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Discover the Hidden Cool of Manila 解开马尼拉的面纱

When people picture the Philippines, it is usually the powdery white sands of island paradises Boracay or Palawan that come to mind.  In fact, many see its sprawling capital of Manila as merely a stopover. Sure, to the incurious traveller Manila is simply a concrete jungle, a network of crowded roads connecting skyscrapers and shanty towns alike.  But give it the attention it deserves and Manila opens up to reveal a developing city of excitement and leisure; one that truly deserves your full attention.

当人们描绘菲律宾时,通常会想到长滩岛或巴拉望岛的白色沙滩。事实上,许多人认为马尼拉,这个庞大的首都,是一个中途停留站。当然,对于不感兴趣的游客来说,马尼拉简直就是一片混凝土丛林,连接着摩天大楼和棚户区那些拥挤的公路网络。但给予一些关注的话,马尼拉其实很开放,能让你领略到它是一个结合令人兴奋的事物和休闲的发展中城市;一个值得你充分关注的地方。

manila night streetscape

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Let’s go to Japan!

 

 

Time to go to Japan! 

Especially this time of the year, with the infamous Sakura Blossoms (Cherry Blossoms) Festival brightening everyones days.  Between the vibrant, polite & efficient culture, household tech at an all time high, amazing fresh sushi, hot springs, nightlife… the list goes on.

And it’s no wonder the number of us travelling to Japan increases by 22% year on year.  The tourism board is expecting by 2020, Japan will have 40M visitors per year. 40M! That’s a lot of us. Our advice, get there before the massive influx!

Here’s some suggestions for your next trip to Japan (particularly in Osaka & Tokyo); whether for work, leisure, or “bleisure” (we still love saying that word):

 

01. Unique Experiences 

Tokyo: You’ve heard of cat cafes, but Japan has taken it to the next level. Check out the Goat Cafe. Grab a delicious cake at Sakuraoka & hang out with these cute furry animals.

Osaka:  Head to The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum for an entire exhibition on the history of instant noodles, different types of instant noodles, and their global popularity.  Osaka is the birthplace of this delicious goodness – instant noodles.
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Increase your luck – Travel to these places

With Friday the 13th looming over superstitious minds, we’re inspired by the likes of our Chinese companions who aren’t as tied to the number being unlucky, along with people like Frano Selak who has cheated death seven times then won the Croatian lottery to look at the luck in this revolving universe. We’ve looked at some of the luckiest places to travel this Friday 13th, turning the superstitious tradition on it’s backside.

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