Netizens: What travel spots, local food #APEC2015 delegates should try

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Netizens: What travel spots, local food #APEC2015 delegates should try
What travel and food recommendations would you like to share?

MANILA, Philippines – Kapeng Barako in Batangas? Lechon in Cebu? 

Posting on social media has become one of the best ways to promote the wonders of any country. For example, we have the Department of Tourism’s #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines campaign, and Rappler’s #SharePH online tourism campaign.

The Philippines spent years of preparation for its hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit this year. Rappler led an online conversation last Tuesday, November 17, assessing the Philippines’ performance in the ongoing APEC Summit.

(READ: Is #APEC2015 worth the sacrifice? Netizens weigh in)

While netizens shared their insights, they also took time to share travel recommendations as well as must-try local dishes for the delegates of the global event. Which Philippine destinations would they recommend to the delegates? See the tweets below:

BLUE, GRAY, AND GREEN. Breathtaking view from Matinloc Shrine, El Nido. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE. Have the freedom to run through Batanes' emerald hills

SAMAL SUITES. Photo by Chamee Pecson

WAKING UP. Calle Crisologo looks magical in the early hours of the morning. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler


Some netizens, however, pointed out that due to the heavy traffic situation in Metro Manila, the delegates should just stay in the city or visit nearby places (READ: VIRAL: Filipinos counter APEC traffic woes with good deeds):

KALESA. You'll encounter these in Manila. Photo provided by Bob Bales


Meanwhile, here are a few local food recommendations from Twitter users for the APEC delegates:

Photo by Sam Oh/Rappler

MADE IN ILOILO. Netong’s La Paz Batchoy offers a bowl of delectable batchoy in its unassuming but air-conditioned setting inside the market. Sip all the soup right first like a true Ilonggo and ask for more free 'kaldo.' Photo by Antoine Greg Flores


While there were beautiful must-see destinations and delicious dishes mentioned by netizens, some focused on serving the APEC delegates a dose of reality:

What other travel and food recommendations would you like to share? Check out our #SharePH map and be part of the crowdsourcing effort as we populate our tourism map through six categories: People and Places, Nature and Adventure, Food, Shopping, Night Life, and Culture.

Together, let’s Share Philippines with the rest world! –

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