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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...
Lish-Bon!
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 –...
Oh-so-slowly in Jakarta
by Chit U. Juan - December 31, 2017 - 12:00am
It is always a joy to visit a place where you seem to know the language because you hear familiar words like pintu, selamat, mahal, mura. But that’s where the familiarity ends.
Red hot and green: Are you ready for Chengdu
by Chit U. Juan - November 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Mention China and immediately visions of Beijing pollution and Shanghai traffic come to mind, ringroads, lots of cars and construction everywhere. Well guess what? There is another side of China – and it seems...
The brew business Women and coffee
by Chit U. Juan - November 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
We recently held a “Not for women only” event in Davao City as a run up to the Philippine Coffee Board Inc. (PCBI)’s 10th National Coffee Summit. Why the focus on women?
Find your way to Hué
by Chit U. Juan - October 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
I remember a restaurant by this name in a mall and people called it “yew” or “hyou”(as in a color or hue)…but it is actually “hu-wey” or Hué, after the cultural and...
Women entrepreneurs sell to the world… That ’s great!
by Chit U. Juan - October 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
About 30 micro entrepreneurs from the Philippines who are part of the Great Women Project 2 were present at the Great Women Trade Showcase during the ASEAN Women Business Conference held recently at the PICC in Pasay...
Welcome to Puebla
by Chit U. Juan - September 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
Mole poblano, chili poblano… Where in the world do these poblanos come from? I finally discovered they all come from Puebla in Mexico.
Phnom Penh in 72 hours
by Chit U. Juan - August 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
Seasoned travelers recommend that you stay at a luxury hotel when it is your first time in a strange city. No less than the choice of presidents and heads of states, we decided to stay at the Le Royal by Raffles...
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