Hey there! Welcome to Golden Island Senorita, a travel and lifestyle blog. I’m thrilled to have you visiting!

I aim to inspire people to see travel as an essential part of their lives, regardless of their job or other responsibilities. Travel is accessible and worthwhile, I hope to encourage more people to explore the world and experience all that it has to offer.

This blog has been running since May 23, 2018 and offers useful articles about adventure, travel tips & itineraries both in the Philippines and worldwide, and all things travel.

The Señorita

I’m Polly Amora, the señorita behind GoldenIslandSenorita.Net. I am the general manager to a private company in the Philippines for 7 years and a travel addict who is on a mission to explore the world and experience it all. From the best sights, to the craziest adventures, I’m here for it!

There are numerous reasons why making time to traveling quite challenging in the corporate world, such as financial constraints, work commitments, health concerns, and visa restrictions. I don’t see quitting as an option as someone who genuinely enjoys their job. However, with careful planning, budgeting, and a willingness to prioritize travel, it is possible to overcome many of these barriers and experience the joys of travel.

One foot in the office, one foot somewhere else. Showing you how to live an adventurous life without sacrificing career success.

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Adventure Starts Here/Now

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.
  • Read travel stories from all over the world.
  • Be entertained with my (mis)adventures.
  • Learn a new language.

Trip to The Philippines

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 with my current city, which is Pasig City.

Explore Philippines
Pasig City Guide

Trip Around the World

I have a special love for travel. Since I was a kid, I’ve dreamed of visiting all corners of the world and experiencing different cultures. So far, I’ve been lucky enough to visit 16 countries and my dreams are still going strong – to explore all seven continents!

Travel Destination: France


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Learn A New Language

I am passionate about languages and believe that they offer a gateway to understanding different cultures, perspectives, and ways of thinking. I also wrote easy-to master lists of phrases that you can use on your travels.

Navigate Around the blog

  • DESTINATIONS – Places that I’ve been to and wrote about
  • TRAVEL TIPS & RESOURCES Itineraries, budget tips, travel hacks, and many more.
  • REVIEWS – Hotels, Airbnb accommodations, and restaurant reviews.
  • LIFESTYLE – Interests or topics that I enjoy.
  • CONTACT ME – The easiest to contact me. You may need to provide information such as your name, email address, blog URL but rest assured that any personal data shared with us will be guarded with the utmost confidentiality.

Learn How To Travel Smarter

Rating & Review Guide

Absolutely, let’s dive into the culinary world with a touch of humor:

5 Stars – Outstanding: “Hold onto your taste buds because you’re about to enter the gastronomic stratosphere! This place is like stumbling upon a treasure chest full of flavor gold. Each bite is a masterpiece, each dish a love letter to your taste buds. You leave feeling like you’ve just won the culinary jackpot – absolutely outstanding!”

4.5 Stars – Excellent: “Welcome to the land of culinary excellence! It’s like finding a unicorn in your backyard – rare, magical, and utterly delightful. Every morsel is a revelation, every sip a symphony of flavors. You leave feeling like a gourmet guru – bravo to the chefs!”

4 Stars – Very Good: “Prepare for a flavor fiesta! This restaurant is like your favorite cozy sweater – comforting, familiar, and oh-so-satisfying. The food is delicious, the service is top-notch, and you leave feeling like you’ve just had a culinary hug. It’s not just good; it’s very good!”

3.5 Stars – Above Average: “Well, well, well, aren’t you fancy? This place is like discovering a hidden gem in a sea of mediocrity. The food is above par, the ambiance is cozy, and you leave feeling pleasantly surprised. It’s not just good; it’s above average – a pleasant palate pleaser!”

3 Stars – Good: “You’re in for a treat! This restaurant is like your favorite rom-com – predictable but oh-so-enjoyable. The food is tasty, the atmosphere is lively, and you leave feeling satisfied. It’s not groundbreaking, but hey, it gets the job done – good job, kitchen crew!”

2.5 Stars – Average: “Welcome to the land of ‘meh.’ This place is like a beige wall – bland, uninspiring, and forgettable. The food is okay, the service is mediocre, and you leave feeling like you’ve just wasted a meal. It’s not bad, but it’s not exactly memorable either – just average.”

2 Stars – Fair: “Well, this is like getting socks for Christmas – not exactly what you wanted, but hey, it’s better than nothing. The food is edible, the service is passable, and you leave feeling underwhelmed. It’s not terrible, but it’s definitely not worth writing home about – fair warning!”

1.5 Stars – Below Average: “Brace yourself for disappointment! This place is like stepping on a Lego – painful, regrettable, and a downright disaster. The food is subpar, the service is lackluster, and you leave feeling like you’ve just survived a culinary nightmare. It’s below average – avoid like the plague!”

1 Stars – Poor: “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here! This restaurant is like a horror movie – terrifying, traumatizing, and a complete disaster. The food is inedible, the service is atrocious, and you leave feeling like you’ve just made a grave mistake. It’s poor – run for the hills, my friend!”