The Modern Toilet Taiwan

IMG20181008204135 This unique bathroom-themed restaurant in Taiwan will either give you thrill while eating or take your appetite away. For some, it might be an unpleasant idea for a dining ambiance, but hey, they are attracting locals and even foreigners who are visiting the country.

Before visiting Taiwan, I have been seeing this particular cafe/restaurant making rounds on the internet and it made me very curious. When I saw the pictures, it made me think twice if I should visit this place and try their food. At first, I was thinking “ahh maybe just visit for the pictures and experience.” but I cam to realize “why not try their food?! it is just a state of mind anyway!” lol. So here it goes. Here are some reasons why you should give it a try!


  1. The Ambiance is actually nice.

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In contrary to what I have been expecting about the “feels” of the dining experience, it was actually great. The place is well lighted and well designed. It does not have foul odor or any smell that you can associate with a “bathroom” at all. Even their toilet bowls are very clean that you can never think of it being dirty.

2. The Food. Here are some food that we bought.

IMG20181008195658 These may look unpleasant to you but I tell you, these are yummy!

IMG20181008194732 Their pasta is delicious too!

IMG20181008194825 I don’t remember what this is, but i ate it anyway. lol

3. Ice Cream!

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Their poop ice cream is a must-try! Just do not think about poop when you eat it!

For our overall experience, I will give them a 4 out of 5. The food is fine but not that extremely amazing; their theme is unique that you should give it a try when you visit Taiwan; service is good and oh just a heads up, they are on cash basis only (or could be during our visit).



IMG20181008195706 My wife enjoying her poop dining. haha

How to get there?

I actually do not know how many branches they have in Taipei, but the one we visited is on Ximending. It can be easily located in google maps. The nearest train station is Ximen station and take a short walk from there (maybe around 5-10 minutes).

IMG20181008203606 So when you plan to visit Taiwan, do not forget to drop by! And oh, more Taiwan travel and food posts to come so keep posted!

See you on our next post! 🙂

Singapore transit in less than 24 hours

45213905_10155793266336269_8151278617008013312_nThe lion city – this is what Singapore has been known for. For being futuristic, orderly, and most of all, a country that many nations look up to. As Filipinos, we are privileged to be able to visit this country without the need of a Visa! Thanks to the ASEAN agreement. Philippines being an ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member country enjoys the co-existence with its neighbors and made various agreements with its brother countries, that includes visa exclusion among its member countries.

Now moving on, Singapore is one of our favorite stopover cities (next to Hong Kong) whenever we go home to Cebu for vacation. What we usually look for in a stopover is the food! yes and this place has great food choices.


A Michelin-starred Hawker food in SG!


Dining at Changi Airport


A Must-visit Hawker Place

Singapore is a melting pot of different cultures – Malay, Indian, Chinese and more! So whatever your taste buds dictate you to eat, SG will always have it prepared for you! If you are on a layover in SG, you can avail of Changi Airport’s Free tour (if you are travelling with SG airlines); but if you are more of an adventure-type person, then I would advise you to discover the place by taking the MRT or a bus. On our case, since this was our second layover visit, we took a budget hostel near Chinatown so we could save a lot of time from travelling to and from places – to fit our 22-hour layover. Well, it was brief but we enjoyed a lot. best places to visit is the Marina bay area, Merlion, and Gardens by the bay. You can also take a walk at Clarke Quay if you still have the time.


The SuperTree at Gardens by the Bay

Singapore is a lovely city and it can be a bit pricey too – you just need to know its ins and outs. If you are a curious person, then definitely you will discover a lot of things here in Singapore. Take time to visit the places of cultural interest like Chinatown and Little India. And oh, if you have extra budget, please do try at least a single night at the Marina Bay Sands.


Infinity pool on top of Marina Bay Sands

Thankful for the things that God has given us.  This was our first layover in Singapore – right after our marriage. This was our little honeymoon. We had also 22-hour layover so we spent most of our time in the hotel. Para sulit! haha..

Til next blog. Keep readin’!

Once Upon a Time in Macau

12115529_10153067511971269_8045915331548522957_n Macau is dubbed as the “Las Vegas” of Asia, but for us, there is more to Macau than just “like Vegas”. This is a small piece of land(a peninsula) in the south-easternmost part of China where Portuguese established a foothold in Asia. It is a unique and special place for wanderers like us – a bit laid back but grandiosity is never compromised.

Getting there was quite fun.

906034_10153038764481650_8202143967776562676_oFrom HongKong, we took the fast ferry ride for an hour. We departed from our bnb around 8am and a went to the ferry terminal in Kowloon. we had to wait for some time for the next ferry.

11057739_10153038766126650_1351015596035632837_o Take note: You would need your passport as you are basically entering another country.

12036531_10153067128711269_4094343914427459491_n Skyline of HK on our way to Macau

1545951_10153067128946269_4491863373850145344_n Approaching Macau’s harbor.

As I have said earlier, there is more to Macau than just “like Vegas”. You can simply walk around the city and enjoy the food and gaze at the European-inspired structures. You will really feel that you are not in an Asian city.



A walk at the Senado Square is a must for all travelers. This is like a museum-city within a city.12038134_10153067508221269_6470082420789802559_n

12004035_10153067500956269_1074733799072328713_n along the way, you will find different food products. You should try one of their products, especially the Portuguese egg tart.

10362861_10153067503761269_4600781935082787742_n At the end of your walk along the vicinity of Senado Square, you will find the historic Ruins of St Paul’s. This is a historic landmark of Christianity in this part of Asia. Take your time and enjoy the view.

After strolling within the vicinity of Senado Square, we took the public bus going to the Macau Tower. It cost only 2 patacas for bus fare and you can go anywhere in the city (or we may not be aware of the real fare, lol)

10174880_10153067133006269_5015148563777880611_n The view from the top of Macau Tower.

Then from Macau Tower, we rode the complementary bus going to Venetian Macau. And yes, you heard it right! It is complementary so it is for free!

10376162_10153067513491269_967400487505879763_n We just wandered around the majestic night view of the Venetian since we do not gamble. We prefer to use our money for food! haha. 

So to wrap up our Macau trip, we headed to Fisherman’s wharf, which is near the fast ferry terminal going back to Hong Kong. And again, thanks to Venetian Macau’s complementary bus service! 10537043_10153067516061269_1348255305181884447_n Walking around Fisherman’s Wharf as we say goodbye for now Macau! We will be back!

This is one of our many memorable trips as a couple since this was our honeymoon. Yes, just few days after we got married! I thank God that this place did not disappoint us. Macau is a traveler-friendly place. Most locals may not know how to speak English, but Macau has produced all the possible resources to make one’s visit easy and memorable – like leaflets and road signs in English.

Tip: Once you arrive at the Macau Terminal, go ahead to the tourism desk and ask for a free map so you would know where to go and what to ride (bus routes are indicated as well). In our case, we did lack of research on where to go so we just plainly depended on the map. It turned out to be very helpful. Another thing, they accept HKD so you do not have to worry about money changers. But better to be prepared with coins – lots of it (for the bus rides). Lastly, just enjoy everything you will encounter in Macau – from food to experience.

Until then! We will see you again, Macau!

Gudauri, Kazbegi and Ananuri: When Nature Complements Faith

22279662_10154907745546269_6326299287877039014_n The moment we stepped out of our vehicle, we stumbled upon this magnificent view. It reminded us once again of how great and marvelous the Creator is. The sun was out but the temperature up there was very cold.

22308596_10154907768001269_101839703635848105_nOn top of a hill in Gergeti township in Georgia is the Gergeti Trinity Church. This is located 7120 ft above sea level. This is one of the Georgian Church’s pilgrimage sites. The road going uphill is quite rough but the moment you reach the top, I assure you that it is worth it. From Tbilisi, it would take around 3-4 hours ( I guess?) going to Gergeti and when reaching Gergeti, we had to ride a 4wd off road vehicle because of road condition. Travel is around 30 mins from Gergeti town going uphill.

22228456_10154908558911269_208220716447809368_nOn our way to Gergeti, we made a stop over in this river they call Aragvi River to freshen up.

22366441_10154919344011269_2042998144902747613_n Jinvali Dam

22405722_10154919343121269_3726073895576773050_n One of the special places we have visited is the Ananuri Fortress. The location is always packed with visitors and pilgrims alike but no matter how many people would come to visit, what I really noticed is, this place is just so peaceful and calm. I think it is because this site is surrounded by plain nature. It is just so amazing.

22310158_10154908555226269_1855371652862727463_n Wifey’s favorite is the paragliding activity in Gudauri. Well, for me, at first few minutes. Here’s why. Before take off, I was excited and when I was already airborne, I was for a minute enjoying and amazed with the view; but not long after few movements and after going in circles, I was already nauseous. But for wifey’s case, she enjoyed most of the time. Anyways, I am still happy that I have tried it at least once in my entire life – bucketlist checked! lol

This part of our Georgia journey was one of a kind, unique and worth the effort. Will surely treasure the memories we had and definitely will go back one of these days.

Until then, Madloba Georgia! 🙂

Gamarjoba Georgia! Khakheti and Signaghi


Signaghi (above photo) is a small and quiet town in eastern Georgia. They call this town the city of love because of some old tale. I do not really know the exact story but what I have read from some article is that there was a similar love story that of Romeo and Juliet’s that took place in this little town. Well, true or not, you will really feel the love when you get to visit this place. With the Caucasus mountain range as you backdrop, it will be perfect for some lovebird’s selfies.

It was our first day in Georgia. We arrived via FlyDubai in Tbilisi at around 5 in the morning. Guess what? It was freezing cold! It was 9 degrees C at that time, and imagine, it was still autumn! Anyways, it is not freezing for some, but for me, who have been living in a tropical country and the desert, I am not used to it.

Anyways.. going back to our story.. We then went to our apartment where we only paid quarter of a hotel’s price. Yeah, we paid less for an accommodation because we want to spend our budget to the “highlights” of our trip. Thanks to G7 Team, they gave us airport transfer services and tours as a package. I will give you their details at the end of this blog. After we freshen up from our flight, we then went ahead to jumpstart day 1 of our tour package.

First Stop!22221894_10154905935601269_3687168983199094695_nBodbe Monastery

This monastery is one of the most important sites of the Georgian Christian Faith. They call themselves as Orthodox Christians. The lady evangelist, St Nino, one of the early Christians went to Georgia to preach the gospel of Jesus. She was able to preach to the King of Georgia and was healed from his sickness. With great joy, the king accepted the Lord which lead the whole country to be declared as a Christian country. Georgia is, by the way, one of the earliest Christian Country along with Armenia. The significance of this site to Georgian Christian History is that the relics of St Nino is buried here.


We then went to Signaghi tower where they used before as an outpost as a lookout for a possible invasion from the Caucasus.22196013_10154905077406269_4613473797823137460_n

This little town indeed made us fall in love with Georgia!


We then went Kvareli where you will see another eye candy22279636_10154905066526269_143669121261105941_n

The favorite part of wifey is our visit to Khakheti’s Winery. 22467363_10154927901756269_8058332665439498378_o

Georgia is one of the countries in the world that produces great wines. Tracing back from their roots, they have been experts in wine making. For me, they are producing the best grapes in the world. Never have I tasted in my entire life such quality of a grape.

22467774_10154927902186269_2114126622083112818_oWith a minimum fee, we were able to take a tour around the winery and even experienced harvesting grapes. grapes

On our first day in Georgia, I have learned a lot of things about this country. I am fascinated with their culture and their great love for it. The Georgian people treats guests as a gift from God. I love their food – I will be talking about it later in a different post. Me and my wife were so thankful for G7 team for the friendly local guides and for going extra mile with their service. You can, by the way, contact them through their Facebook page: Kabayans and Pinoys in Tbilisi

All GCC residents, regardless of passport, does not require any visa hence we took advantage of it. Georgia is a beautiful country. There will be more to tell on our 2nd, 3rd and 4th day. See ya on my next entry!