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Monday, July 21, 2014

Nutella Bar in Eataly: Dubai's Newest Dessert Haven

Are you a big fan of Nutella? I got some awesome news that calls for a celebration, so hang on to your seat. :)

Eataly, the Italian marketplace at The Dubai Mall, recently opened a bar dedicated to our all-time favorite chocolate hazelnut spread! Yay! If you are jumping on your seat, I can totally understand. I, myself, was so happy that I wanted to somersault in the air. Well, if only I could! As a true-blue fan, the best thing that I did other than somersaulting in my thoughts was to check out the Nutella Bar a couple of days after its grand opening. 

I immediately looked for the Nutella Bar as soon as we arrived in Eataly. I was surprised that I need not look any further. It has replaced the counter of flat breads and paninis near the entrance. It was such a welcoming sight, definitely an eye magnet that can make everyone stop and stare... and drool! 

Eataly at The Dubai Mall

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Featured in The Filipino Times

If you happen to stumble across The Filipino Times Volume 1/Issue 6, turn to page 24 and you'll see... ME! Teehee. 

Lady and her Sweet Escapes is turning two next month. Two wonderful years in the Blogosphere and I'm still overwhelmed with the support I'm receiving from the Filipino community in the UAE. I am extremely blessed

The Filipino Times UAE

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Ultimate Adventure at Ugong Rock Adventures

A trip to Puerto Princesa Underground River is often paired with an adventure side trip. It could either be in Sabang X, the zipline by the sea made famous by Amazing Race Philippines Season 2, or in Ugong Rock Adventures, an ultimate destination for adrenaline rushing activities such as caving, spelunking and ziplining. My thrill-seeker husband yearned to visit both attractions, but since we were a part of a group tour, we only had to choose one and we picked out the latter. 

Right after our buffet lunch in Sabang, we made our way to Ugong Rock Adventures before heading back to the city. Ugong Rock is a limestone rock formation which stands 75-feet high in the middle of a rice field. Within are caves and narrow passageways leading to a viewing deck situated at the top of the stunning rock formation. It was named as such because a hollow limestone inside the cave makes an ugong or a reverberating sound when tapped.      

Ugong Rock Adventures in Puerto Princesa

Monday, July 14, 2014

Puerto Princesa Underground River: A Natural Wonderland

Like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow or the castle at the end of the yellow brick road, Puerto Princesa Underground River is a destination worth traveling to. It takes a long and winding road trip, a boat ride, several queues and a nature trail to reach the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, but I enjoyed every step of the way and nothing else mattered! 

I popped a Bonamine in my mouth after a good Filipino breakfast at Marianne Home Inn's roof deck. It was our second day in Puerto Princesa and my family and I were off on a road trip to see the world-famous Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. I checked my bag before I hopped on our tour van. There were four sachets of anti-mosquito lotion, a bottle of water and a pack of cashew tarts. I was ready and giddy. 

Puerto Princesa Underground River

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Big Summer Giveaway from Radisson Blu

Summer 2012, Ed and I had a refreshing staycation at Radisson Blu in Abu Dhabi Yas Island. It was one of the memorable mini-breaks that we have had in the UAE. We played like little kids in the pool, eased the stress at the open cabanas and enjoyed a good Italian meal at the hotel restaurant. 

Wonderful memories... exactly what summer should be made of!

Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island