Posts tagged "mediterranean"
EuroCruise: Carpets &The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

EuroCruise: Carpets &The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

Gooood Morning Istanbul! After a long day of trekking Istanbul’s delectable sights and spices, I woke up to a breakfast of fresh cherries from Turkey. Super sweet, and readily accessible at our ship’s Buffet line. Day 2 in Istanbul isn’t as long as the entire day… but it did involve a lot of walking… and shopping....
EuroCruise 2010: Istanbul's Spice Bazaar is Spicyyy

EuroCruise 2010: Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar is Spicyyy

Next stop in the Istanbul tour is every Filipino’s wet dream: Shopping! For spices, that is. Located at Cami Meydani Sok, it’s close to the exterior walls of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia Museum. It’s one of the must-visit places in Istanbul. Why? It’s the hub for exotic spices and other ethnic culinary delights. The Spice...
EuroCruise 2010: Food Finding in Istanbul

EuroCruise 2010: Food Finding in Istanbul

Back in Istanbul after visiting all the important mosques and palaces in the Old City, which is both an Asian and European city. After all the sight-seeing, everyone was a bit hungry, but didn’t have the luxury of time to sit down for a proper lunch. I was on the hunt for the next best thing that...
EuroCruise: Istanbul is an Eyeful

EuroCruise: Istanbul is an Eyeful

After our sunny stop in Mykonos, Greece, our cruise on the Celebrity Equinox ventured to a different country to visit what is consistently rated as one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in the world… Rich in history and a unique atmosphere, it will definitely take your breath, and attention span, away. Catch an...
Middle Eastern Mediterranean Fare at New World Hotel's M2M Cafe

Middle Eastern Mediterranean Fare at New World Hotel’s M2M Cafe

I love mezze as much as I love sauces. I also love spices and exotic flavors and the flavors of the Middle East as well as the Mediterranean. When New World Hotel added Lebanese sous chef Malek Mahmoud Elsafadi to their team, they added a Middle-Eastern Mediterranean section to their daily lunch & dinner buffet...
Aria Cucina Manila + Goodie Giveaway (DONE)

Aria Cucina Manila + Goodie Giveaway (DONE)

CONGRATULATIONS TO KAREN ANG! You won the P2000 GC to Aria Cucina Manila! Aria Cucina Italiana I’ve been planning to go 3 for 3 for my Boracay/Labor Day tradition, but since I’m planning on doing a little bit more traveling this year, and people’s schedules don’t seem to click, the closest I’m going to get...
Save the Date: Boracay's Aria Cucina Italiana in MNL + Contest

Save the Date: Boracay’s Aria Cucina Italiana in MNL + Contest

Save the date for the 28th of January as Aria Cucina Italiana crosses the sea from Boracay and brings its cuisine to Manila. The modern contemporary restaurant is the best al fresco dining spot in Boracay since its opening in 2003. Known just as much for its sleek interiors as it is for their Mediterranean...
EuroCruise 2010: Mad for Mykonos

EuroCruise 2010: Mad for Mykonos

Back to the beautiful Greek Island of Mykonos, home to blue & white homes, hot sunny beaches, and major midnight beach parties. If there’s another thing Mykonos is most remembered for… it’s not wide open spaces like the Chola Town Center. But for the tight and tiny alleys and streetways that zigzag like a labyrinth all around town,...
EuroCruise 2010: Munching on Octopus at Antonini's, Mykonos

EuroCruise 2010: Munching on Octopus at Antonini’s, Mykonos

Next stop on the EuroCruise lineup is the tourist-favorite Greek island of Mykonos, infamous for its bright Mediterranean sun, endless beach parties, and enigmatic blue & white buildings. A tiny 33 square miles, Mykonos is one of the smallest islands in the Cyclades group and is inhabited by only 5000 locals, yet gets flocked by over 900,000 visitors...
True Spanish Tapas at Ipar's, Cebu

True Spanish Tapas at Ipar’s, Cebu

Imagine eating all those plates of food, and finishing them too. When the plates are so small, you don’t feel as guilty munching on a lot of things. That’s the beauty of Tapas! When in Cebu, visit Ipar’s Restaurante Y Bar de Tapas for some of the most authentic & tasty Spanish cuisine in the Philippines. I’m...
EuroCruise 2010: Sweet Sunset in Santorini Part 2

EuroCruise 2010: Sweet Sunset in Santorini Part 2

After walking around the towns of Oia and Fira, tasting some sulfur-enriched Santorini wines from Santo Winery, and dining with an awesome view at Sphinx Restaurant, it was time to say goodbye to Arthur, our very animated tourguide who spends half the year in Santorini, and the other half in Australia.  My family loved him so much,...
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 of Santorini wine is more...
EuroCruise 2010: Sweet Sunset in Santorini Part 1

EuroCruise 2010: Sweet Sunset in Santorini Part 1

As promised from EuroCruise Day 2, ToT is sharing one of the most beautiful sceneries and sunsets in the world… Where even cobblestone shopping feels like a relaxing experience. Say ‘Hello’ to Santorini. After a day of sailing at sea, we woke up to brunch at the Celebrity Equinox’s Silhouette Dining Room. Check out the Brunch spread...
Sphinx in Santorini: Resto with a View that Tastes Like Heaven

Sphinx in Santorini: Resto with a View that Tastes Like Heaven

Let me take you out of Manila and into the gates of heaven, visually. Upon stepping inside the salmon colored doors in the middle of the town of Fira, you enter the restaurant with the best view of Santorini, Greece and the Aegean Sea. Welcome to Sphinx Restaurant. Welcome to Santorini As one of the stops in our family...
EuroCruise 2010: Day 2 At Sea, On Board

EuroCruise 2010: Day 2 At Sea, On Board

Sorry. I’ve been pushing down my Summer trip posts in lieu of more local food finds which seem to get readers all riled up. I must continue within the year or else I wouldn’t be giving my Summerstravaganza justice. So anyway, my previous post was about the Celebrity Equinox, the ship which we took to tour the Eastern Mediterranean....
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. As usual ToT and her...
Arya's Persian Persuasion

Arya’s Persian Persuasion

So it’s been a while since my last Goodie Giveaway, and since the next following posts are about my Eurotrip,  I’d like to share with you a brand new resto find in the Metro (Manila) which holds very dear to my heart… Arya Persian Restaurant After my infamous Eurotrip, a very persistent person took ToT to Arya (in Greenhills)...
Last (Meat) Supper at Cyma

Last (Meat) Supper at Cyma

Lately there’s all this talk about giving up, sacrificing, and letting go. It could be in the literal or symbolic sense; it is Lent after all. It doesn’t really matter. Giving something up is always hard to do., especially if you’ve grown quite fond and attached to it. Yet many people seem to believe that...

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