Xôi Yến: Hanoi’s Best Sticky Rice Restaurant

    Eating at  Xôi Yến Restaurant along Nguyen Huu Huan Street is a must  for those visiting the Old Quarter in Hanoi. Virtually a local legend, it is constantly filled with hearty eaters thanks to its delicious sticky rice bowls.     Xoi is a traditional Vietnamese dish made from rice and corn and topped …

PinayTraveller Films: Ria de Arousa, Galicia

      My second film!  Yay!  But a confession.  I tried editing this down to 45 seconds BUT I had a hard time choosing which video to edit out and which to keep. So as a compromise, here’s my (less than) two-minute edit.  This short travel film features my boat ride along the Ria …

Cambados, Spain: Home of the Albariño

Everything about that day was perfect. Despite being gloomy before  breakfast, the sun came out by mid-morning, setting the mood for the day ahead.  I was in the company of people  whom I was slowly getting to know and appreciate. And we were somewhere in Galicia in Northwest Spain, in a historical district declared a …

Third District Cafe: a new joint in town

If you’re in Quezon City and are looking for a good place to have coffee or breakfast, you might want to check out Third District Cafe. I was there recently with some friends and I was pleasantly surprised. //Just found out that the mural and signage were done by our friend, artist Buboy Canafranca.   …