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Explore MyPhilippines: Bag of Beans, Tagaytay City

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 Bag of Beans, Tagaytay City Bag of Beans is one of the must visit places in Tagaytay City. I am witness to how Bag of Beans has grown from a small coffee shop to an established dining place that it is now today.  Bag of Beans has also opened several branches along the Tagaytay City tourist stretch with six branches as of this writing. Bag of Beans caters as events venue and is one of the preferred wedding venues in Tagaytay City. Bag of Beans is also now into Bed and Breakfast accommodation. For this particular visit, me and my Family came for lunch. The food is really nice! Of course coffee and dessert after lunch is a must!  It was definitely worth the travel! Photo Credits: Bag of Beans Here is a short video of our latest visit to  Bag of Beans (Main) in Tagaytay City. Here are some photos taken during our last visit to Bag of Beans. This is an alfresco area with Italian theme. This is another side with English County vibe. This is an alfresco area with Italian theme. This is the

The Cultural Differences Between Asian Countries

Cultural Differences Between Asian Countries A lot of travelers don’t think about the differences between Asian cultures when they travel, especially if they are taking their first trip out of their native lands. While it’s great for travelers to learn about the culture of the Philippines before they visit, they should not assume that all Asian countries share the same culture. The truth is that they often vary greatly, but travelers don’t always consider this when they bounce from country to country during their vacations. Many travelers who visit the Philippines also decide to spend some time in China while they are in Asia. I always encourage people to check out other countries while they are in Asia, especially if they don’t get to visit the continent very often. A lot of people only get the chance to see Asia once in their lives, so they should make the most out of it and get all of the experiences that they can. Viking River Cruises offers a Yangtze River trip that will give you

Explore MyPHILIPPINES: RECENT POSTS

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A Trip to SUBIC The plan was to stay in Subic overnight... unfortunately when I started contacting the Hotels in the Subic area on 16 December, all of which are already fully booked. The best offer we have was "as walk-in guest", but no guarantee not all! We also have to be there between 8am-10am so we can get the first available slot. Doing so would mean spending a good amount of time which we could already spend exploring Subic. In any case, we still decided to go to Subic to spend Christmas with my family and parents. More on our Subic Trip... How to go to SUBIC... ************************************************************************************************* The Cultural Differences Between Asian Countries. A lot of travelers don’t think about the differences between Asian cultures when they travel, especially if they are taking their first trip out of their native lands. While it’s great for travelers to learn about the culture of the Philippines before th

How to go to SUBIC

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This trip to SUBIC takes the route via the North Expressway (NLEX), which starts from Balintawak to the Dau Toll Plaza. Next Leg is via the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX ). NORTH LUZON EXPRESSWAY The North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) runs from Balintawak, Quezon City to Sta. Ines, Pampanga – a total distance of 84 kms. The expressway has 15 exits and interchange.  The first leg of this trip is via the NLEX from Balintawak and exits in the Dau Toll Plaza. From the Dau Toll Plaza, drive towards the SCTEX toll entry point. This next leg will take you straight to SUBIC. Balintawak Toll Plaza Valenzuela Interchange Meycauayan Interchange Marilao Interchange Bocaue Toll Plaza Bocaue Interchange Tabang Toll Plaza Sta. Rita Interchange Pulilan Interchange San Simon Interchange San Fernando Interchange Mexico Interchange Angeles Interchange Dau Toll Plaza Dau Interchange SUBIC-CLARK-TARLAC EXPRESSWAY From the NLEX/Mabalacat Toll Exit (SCTEX Toll Plaza), drive towards the dir