Tag: Philippines

Guimaras: Home to the one and only mango pizza

Guimaras: Home to the one and only mango pizza Guimaras, Philippines

Guimaras Island, located between Negros and Iloilo, is the mango capital of Philippines. They are renown all over the Philippines for their delicious mangoes, which, of course, were not in season when I was there. Not long ago, Guimaras, crazed with mangoes, created the Mango Pizza. When everyone was telling me I should try this […]

Silay: a stroll through Negros’ colonial past

Silay: a stroll through Negros’ colonial past Silay Ancestral house, Philippines

Negros, the sugar capital of the Philippines, is famous for its numerous sugar cane plantations. The island was home to many rich Europeans farmers during the 19th and 20th centuries. Silay used to be one of the main cities, where colons lived and mingled with locals. Many local families got rich thanks to the blooming […]

Bacolod: Philippines’ sugar capital

Bacolod: Philippines’ sugar capital The Ruins, Bacolod

Negros Island, also called Sugarlandia, is known to be covered with cane plantations. Bacolod, its capital, is famous for its many cakes, a paradise for sugar addicts. If you’re craving sweets, you’re in the right place. But don’t worry if you’re already diabetic, there’s plenty of other things to do apart from eating cheesecakes and […]

Bantayan Island: Beach Paradise

Bantayan Island: Beach Paradise Bantayan, Cebu Province, Philippines

Quiet and remote Bantayan is an island located north of Cebu, famous for its amazing white sand beaches and its waves, making it a kite-surfing paradise. The island is starting to get some attention from international tourists but it’s still a pretty laid back island with a fishermen vibe attached to it. It’s the perfect […]

Malapascua: Dive paradise in perdition

Malapascua: Dive paradise in perdition Malapascua

Malapascua Island in the Philippines is a diving paradise and has recently become an important tourism destination. A couple of years ago, people only made day trips on the island from Cebu and came just to dive. Today, as the number of people wanting to stay longer to enjoy the virgin beaches increased, the touristic […]

Living with the dead in Manila North Cemetery

Living with the dead in Manila North Cemetery Manila North Cemetery

Metro Manila is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. It’s also the city with more homeless than any other city in the world. Many people live in slums, and an estimated 6000 people have decided to live in Manila North Cemetery. The cemetery was built in 1904 on 130 acres of […]