Chit U. Juan
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When in Rome…. eat as the Romans eat
by Chit U. Juan - March 1, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s always a good adventure to find out how locals eat and drink and the best places to check out local favorites are the markets.
Brunei in 72 hours
by Chit U. Juan - February 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Back to this surprisingly quiet, modern and safe city. It was also apparently safe from COVID-19 as no one wore masks!
The Barako: Saving a national treasure
by Chit U. Juan - February 9, 2020 - 12:00am
In 1999, Father Roger Bag-ao, a coffee advocate, and I started a campaign called “Save the Barako.” We asked farmers to sort the bigger bean variety from the smaller Robusta, and we paid a higher price...
Open hands, open heart
by Chit U. Juan - December 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Waya Araos-Wijangco never thought she would be cooking for the rest of her life. After all, it was her father who cooked mechado (beef stew) and she would just be an assistant peeling tomatoes for the family recipe....
Syner-G means Synergy
by Chit U. Juan - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Our 11-year-old baby ECHOstore is happy to announce that we have officially begun managing the stores of the late Gina Lopez called G STUFF at Rockwell Power Plant Mall in Makati and in Alabang Town Center.
Bingeing in Tsukiji
by Chit U. Juan - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
I could eat here every single day. Tsukiji Fish market is more than just fish now. The food stalls have expanded to include Japan favorites like wagyu beef and even the Japanese way of making omelets.
Brussels in 48 hours
by Chit U. Juan - August 4, 2019 - 12:00am
On the first day of my visit to Belgium I went to Antwerp to sell Philippine coffee – hopefully – to one of the world’s biggest importers of coffee.
Good eats Taipei: 1895 and coffee
by Chit U. Juan - July 14, 2019 - 12:00am
“Let’s eat at 1895,” I tell my friends. 1895 is not the name of the restaurant but its founding year. Its name is really Tu Hsiao Yueh and underneath its name is its founding date.
Istanbul, take three
by Chit U. Juan - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Once. Twice. Third time now but maybe even a fourth visit to Istanbul will still be one to remember. Even if I have been to Aya Sophia or Hagia Sophia, each visit still amazes, surprises. And that is also true for...
Sustainable tourism: Beyond adobo and shopping
by Chit U. Juan - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Ireneo “Rene” Reyes knows exactly what his Chinese tourists want. After spending eight years In Taipei and now a year in Shanghai, this tourism attaché knows his prospects and clients well.
Back To The Farm
by Chit U. Juan - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am
I enjoyed my meal of tinolang manok, adobong dilaw binalot style and grilled tuna accompanied by original music and some cover versions sung with so much passion by this quartet.
What’s brewing in ARMM?
by Chit U. Juan - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am
A good friend once told me: “Listen to Karl Marx: No evangelization happens while the stomach is hungry. First feed the people, then evangelize. Nothing goes through the head without first filling the sto...
From Asean to Zaw
by Chit U. Juan - September 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Speaking of Pinoy pride, it’s such a joy to find Filipino brands being sold, used and patronized overseas.
Coffee, Pho or Chicken Joy
by Chit U. Juan - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Take another look at Ho Chi Minh city – only a two-hour-plus flight from Manila.
Life is livelier…the second time around
by Chit U. Juan - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Don’t call them retirees; career shifters may be more appropriate.
A Soulful Road Trip
by Chit U. Juan - July 15, 2018 - 12:00am
I have been involved with Slow Food based in Bra near Milan and in Terra Madre which happens every other year in Turin, but I have not visited the southern towns of Italy for some time. From central Rome down to...
by Chit U. Juan - May 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Many tourists just stop over for a night and head to the famous destination in Portugal which is Fatima.
On the road to Agra and Jaipur
by Chit U. Juan - February 25, 2018 - 12:00am
As  the India-ASEAN summit was also happening on the same days we were there, we avoided traffic and took off with our driver Raj Kumar and drove off southward to Agra to visit the famous monument – an...
Well and good
by Chit U. Juan - January 28, 2018 - 12:00am
“We started with 1,800 square meters of land area and four people 16 years ago,” she says as she explains the mission of her baby, Nurture Wellness Village.
A farm sustained by passion
by Chit U. Juan - January 14, 2018 - 12:00am
After spending a few days with the Filipino community in Jakarta and having the beef rendang from Dewi Sri Farm at the Great Women Café, I felt I needed to see where all the good food was coming from –...
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