Saturday, January 17, 2009

Alimango Restaurant

Alimango in garlic sauce

At Alimango (crab) restaurant in San Mateo, California, there are at least five different ways to savor alimango. The alimango in garlic butter sauce we ordered was both meaty and juicy. I was surprised that a large alimango would be as tasty as the freshly caught crabs we were served at home in the islands. But the crab dish was not my favorite. I liked the sautéed ampalaya (bitter melon) with fish and the boneless bangus (milkfish) which was marinated with tamarind.
The large crab has a $35.00 price tag. For more information about Alimango and their menu, visit http://www.alimangorestaurant.com/.
Address:
3708 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, California

UPDATE:  RESTAURANT CLOSED

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Photo by Charie

Sunday, January 11, 2009

New York Times 44 Places to Go in 2009

White Beach, Boracay, Philippines


Number 26 on the list of New York Times' 2009 Destinations is Boracay Island in the Philippines. The Times refers to Boracay as the "next Phuket". Phuket is Number 12 on this list while the top spot goes to Beirut followed by Washington D.C. The 44th position goes to Zambia.

For more on this list follow this link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/01/11/travel/20090111_DESTINATIONS.html

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Photo by Rosario Charie Albar

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Frommer's Top Destinations for 2009

Step pyramid in Saqqara, Egypt

Here are the selections of Frommer's editorial staff for 2009:

Cartagena, Colombia
Cape Town, South Africa
Saqqara, Egypt
Washington, D.C., United States
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Civil Rights Trail from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama, United States
Lassen Volcano National Park, California, United States
Berlin, Germany
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Istanbul, Turkey
Cambodia (But Not Angkor Wat)
Waiheke Island, New Zealand

How about you? Where are you off to in 2009? Let us know by clicking on the survey button below the video bar.

Wishing you safe travels.

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Photo by Rosario Charie Albar

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Bonne Année

New Year's Day at Baybay Beach, Roxas City

Wishing you good health, exciting travel discoveries and a prosperous 2009. Happy New Year!

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Photo by Rosario Charie Albar