Anvaya Cove Beach

Taking a Break at Anvaya Cove

May 27th, 2014 Travel Yasmin Perucchetti 7 min read

Some of the best things about the Philippines are the many beautiful beaches within reach. I was able to visit one of them last week when I spent some time with David’s family in Anaya Cove, Subic. It was a break I had been looking forward to and I really enjoyed the fresh air, beautiful scenery, interesting chats, the sports (David and his brothers are…


Food Feature: Puto Bumbong

May 27th, 2014 Food Yasmin Perucchetti 2 min read

Here is a delicious Filipino dish made using a bamboo steamer. Puto literally stands for Glutinous rice, and the Bumbong is the Bamboo steamer. The vibrant purple color of this dessert may look like food coloring, but that would be cheating. It’s actually purple from the mixing of a sweet white rice with a black rice (Pirurutong). This dish which is traditionally served during the Christmas…



Feb 11th, 2014 Travel Yasmin Perucchetti 1 min read

I’ve been in the Philippines for a while – 9 years in fact. I’m always asked where I’m from and why I’m here. To answer the first question, while I’m mostly British and have my closest relatives in London (particularly my mom’s side of the family), I have other nationalities mixed in including Italian from my dad, which explains my last name which people often…