Michael Aquino Follow Facebook Twitter Mike Aquino Mike Aquino was born in Davao City in the Philippines and now lives in Manila full-time. He's covered Southeast Asia for Tripsavvy since 2007.Mike was awarded Street Food Blogger of the Year in the 2013 by World Street Food CongressHe holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ateneo de Manila in the Philippines. Experience An advertising copywriter in a previous life, Mike has worked for ad agencies throughout Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Manila, writing advertising and magazine copy for hotels, restaurants, and travel publications, and imbibing the local culture at the grass-roots level along the way.His travels have brought him across the Southeast Asian region, gorging on tom yum at Singaporean hawker centers, climbing the temples in Bagan, and roaming Hong Kong's markets, with more jaunts planned in the very near future.Today, Mike files stories for Tripsavvy.com, a role he's happily filled since 2007. He also writes features for inflight magazines for Cebu Pacific and other online publications like AseanTourism.travel. Education Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Ateneo de Manila in the Philippines.AwardsMike was honored as the World Street Food Congress 2013's Street Food Blogger/Writer of the Year. The award recognizes writers who "deliver deep vision and insightful aspects of this food culture that attracts curiosity and is informative for the general public at large." About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy writers are on-the-ground experts — they speak the local language, know how to catch their city’s tram, train or bus, and definitely have tabs on the best of everything in town, from cocktail to kids’ menu. And since the world changes every day, your travel guide should, too. Our dedicated team of editors is regularly reviewing our library to perform updates on thousands of articles per month. If you see something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com. TripSavvy is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.