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Ramen Ichiban-kan: Simple and Authentic Ramen in the Heart of Manila

Ramen Ichiban-kan: Simple and Authentic Ramen in the Heart of Manila

If you're tired of the overpowering flavours from places such as Ramen Nagi, Ramen Ichiban-kan is a welcome respite. The shop is located at a very unassuming building along Mabini Street at the heart of Manila. (If you're driving it's best to use Waze to locate the place.) When we arrived, they offered us cold towels to wipe our hands with. Very nice on a hot sunny day (although not one for someone who gets easily cold like me). For starters, we had their gyoza and found it to be the perfect combination: a bit of crispy brown dumpling skin...

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6 Reasons to Go to Batad, Ifugao (Banaue Rice Terraces)

6 Reasons to Go to Batad, Ifugao (Banaue Rice Terraces)

 The Banaue Rice Terraces - a common feature in our history books and found at the back of the 20-peso-bill - but did you know it's actually quite a vast area with mountains and mountains of terraces? Batad is one of the towns in the Ifugao region and it's definitely interesting how they've kept their traditions intact. 1. Live in the mountains  Apparently there are a ton of homestays in Batad! Just look in this photo here: If that doesn't look inviting enough, then I don't know what else is. Batad has very limited mobile signal though so it might...

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Cusco: 6 Reasons to Go

Cusco: 6 Reasons to Go

6 Reasons to Go to Cusco It's not all about Machu Picchu Cusco, a UNESCO World Heritage city, serves as the jump-off point for people going to Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail as it is the city closest to Machu Picchu. Here are 6 reasons to visit this city - and not just because of the infamous Machu Picchu.     1. Beautiful Architecture   Check out the Centro Hístorico de Cusco! It is a beautiful historic site showcasing architectural structures that have evolved as much as Cusco's history has - Spanish colonial buildings built over the base of Ancient...

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