Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, bringing you back in time

Nonoichi Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar located in Bagac, Bataan is a unique showcase of Spanish-Filipino heritage and craftsmanship. Original architectural pieces from the 17th through the 19th century Spanish colonial period, from different parts of the country, where collected and reassembled to provide a 4-star accommodation.

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Flying Economy with Emirates Airlines, not a good experience

emirates logoMy sister-in-law works as a flight crew for the first class cabin in Emirates airlines. And since then, I always dream of flying with the airline not only to support her company but to experience the services of Emirates as well. So during the Golden Week holiday in Japan, we took Emirates airlines for our flight from Haneda to Paris as well as our return flight from Rome to Haneda with stop-over both in Dubai.

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Restaurante Sobrino de Botin in Madrid, Guinness Book of Records’ Oldest Restaurant

Restaurante Sobrino de BotinCuisine

Castilian cuisine

Tried
Lettuce and Tomato Salad ……………….  6,95 €
Grilled Filet Mignon Botin ……………….. 26,45 €
Roast Baby Lamb ……………………….. 24,40 €
Chocolate cake ……………………………  6,45 €
Palacio de Menade Sauvignon Blanc …. 20,00 €

Experience

Restaurante Sobrino de Botín is strategically located near the Plaza Mayor, which is the central plaza in the city of Madrid. The restaurant is established in 1725 by a French man, Jean Botín and his spouse and was originally named as Casa Botín. Unluckily, the Botín’s were not bestowed any descendants and the establishment was taken over by a nephew of theirs, Candido Remis, thus explaning the change in name to “Sobrino de Botín” meaning, Botín’s nephew.

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Restaurante José Maria, an excellent meson in Segovia

Meson de Jose Maria 01Cuisine

Castilian-Leonese cuisine (Spanish cuisine)

Tried
Esparragos Trigueros …………………… 14,09 €
Cochinillo Asado …………………………. 22,73 €
Ensalada del Tiempo …………………….   5,45 €
Tinto “Autor” Jose Maria ………………… 16,63 €
Cafes e Infusiones ……………………….   1,81 €

Experience

Meson de Jose Maria 02Restaurante José Maria is located near the Plaza Mayor of Segovia, a city which was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 and is situated 50 miles from Madrid. The restaurant is owned by Jose Maria Ruiz Benito, one of the pioneer in Segovian cuisine that ensures a balance between tradition and innovations to the taste today’s dishes.

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Segovia Walking Tour

Segovia_01Segovia, located in the Castilla and León region in the northwest of Madrid is one of Spain’s most famous historic cities. The old town Segovia along with its Roman aqueduct were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

Segovia had been a trading center and became the court residence of the Trastamaras during the Roman Empire. Continue reading Segovia Walking Tour