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Nest Nano Suites in Makati, Manila Philippines Video Review 0

Found this New Low Cost Boutique Hotel in Makati, Manila!

Sometimes when you travel, you wind up finding some of the best in unique Hotel stays by accident. This is exactly what happen on a routine walk from my hotel and hop inn.  It’s started as a typical wake up to get some joe at the Coffee Bean..  This morning, I decided to take a detour. I stumbled across a really great and inexpensive boutique style hotel in Makati, Philippines. I stumbled across Nano Nest Suites.  This is a brand-new boutique style hotel that’s all the rage right now in Makati. So I walk in and first thing I notice...

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Monkey Business in Subic Bay Philippines Protected Rainforest

It’s all about the Bunkers and Monkeys in Subic Bay When in Subic Bay Rainforest, keep in mind not to feed the monkeys.  In Filipino they are called Unggoy.  It has a cute sound to it.  Right?  They’ve been protected for ages and have no fear of people whatsoever.    I found out first hand, they are not quite as friendly as they would seem.  They have been known to grab cameras and food right from the hands of unsuspecting visitors.  It’s always been a dream of mine to see these cute little animals. First a little background on why I had initially...

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Spencer’s Gastropub, Best Western Plus Subic

The process of rebranding and creating a new look and menu for gastropub or restaurant is a difficult thing.  The competition for good food to go along with a spirited, fun atmosphere is paramount.  In this part of the Philippines (Zambales and Pampanga), food glory is the prize. With this in mind, it came to my surprise when I found the new Spencer’s Gastropub rebranding and new menu done well. Subic has a new Gastropub worth visiting Congratulations to Spencer’s Gastro Pub, Best Western Plus Subic for doing the seeming impossible and doing it well. This time I was pleasantly...

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Dumaguete Civil Defense Mechanical Air Siren Single-Tone World War 2

Dumaguete has an civil ordinance that requires that minors are off the street by 10 p.m. So on one of my visits to Dumaguete, I was startled awake by the blare of an air raid siren! I asked around and found out that a repurposed air raid mechanical siren was used as a way of letting the city population know that it’s time for minors to go home. It’s loud and can be heard from most of Dumaguete. In this video, I attempt to get as close as was aloud to the air siren. Hopefully next time, I’ll see if...

Tagaytay Philippines Season 1 Vlog 7 Part 1 0

Manila to Tagaytay Roadtrip, Bag of Beans, Sky Ranch

Tagaytay from Manila, Bag of Beans, Sky Ranch, Bulalo | S1:E7:V1 In this vlog roadtrip episode, Max and a good friend travel to Tagaytay, Philippines to enjoy what other Filipinos enjoy… Holiday time & some volcanic ash. Some things to know about Tagaytay Tagaytay is a popular holiday town for many in Manila and visitors alike. It is south of Manila on the Philippine island Luzon and will take you about 1 1/2 hours to get there. Famous for it’s chilly to mild climate, it sits on a ridge above the active Taal Volcano.  This volcano with a large crater lake...

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Manila Full Service Car Wash Surprise!

Filipino Car Wash Waiting Area! I know you all sometime or other wondered with millions of cars and so little space how are vehicles kept clean?  Well I’ll share the dirt with you and show you a glimpse of what it is like to have a car washed here in Manila Car Wash! Are all Car Wash establishments the same? No!  This is just one example of the real life experience of having the need to get a car washed and finding what seems to be more typical than not of car wash shops in Manila.  Now I’m not saying...