Freelance writer, content consultant, Southeast Asia travel gadabout.
Smile travels north-west of Siem Reap to trace a centuries-old story of loyalty, intrigue and rebellion with a cast of thousands, the same story that could hold the secret to Banteay Chhmar’s second act as an exciting, off-the-grid adventure spot.
As new projects get the green light from Poblacion to the Central Business District, Manila’s marquee commercial center looks ripe for a world-class awakening.
Looking for family fun outside the capital? Head to these hotspots, which are all less than two hours from Manila.
Mike Aquino tracks down three high-profile city guides responsible for helping tourists to experience Manila and Cebu with fresh eyes, open hearts and critical minds.
Do you prefer relics to retail or museums to malls? Mike Aquino satisfies your craving for all things ancient in five cities...
If you think Manila is too dauntingly big and sprawling to explore, think again. Using this handy itinerary, you and your crew can cover considerable ground, visit a couple of interesting places, and experience a whole lot of fun.