Exploring Panagsama town & beach, a short distance from Moalboal, in Cebu, Philippines

Exploring Panagsama town & beach, a short distance from Moalboal, in Cebu, Philippines

Panagsama is a small town in the south of Cebu in the Philippines, famous for the Panagsama beach and its many restaurants serving traditional and international cuisines. It is about 4 km from Moalboal. I first heard about Panangsama at the Blue Orchid Resort in Moalboal where I was staying. My friend and I had had a long day of visiting waterfalls in Cebu.

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HOTEL MYSTAYS Fuji Onsen Resort: the top hotel to stay in Fuji

HOTEL MYSTAYS Fuji Onsen Resort: the top hotel to stay in Fuji

After a long day of travel from Kyoto, changing trains and buses, I arrived at Hotel Mystays Fuji Onsen Resort very late in the night. The front desk team was warm and hospitable and after check-in, helped me book a massage later in the night at their favorite salon…

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Top 5 things to do in Osaka, Japan

Top 5 things to do in Osaka, Japan

Osaka is the second biggest city in Japan after Tokyo. It lies in the Kansai region of central Japan and is also the capital of Osaka prefecture. It is famous for street food and is also known as the nations's kitchen or tenka no daidokoro. Kuiadore, a Japanese word…

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Japan Street Food Guide: Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki & Chargrilled Crabs in Dotonbori, Osaka

Japan Street Food Guide: Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki & Chargrilled Crabs in Dotonbori, Osaka

Osaka is also known as 'Japan's kitchen'. Dotonbori that runs along the Dotonbori canal, is Osaka's biggest tourist destination and famous for street food. It is filled with a number of restaurants and food shops offering all kinds of Japanese street food including okonomiyaki and takoyaki…

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Chanko Nabe (sumo food) at Chanko Tomoegata Restaurant in Ryogoku, Tokyo, Japan

Chanko Nabe (sumo food) at Chanko Tomoegata Restaurant in Ryogoku, Tokyo, Japan

Ryogoku in Tokyo, Japan, is home to the Kokugikan sumo stadium and a historic center of Japanese wrestling. Nearby Ryogoku, Edo Noren is a dining street resembling an Edo-period village, where restaurants serve chanko nabe, the traditional protein-rich stew...

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Visiting an Izakaya (skewer restaurant) between Shimbashi and Yurakucho in Tokyo

Visiting an Izakaya (skewer restaurant) between Shimbashi and Yurakucho in Tokyo

After visiting the Zozo-ji Temple in Daimon and walking through the International Shopping Arcade in Shimbashi, my friend took me to an Izakaya - a type of an informal Japanese gastropub, located between Shimbashi and Yurakucho. It was only when...

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Things to do in Oslo, Norway: Frognerseteren, an old world Norwegian café & restaurant

Things to do in Oslo, Norway: Frognerseteren, an old world Norwegian café & restaurant

My guide for Oslo, Rami who runs Oslo Photo Tour, picked me up from the Grand Hotel where I was staying, a little after 2pm in the afternoon. After showing me the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the number 1 tourist attraction in Oslo, he drove me to Frognerseteren...

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Things to do in Tromso, Norway, the northernmost city of the Arctic Circle

Things to do in Tromso, Norway, the northernmost city of the Arctic Circle

Tromso is a city in northern Norway located 350 km north of the Arctic Circle. It is also considered as the northernmost city in the world! It is a popular tourist spot to see the Northern Lights. I was in Tromso for two nights in early March this year. My...

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Restaurants in Los Angeles: The Cheesecake Factory, a bakery & restaurant for cheesecakes, fast food & more

Restaurants in Los Angeles: The Cheesecake Factory, a bakery & restaurant for cheesecakes, fast food & more

As I was researching Cheesecake Factory on google, I came across this very interesting and inspiring story about how the restaurant actually started. Evelyn Overton opened her first cheesecake shop in Detroit in the 1940s, but eventually shut it...

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Restaurants in Los Angeles: Le Pain Quotidien, a bakery restaurant with vegan options

Restaurants in Los Angeles: Le Pain Quotidien, a bakery restaurant with vegan options

Le Pain Quotidien is an international chain of bakery-restaurants founded in 1990 in Brussels. Besides, baked items and coffee drinks, it also has a dine-in menu. I first visited Le Pain Quotidien a few year ago on the recommendation of a friend who has...

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Things to do in Goa, India: Dining at the Park Hyatt, a luxury beach resort & spa hotel

Things to do in Goa, India: Dining at the Park Hyatt, a luxury beach resort & spa hotel

Park Hyatt, Goa has a dining area called the Village Square that offers a selection of elegant restaurants serving a variety of cuisines. There is also a beach-side restaurant called Palms and if you really don't feel like getting out of the room, in-room...

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