B/BIYAHE: Hostel Hopping in Manila

  BENCH BLOG hops across hostels in Manila and asks a couple of travelers what they’re loving local.   MNL Hostel  Hi Ashleigh and Rebecca! What brought you to the Philippines?  Ashleigh: We’ve been backpacking for five months already and some of the friends we’ve met while traveling have been here. They said the beaches […]

B/BISITA – Marikina, a ‘Hood We Love 

It used to be that Marikina evoked images of bright pink MMDA road signs and your tita’s favorite step-ins. But with “Discipline, Good Taste, and Excellence” as its motto, it’s no surprise that this industrial city is becoming known for more than producing great soles—it’s also becoming a hub for some pretty good grub. Marikina […]