We’ll start off by meeting at a local bakery, where I’ll treat you to a light snack and introduce you to our humble, traditional breads usually eaten during breakfast. After a short walk to the wet market, we'll munch on a tropical citrus fruit. We'll then proceed to Dapitan Arcade, which is my favourite place to scour for export-quality homeware finds at bargain prices. Think ceramics, wooden tableware, weaved baskets, glass jars, unique trinkets, vases, beautiful lamps, and so much more. If you love designing your home and have a penchant for one-of-a-kind tasteful decors, you’ll surely enjoy this place. It's a hidden treasure trove for travellers and locals alike. I’ll also make sure you get them at the right and best prices! :) Afterwards, we’ll go to Banawe and have our lunch in one of the well-loved restaurants in the area, and then get some milk tea down the street, which is a popular drink that’s been a part of our casual dining culture in the last decade. We'll end the tour with a short visit to an organic grocery store. If you really want to experience a local neighbourhood that’s off the beaten path, come and explore this side of town with me, and we’ll have a fun day together! :) NOTE: You can request a specific date for the tour if the slot isn't open yet, just message me and I will happily accommodate you!
Hi! I’m Steph, an entrepreneur from sunny Manila, and I own the local leather brand Cocooni. I love travel, nature, design, good food and great company! The Banawe neighbourhood is where I grew up in and I’ve witnessed it evolve for over two decades, from a few scattered establishments to now a bustling street of restaurants offering authentic, unpretentious flavours! I’d love to take you around this district I call home—an area you won’t just find in any travel guide, but a place where true locals go to. Let me introduce you to a few gems on this side of the metropolitan! :)
Lunch or dinner + milk tea. Bread and fruit for snacks
Public transportation fee (jeepney)
We'll be going to a small corner bakery in the neighbourhood. We'll also take a short walk to the wet market and from there, Dapitan Arcade is just a stone's throw away. Here we'll find some export-quality homeware goods at a fraction of the price you find in malls. Afterwards, we'll enjoy lunch or dinner at a popular restaurant in Banawe, then ride a jeepney to finish off with a milk tea drink in another establishment.
最多4人參加，年齡須滿18歲。 Guests should be at ease with city walking in humid weather and under the sun's heat. Make sure to bring drinking water and sun protection.
Please let me know if you have any special needs (vegetarian, handicapped, or if you prefer an afternoon trip) so I can make some adjustments :) Please also wear casual, comfortable clothes.
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