50 Best, AFURI, Aoyama Esaki, Dominique Ansel Bakery, Gerry's Grill, Ginza, Greenbelt, Haruhiko Yamamoto, Ippudo, Kabila at Museum Cafe, kaiseki, Koji Sawada, Leslie's, Lorenzo's Way, Michelin, Ramen, Seizan Mita, Shake Shack, Shake Shack Tokyo, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Shintaro Esaki, Sushi, Sushi Sawada, Sushi Ya, Taal Volcano, Takao Ishiyama
I’d like to think the question posed above to our guide by one of the Taal volcano island’s residents was in fact true. But in reality, it was because I fancied myself more physically fit than I actually was. As beads of sweat came pouring down my face, my runners and leggings lathered in dust and my drinking water getting hotter and hotter by the minute, I awed in admiration as our ostensibly unfit looking guide made the trek in his flip flops cool as a cucumber and unfazed by both the heat and the hike. As I approached the peak of the volcano’s island, I looked for our group who was now out of sight surely basking in the glory of reaching the top and relaxing under the shade of the palm trees.