Greetings, fellow wanderer! Whether you’re a seasoned globetrotter or a newbie with an insatiable wanderlust, you’ve just stepped into the gateway of GoldenIslandSenorita.Net. This “Start Here” page is your passport to navigating the vast tapestry of adventures, tips, and inspirations that await you.

I put together a perfectly curated list of articles and resources from our site that can help you ease into our site and give you an idea of what you can find here:

  • Be inspired to see to new places, especially the Philippines
  • Learn how to travel smarter.
  • Be entertained with my (mis)adventures.
  • Learn a new language.

Embark on your own Filipino adventure and get insider access to all the best spots around the country and discover hidden gems that will make your vacation truly unforgettable.

In this blog, you will learn from an insider’s perspective. I’ve traveled to 44 provinces in the Philippines and have picked up a few that I would happily share with you, starting the city capital, Metro Manila.

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The reviews are based on my personal experience with the products and is my honest and unbiased opinion. I am not affiliated with the company that produces the product, nor have I received any compensation or incentive for writing these reviews. The products may perform differently for different users and the results described in these reviews may not be typical. Please do your own research before purchasing any product and consult with a professional if you have any concerns or questions.


Here at Golden Island Senorita, I make sure to provide readers with honest and straightforward reviews, each of which is drawn from my own experience. I received no kind of reimbursement whatsoever during my visit, from freebies and meals to gift vouchers, and the costs were all paid for from my pocket.

It does not matter if the restaurant or cafe is a startup or well-known. If it warrants a 5-star evaluation, that is what it will receive. My view is based from my own experience; other individuals may have varying opinions. I am not given any money to write reviews. That being said, my thoughts and conclusions may be different from those of others, and I do not accept any form of compensation for writing reviews.

When I review restaurants, I use a rating system based on a few key things:

  1. Ambiance: How cozy and clean the place is, and whether it’s too noisy or just right.
  2. Food: How yummy everything is, the presentation, and the overall impression of the dishes.
  3. Service: How friendly and quick the staff are, especially the folks up front.
  4. Price: Whether the food’s worth the cost, considering taste and portion sizes.
  5. Overall Value: My overall feeling about the whole restaurant experience.

Now, taste is pretty personal, but I try to be fair. I’m a thirty-something who loves good food, so my ratings come from that perspective. I’m not super picky, but I’m not too easygoing either!

My ratings go like this:

Five Star Rating

5 STARS – EXCEPTIONAL: Amazing! Definitely coming back for more.

Four Star Rating

4 STARS – GREAT: Really good! I’ll be back soon.

Three Star Rating

3 STARS- GOOD: Pretty okay. Might return later.

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2 STARS – FAIR: Needs improvement. Won’t rush back

One Star Rating

1 STAR – POOR: Needs a lot of work. Won’t be back.

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0 STAR – AVOID: The absolute worst! Seriously, why stay open?

***I might even give half points for something in between!