Maida Pineda

About the Author

Maida Pineda is creatively committed to savor the golden delicious moments of life. For the past thirteen years, she has poured her energy on her passions for food, travel, writing, and food styling. She has written hundreds of magazine articles for international publications such as CNNGo, Business Traveller, Reader’s Digest, Silver Kris, Timeout Singapore, Fah Thai (Bangkok Airways), Tiger Tales (Tiger Airways), Mabuhay (Philippine Airlines), Cebu Pacific Smile, Elite Traveler Asia, Appetite Asia, Silk Winds (Silk Air), Fraser Suites’ Cachet, and Turbo Jet’s Horizon Magazine. Maida is the author of two books: “Do’s and Don’ts in the Philippines” and “Six Degrees of Expatriation: Uncovering Lives of Expats in Singapore.” Born in Philippines, she has traveled all around the archipelago and to the US, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Japan, Australia, Bhutan, Argentina, Myanmar, and Macau, She has lived and worked in the US, Australia, Singapore and in Hong Kong. Her big dream is to eat her way around the world, and blogs about the delicious adventure.
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As soon as 2012 rolled in, travel editors started scurrying for stories on Myanmar. Despite the plethora of recently published articles on this emerging tourism destination, I wanted to experience what it had to offer first hand. But first it required securing a visa (Starting June 1, 2012, visa on arrival is available at the […]