Picture this: you are in a foreign land far far away, with a totally different culture, with people speaking a language that sounds very Greek (or Japanese, or Chinese, whatever) to you, and if you’re really lucky, maybe even with food you don’t recognize at all. Not to worry, my friends, for I am here […]
Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is a BIG DEAL in the Philippines, which only means it is a great time to visit. Text and Photos by Jennifer Ellson | Additional Photos by Tourism Philippines Lent has several names in the Philippines – Semana Santa, Mahal na Araw, Holy Week – however you call it, one […]
How can something so simple be this good? Fried, boiled, steamed – brown, white or wild – how much do you know about this most important staple food for a large part of the human population? Here’s what I know about my favorite food – fun trivia I’ve picked up from eating buckets of rice […]
When it comes to desserts, Southeast Asia has gone bananas! Text and Photo by Jennifer Ellson Gallivanting around Southeast Asia has taught me that despite their different languages, religions and cultures, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia and most Asian countries near the equator share this common trait: they love their dolce banana!
You probably know the glitzy side with its swanky beaches and immaculate golf courses. Now, meet the other side of this Philippine island with its stunning views of coconut groves, corn plantations and private beach coves. Text by Jennifer Ellson I Photos by Amorvida Muyrong (Originally published in the Maple Leaf Times) I caught the […]