Book a Trip to Nacpan Beach at Northern Hope Tours

In my opinion, the beach you shouldn't miss when you're at El Nido is Nacpan Beach. It has clear water, white sand and lots of activities you can do. Plus, it's only a 40-minute tricycle ride from the city. 

For easy transfers, book at Northern Hope Tours. They can be reached via mobile at 09277353221 or via email at Our tricycle driver picked us up at our hotel at exactly 9 AM. He even told us we'll be the ones to decide what time we'll come back. To my surprise, he patiently waited for us. I applaud him for that kind gesture.

There's a big Nacpan logo that I couldn't help but get a selfie with it as the background. Also, the place is so wonderful that we ended up staying 6 hours there. It felt really good to walk along the shores of the beach. That made me forget about all the problems I had back home.

A lot of people I talked to at El Nido town say Nacpan Beach is the best beach in the island. Now, I believe them. Food and drinks aren't a problem too as there are many beachfront restaurants.

Among the activities that can be done here are skim boarding, snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding and of course picture taking with the astonishing background. Needless to say, you'll never be bored here.

I felt really sad when we had to leave Nacpan Beach on such a sunny day. I can't wait to book another trip here. Of course, it will be through Northern Hope Tours. Follow them on Instagram here.

Delightful Mediterranean Dishes at Cafe Athena

 Since it's our last dinner at El Nido, we wanted to eat great food. Admittedly, the lunch at the island hopping tours weren't up to par with my taste buds. Our search led us to Cafe Athena - a Mediterranean cafe named after the Goddess of Wisdom. The dinner we had there punctuated our long stay at Palawan with a very delicious meal.

Mediterranean Dips (P220)

For our starters, we had pita bread with pitipiti, hummus and babaganush. My favorite among the 3 dips was without a doubt the hummus. The babaganush shouldn't be missed too as it's very creamy.

Coconut Shake (P140)

I had so many smoothies during my stay in Palawan but the one that stood out is their Coconut Shake. It's delightful and refreshing in every sip.

Seafood Sauvlaki (P495)

The Seafood Sauvlaki had some nice tanigue in it. This dish would have been much better if there were other seafood in it like shrimp and squid. After all, it's named seafood sauvlaki and not tanigue sauvlaki. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the dish a lot.

Lamb Sauvlaki (P495)

I was highly anticipating the arrival of their Lamb Sauvlaki. When it arrived, I wasn't disappointed one bit as the meat was very tender. It was also very juicy which is exactly how I like my lamb.

Chicken Sauvlaki (P395)

Their best-seller among the three sauvlakis is Chicken. In fact, Jing (the owner) told us they would usually have 20kg of chicken delivered and it would all run out in one day. When I tried it, I wasn't surprised by that fact. It was so good that I ordered another one for myself.

Vitamin C (P200)

Since I had cough and colds, I was delighted to see the Vitamin C drink on their menu. The fresh juice contains carrot, orange and pineapple. On my first sip, I knew it was going to be one of my favorite drinks of all time.

Pasta Puttanesca (P495)

I was never a fan of red sauce pasta. However, that all changed when I tried Cafe Athena's Pasta Puttanesca. My compliments to the chef for this wonderful meal.

I highly recommend this place to all the locals and tourists visiting the wonderful island of El Nido, Palawan. 

Cafe Athena
Serena Street, El Nido

5-Star El Nido Accommodation at Sea Cocoon Hotel

One of the Philippines' top tourist spots is hands down, El Nido. In fact, some say it's the best. For you to completely enjoy your vacation there, it's important to pick a great place to stay. Look no further than Sea Cocoon hotel. It's a world-class hotel with excellent rooms and world-class service. Even better, it's just near the beach and other can't-miss places at El Nido.

We stayed at Room #403 which is a Triplet Room with 3 single beds for 3 adults. It already includes free WiFi, cable television, electronic room safe, filtered bathing water and of course, air conditioning. There's also free WiFi in designated areas. This room is well worth it at only P4800. It was one of those vacations when I was so comfortable where I was staying that I wouldn't mind staying there all day.

Since we were at the top floor, we always had a breathtaking view of the sea while at the individual balcony. It's no wonder how this hotel got lots of positive reviews at Trip Advisor.

They also offer island hopping tours so you can make the most out of your stay in El Nido. While at the reception, take a moment to read the 10 reasons to stay there. After staying there, I thought all 10 were proven to be true. In fact, I could think of even more reasons to stay at this wonderful hotel.

All rooms include free buffet breakfast. There's nothing like waking up to a great meal and that's exactly what we got. Since we stayed for 4 nights, we had breakfast four times in the hotel and I had nothing to complain about each time. I noticed they changed the food selections for each day which is great because you can ensure the food isn't recycled. 

On my last day there, I lounged by their amazing pool. Nothing like getting a tan while sharing travel stories with new friends. 

Looking to spend your next vacation at El Nido? Reserve a room at Sea Cocoon Hotel today.

Sea Cocoon Hotel
Book at Official Website

Siomai Chino Invades Cu Chi on March 16

Aldous ate the World is a proud media partner of the upcoming Siomai Chino pop-up event happening at Cu Chi on March 16. Enjoy a great night by dancing to the beats of Out of Scratch and feasting on the wonderful food of Siomai Chino. Don't forget to try Sip Purified Water too.

Not only are the food of Siomai Chino good, they're also very affordable. Combine that with the phenomenal cocktails of Cu Chi and you're in for a great time. See you on March 16! The event starts at 5PM!

Buddha Bar Celebrates 6th Anniversary

How ironic is it that the country's only 6-star nightclub celebrates its 6th anniversary. Being a regular goer of bars and clubs, it's rare I see a nightclub that lasts that long. With that being said, this is such an amazing accomplishment so I tip my hat out to the amazing staff of Buddha Bar. 

The Red Thread Band serenaded us throughout the night with amazing music. Some folks even showed some moves on the dance floor. What a fun night it was!

Whenever you're in Makati, make sure to drop by Buddha Bar. There's no doubt you'll appreciate the posh interiors, excellent food and great service of this highly recommended place. Happy Birthday, Buddha Bar!

Buddha Bar
Kalayaan Ave, Makati

Experience Verdict X at Chaos

Last year, you got caught in the current!
Now on its 10TH YEAR, we're ready to keep you up all night in the BIGGEST MED-LAW PARTY IN THE COUNTRY
The Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity of the UP College of Medicine and the Regina Iustitiae Sorority of the Ateneo School of Law,
together with,
Hotel SOGO
HQ Barbershop
Kai Energy Drink
Mystery Manila
Oishi Philippines
Philippine Wacoal Corp.
PLUS Construction Industries Corp.
Swish Mouthwash
Trampoline Park
Vista Residences
proudly present,
Awaken this February 24, 2018 at Chaos at City of Dreams Manila
Tickets are priced at P500. For inquiries, you may contact Ric De Vera at 0977 048 9924, or Ina Ongsiako at 0939 920 7043.
VERDICT X: Despierto is in cooperation with,
Camella Homes
Ruben's Ube Halaya
SIP Purified Water
Suntrust Condominium
Trizon Medical Solutions, Corp.
Hyatt Hotel
Iloilo Central Shoe Emporium
Manyip Corporation
also brought to you by,
Bibiana Farm and Mills
Jellie Bellies Co.
Mont Albo
My Health Clinic
Panay Medical Ventures
with our official TV partner,
MTV Philippines
with our official radio partner,
Monster Radio Rx 93.1
with our media partners,
Aldous Ate the World
Chalk Magazine
and our partner organizations,
Filliae Aesculapii (UERM)
Gabay Medisina (MCU)
Gamma Beta Epsilon
Medici Omnes Duciens (MCU)
Mu Alpha Rho Service Fraternity (PLM)
Mu Sigma Epsilon
Phi Lamda Delta Sorority (UP Manila)
Sigma Alpha Nu Sorority Manila (UP Manila)
UPLB Pre Medical Society (UP Los Banos)

Try Classic American Comfort Food at Soul Potato

When people find out I'm a food blogger, they would always ask which cuisine is my favorite. I always take a few moments to think and tell them I prefer American. However, I don't get the chance to eat American food that much because of how pricey they usually are. It's a good thing a savior came along in the form of Soul Potato as they serve extremely affordable and delicious comfort food.

 Shepherd's Pie (P160)

I love pies and the Shepherd's Pie is a pie after my own heart.It has Aussie Beef in tomatoes and bell peppers with mashed potatoes, potato crisps and mozzarella on top. Wow, I wish I wasn't sharing this with anybody.

 Country Fried Pork in 'Shroom Gravy (P180)

I haven't tasted a lot of mushroom gravies and from the ones I tasted, Soul Potato's mushroom gravy has got to be up there. Of course, that's not overlooking the taste of the country fried pork because that was great too.

 Hickory BBQ Pork Steak (P180)

From the first bite, I knew right away the Hickory BBQ Pork Steak was cooked well-done. As a result, I loved every bite I took. Don't forget to dip it into the BBQ sauce too. What a winner!

 Baby Back Ribs (P260)

We were lucky to have first dibs on their Baby Back Ribs, a dish that's not schedule to come out on their menu until next week. Well, what can I say? It's going to be one significant addition to an already stacked menu. The meat is "fall off the bones" and the bbq sauce is magnificent. 

Crispy Chicken Cheese Melt (P180)

I love cheese and I absolutely LOVED the cheese on the Crispy Chicken Cheese Melt. It's also loaded with lots of tomato sauce and that's never a bad thing.

Grilled Chimichuri Tomahawk Chops (P230)

They saved the best for last as we had the Grilled Chimichuri Tomahawk Chops last. The meat is so tender that you won't have a hard time slicing it. Just as I expected, it was fried to perfection. I'll definitely come back for this.

For heart-warming comfort American food, visit Soul Potato.

Soul Potato
Devour Food Park, Quezon City