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7 Places in the Philippines to Disconnect: Why a (Temporary) Break-up from the Internet is Healthy

4.) Vieux Chalet

 

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Visitors find it hard to identify what they like the most about Vieux Chalet: the food, the hospitality, or the place itself. WhenInManila.com PR Director Mae Ilagan wrote:

In this humble home lies a great story. The story starts with a lovely couple named Tony and Susan Hassig who dedicated their lives in raising their three wonderful children (Florence, Katharina & Olivier) by providing them with a cozy and warm home, fresh air to breathe, a stunning view to wake up to, thousands of sunsets to watch and ponder on, magical mornings with birds chirping to wake up to, animals to befriend and delicious and healthy meals to look forward to. Because they wanted to make a living out of doing what they both love, they opened their doors to the public in 1984. On their menu, you’ll find a combination of classic German, Swiss, Italian and French dishes! Another great reason why people should dine here at the Vieux Chalet is because all ingredients are organically grown and made from scratch! They get their choice meats from local Rizaleno suppliers. 

3.) Dreamland Arts and Crafts Cafe

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WhenInManila.com contributor Kristel Silang raved about the cafe’s food and ambiance. She wrote:

What also appealed to me was that it was a no wi-fi area, making it a “social media detox” day for us. I secretly loved that idea because when we’re at home, my sisters and I are usually glued to the screens of our phones and/or computers and don’t really talk to each other. It was really a place for bonding. The place had a very laid back ambience and they were playing reggae music when we went. I personally loved the wall decor with art and inspirational messages … If ever you find yourself in Lipa, Batangas and want to feast on good food and look at wonderful products made with good indie lovin’, then you should definitely check out Dreamland Arts and Crafts Cafe!

So far, the five places listed all require a few hours drive away from Manila. But if you’re looking for a place within the busy streets of Metro Manila, we also have some recommendations for you in the next page.

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