroCruise 2010: Wine Tasting at Santo Winery, Santorini

EuroCruise 2010: Wine Tasting at Santo Winery, Santorini

After our walking trip to the town of Oia, our tour guide Arthur took us to Santo Winery for some Greek Wine tasting. Located at the village of Pyrgos in Santorini, SantoWines sits at the edge of the Caldera. Hence, the awesome view! I’m all for liquor consumption, and tasting the unique flavors...
EuroCruise 2010: The Celebrity Equinox

EuroCruise 2010: The Celebrity Equinox

OK, enough of cooking at home, and going out to eat! Must stop noshing even just for a week. Meantime, let me go back to the summer that was and show you the continuation of our EUROTRIP experience on the Celebrity Equinox. Yes! 11 nights on a humongous ship to travel around the Eastern Mediterranean....
Palau Dive Diary Part Uno

Palau Dive Diary Part Uno

I’ve semi-recovered from the shock and awe that is ZE Palau Dive Trip. Just enough for me to relive the madness to ToT and the readers who have a pretty good sense that, when it comes to scubadiving alongside travel, I go completely bonkers and stare all googly-eyed into the blue!...
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I Miss Thinking Like This: 03.25.07

I Miss Thinking Like This: 03.25.07

I just found this in my drafts and realized that, a friend really needs to hear this right now. This is the last installment to the four-part back blog during my soul and self-searching days, aka 2007. Some friends have been fans of my writing before I decided to commit myself to writing about my...
Tech ToT: Connected with the Samsung GALAXY Camera

Tech ToT: Connected with the Samsung GALAXY Camera

Every time I’m in Cebu, I make it a habit to meet up with my Cebuano friends who enjoy the same things as I do, namely food gadgets. And after this dinner at Tavolata with Marcie and Bom, I spent the next day buying what is now my very first camera after I switched to...
ToT on Instagram

ToT on Instagram

I’m on Instagram! Follow Trip or Treats and get blow-by-blow bits of my life in square photos! @triportreats
Seafood Paluto Feast at Pier One Cebu

Seafood Paluto Feast at Pier One Cebu

  Every time I’m in Cebu, I always crave for fresh seafood in the Cebu City area. Somehow, my Cebuano friends draw blanks when I ask for recommendations, so I always end up at Pier One in Park Mall because it’s the only branch in the Philippines that has a Paluto section with fresh seafood....
Cebu Spanish Seconds at Ipar's

Cebu Spanish Seconds at Ipar’s

Ipar’s Restaurante Y Bar De Tapas Before the main Sinulog Festival, I promised that I’d take my friends around my favorite Cebu restaurants, and at the top of his list was a revisit to Ipar’s for some tapas and some Paella. The last time I was with Sea Princess Tessa, they absolutely loved Ipar and his...

Viva Pit Senyor! Sinulog at Hotel Elizabeth Cebu

Vivat Pit Senyor! See you all at The Hotel Elizabeth Cebu for Sinulog 2013!
Casa Verde's Unbelievable Ribs

Casa Verde’s Unbelievable Ribs

Who would’ve thunk (YES, thunk!) that a 1920s Filipiniana ancestral house on the side streets of Cebu would be home to some mighty and meaty meals at remarkably affordable prices? And if your tag line is RIBS-ON-THE-GO, you’re really asking people to rate your ribs. Introducing Casa Verde: Homey in the front, Resto in the back. Casa Verde...
Copenhagen's Crepe ala Pandekager (aka Pancake-Bike)

Copenhagen’s Crepe ala Pandekager (aka Pancake-Bike)

Crepes are, what I would call, the ultimate mobile munchie; easy as a sandwich, tasty as a slice of pizza, and portable as an ice cream cone. Introducing the Pancake Bike In Copenhagen, the crepe is made even cooler when its made to order, to your fancy, from a 3-wheel tricy-cart. It appeals to me...
Spice Fusion's Authentic South East Asian Flavors

Spice Fusion’s Authentic South East Asian Flavors

Spice Fusion Since I’m in Cebu right now for the upcoming Sinulog Festival, one of my priorities is definitely where to eat, aside from Hotel Elizabeth’s Flora Cafe, and where to take my friends out for an awesome meal. One of the places I thoroughly enjoyed during a previous visit was Spice Fusion, a South East Asian Restaurant located...
Beyond Yoga's 90 Day Challenge

Beyond Yoga’s 90 Day Challenge

One of my resolutions is to practice more yoga for 2013, so I’m seriously contemplating Beyond Yoga’s 90-Day Challenge! Complete 90 classes of yoga in 90 days at either their Tomas Morato, Quezon City branch or the Bonifacio High Street Central branch in Taguig, and get a LOT of prizes alongside your rockin’ hard body...
Danish Smorrebrod at Aamann's Deli

Danish Smorrebrod at Aamann’s Deli

After Copenhagenization, another Copenhagen claim to fame is the impeccably fresh and thoughtful Nordic cuisine. The focus of its dishes is an emphasis on the best local produce, detailed preparation, and a generous use of herbs. For those who want a little taste-test of Nordic food, it is imperative to have a Smorrebrod lunch. Aamanns My friend Macy...
Copenhagenization: On Bikes & Boats

Copenhagenization: On Bikes & Boats

There are two great ways to go about exploring the sleek and green city of Copenhagen. One is through its canals via boat, kayak or waterbus; the other method requires only 2 wheels and is featured on its own CNN special segment. Copenhagenization is innovating the transportation system of this metropolis via urban planning to encourage more...
Who's in Nuffnang?

Who’s in Nuffnang?

I’m happy to be part of the Nuffnang community of bloggers in the South East Asia region, and excited to share with you all this awesome video they made highlighting some of their talent. Props to the videos of Between Bites, and Tales from the Tummy! Captured your personality to a Tee. I wonder if...
Going to Sinulog? Stay at Hotel Elizabeth Cebu!

Going to Sinulog? Stay at Hotel Elizabeth Cebu!

Are you planning on heading to Cebu for the annual Sinulog Festival? Hotel Elizabeth guests receive a nifty Sinulog shirt and afternoon Merienda Cena during their stay! There are limited rooms left at Hotel Elizabeth Cebu for the weekend of January 18-20 so make sure you reserve already! Call +632 912 2691 for reservations
Copenhagen Street Style

Copenhagen Street Style

Here are some choice shots of Copenhagen’s street style which capture the vibrance of the city during the height of summer. More to follow after I get out of this vacation. Stroget center Chef at Nimb Brasserie  Now, that’s what I call a Muffin Top Heat of summer  Maximizing the maxidress  All aboard the train...
Save the Date: 20th Travel & Tour Expo 2013

Save the Date: 20th Travel & Tour Expo 2013

Since you already have the official holiday schedule for 2013, now it’s time to start booking your tickets and accommodations and make the most out of the long weekends. I’m always excited for the PTAA Travel & Tours Expo because there are a LOT of good deals happening on the three-day sale. PTAA Travel &...
Back to 07.20.06

Back to 07.20.06

Way before I began writing about my love affair with food and travels, I wrote down my journey with life and the intangible. Here’s an oldie but goodie, and a little bit of introspection to start 2013 with some wisdom.  There are few instances in life when you know… you know you have to make...
Save the Dates: 2013 Philippine Holidays

Save the Dates: 2013 Philippine Holidays

I like to plan my trips ahead of time, and here’s a handy guide to all the regular & special holidays in the Philippines for 2013.I see a couple of long weekends… where do you plan to go?
Auguri from ToT!

Auguri from ToT!

Wishing everyone a wonderful, joyous and blessed new year! Cheers to 2013! Ciao, ToT
Watch: Jec & Pia's Beautiful Double Wedding

Watch: Jec & Pia’s Beautiful Double Wedding

Everytime I watch my brother’s wedding video, I tear up. Maybe it’s my mom’s emotional speech, or the whirlwind of events that happened right around that time, but I’m SO happy that their wedding is as beautiful as their love story! For those who have no idea, my brother and Pia planned their wedding in...

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