Beachin’ in the Philippines: Time to get those summer plans rolling!

We know—it’s chilly and it’s always raining in the afternoon. We didn’t forget we’re in the middle of November.

But this—NOW—is the best time to start planning your summer trips because tickets are most likely cheaper (we checked). This early though we want to apologize for this incomplete list (El Nido, for one, is glaringly absent—we promise to go there in the very near future). Be that as it may, all these are worth spending some of your Christmas bonuses for. Here’s to a splashing cool summer for all of us!

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Durian ice cream and artery-clogging crabs in Davao

We went to Davao for the Kadayawan, but we will go back for the crabs.

Make no mistake about it—other crabs have tried, and we will never forget those rock lobsters as thick as biceps at Pandan Island in Palawan—but Davao’s crabs are just the bomb.

Oops, no pun intended.

We had it at Glamour Restaurant and Cafe, an airconditioned and rather cramped space that has a huge whiteboard where satisfied diners write down their messages (hopefully that wasn’t the last thing they ever did).

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