Ubud Escape by Scott Allford

Being an Australian, I had always been against travelling to Bali as it is synonymous with a certain type of Australian traveller. However, due to a sudden forced vacation, Bali was the cheapest and easiest destination for a few days. While Kuta and Seminyak definitely aren't places I aim to travel to again, Ubud really resonated with me and provided me with the relaxing holiday I needed. 

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Food List: 9 Manila Restaurants You Should Take A Balikbayan Friend To by Ryan Buaron

Coming back home is an exciting event, for both the expatriate Filipino and their families and friends back home and no homecoming is complete without feasts upon feasts of delicious Filipino (and fusion) food which cannot be found in most of the countries worldwide. Normally, when I come home, I schedule meetings with my friends and family over food, basically meeting different friends and family for Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch, Merienda/Afternoon Tea, Dinner, and Nightcap. After 5 days, my pants began to feel a bit tighter around the waist!

With Manila becoming a very vibrant food capital in the Southeast Asia in recent years with the explosion of hip, trendy and international and local restaurants: there is so much to choose from, that it is pretty much easy to stay within the same area and never run out of restaurants to try.

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