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GROOVY.GUIDE Created: MM/YYYY   Updated: MM/YYYY

CITY or NEIGHBORHOOD 

By [ Your name ]

Why you know so much about the place  (Moved there 5 years, cook by night, etc.)

A brief bio of you.  What are you going for with your selection.  (i.e. “support mom and pops, etc. 

DESCRIPTION

Place Name  [bold] followed by description, and end with price expectations

$= Cheap as chips

$$ = Good value

$$$ = Expected dining out pricing

$$$$ = Time for the credit card and blindfold!

GOOGLE MAP LINK

To do this, you simply open Google Map, find the place in search, and in the header, you will find “Share.”  Choose “copy to clipboard” and paste it in.  Done!


No, typing an address is so 80’s sunshine… 

GROOVY DINING

Place Name (Type of Food), Description 

Google Map Link

{Ex. Groovy Manila} Filling Station (American, open 24hrs), Hard Rock meets Betty Boop, this place is more American than the paraphernalia she displays, and her menu is longer than a life convict's parole terms, with stuff like 'I Love Lucy’ spaghetti, chimichangas, 4" pie slices. Good for those late, late, late nights. $$

https://goo.gl/maps/B7GuGa6EJgo1RHed7


5012 P Burgos, Brgy Poblacion, Makati 

{maybe add for quick reference.  Street or area only, no-one is mailing a postcard!} 

{Ex. Groovy Cambodia} Sugar Palm (Khmer), Located in a large wooden Khmer house, the interior is gorgeous with a slew of incredible Khmer dishes to match. Well worth at least one meal during your time in town. $$

https://goo.gl/maps/RWYoLh1UuwFje28c9


Opposite Pannasastra University Street 27, Wat Bo Village, Siem Reap City

GROOVY BARS & CLUBS

Place Name (Type: I.E. bar, club, jazz), Description 

Google Map Link

{Ex. Groovy Vietnam, 2010} Saigon Saigon Bar (Dance venue), One of the city’s premier salsa dancing locations, the Cuban Latino Band lays down the beat and folks aren’t shy to strut their stuff on the small dance floor.  

https://g.page/caravellesaigon?share


Caravelle Hotel, 19 Lam Son Square


GROOVY THINGS TO DO/CULTURE VULTURE (at least 5)

{Ex. Groovy Seoul}>Bike the Han River (D1, Ichon Hangang Park, Ichon MRT) there's a decent network of parks along both sides of the Han River, making for some active outdoor fun. Rent a bike and get your pedal on. 

Ichon

https://maps.app.goo.gl/HaZi79ah8xBRN3to6

GROOVY SHOPPING (optional)

Place Name (Shopping Category, Street or area), Description 

Google Map Link

{Ex. Groovy Laos} >Erawan Arts (nr Night Market, Mahim Ounkham Rd), Showroom in a beautiful renovated house dating back a hundred years. 100% hand-woven, naturally dyed Lao silk; exotic wood products, etc.  A share of the profits supports Lao communities in need, so you can feel good about your spending. 

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GROOVY PAMPERING (optional)

{Ex. Groovy Seoul}>Dragon Hill Spa (D1) One of Seoul's most famous jjimjilbangs (sauna), has over eight floors of all kinds of pools, temperatures, environments and even a movie theater. Popular and usually quite busy. 

https://goo.gl/maps/CxH9CJ3aSjGTRev6A


OTHER TIPS (optional)

This used to be our In’n’Out section listing things you should know upon arrival, taxis to town, etc.  You decide now. 

{Ex. Groovy Cambodia, 2013} By Motodop: Almost every man with a motorcycle becomes a motorcycle taxi driver at the sight of a foreigner. While a good way to get around, it’s safer to go with the larger chariot.  Fares start at US$1, but negotiate before starting your journey. 



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