Aklan · Philippines · Travel Tales

Hala Bira! Ati-Atihan Festival 2014

The Ati-Atihan of Kalibo, Aklan advertises itself as the “mother of all Philippine festivals”. The name means “to be like the Ati”, the original settlers of Panay Island and much of the Philippines. Originally, it’s a festival that celebrates the cultures of the Ati and the eventual Malay lowland settlers. The Spaniards came, and somehow,… Continue reading Hala Bira! Ati-Atihan Festival 2014

Negros Oriental · Philippines · Travel Tales

An afternoon of eating at Cafe Antonio’s and Sans Rival in Dumaguete City

There’s only so much you can eat in an afternoon when you’re alone in a new city, so here I’m going to talk about just a couple of restaurants in Dumaguete. I was immediately attracted to the quaint Spanish-style architecture of the ┬áthe Spanish Heritage Building, where Cafe Antonio’s is tucked away on its second… Continue reading An afternoon of eating at Cafe Antonio’s and Sans Rival in Dumaguete City