A Thousand Reasons to Go to the Philippines!

So you’re contemplating on seeing some of the 7, 107 islands in the Philippines, yes? Well, we can’t blame you. There are a thousand reasons why you should come here. For one, we have fiestas. Lots of them! And everyone here… We also love playing with words… Let’s face it. What you really want is …

Pasteis de Belém: Portugal’s Heaven in a Tart

The sugary scent coming from the bakeshop reminds me of everything that is sweet and good and nice. I am standing outside Antiga Confeitaria de Belém, right in the heart of the Belém District in Lisbon. The takeout queue for the bakeshop’s famous product is getting quite long.  I begin to worry that there won’t …