Travel Blogs from Manila, Philippines

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Caffeine Fuelled Thriller in Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Caffeine Fuelled Thriller in Manila

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... incredible, actually quite scary to think of the amount of water that must have dropped to cause such movement. The Philippines (and Filipinos) have become accustomed to typhoons, their homes and environment get devastated each year by at least one super ...

Ahhh, Island life, City of Manila, Philippines travel blog

Ahhh, Island life

A travel blog entry by wanderinwonder

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... arrive earlier in the day (before 10pm) you can take local transportation: a Jeepeny to a MRT.  We arrived at Pink Manila Hostel, a good vibe, happy hostel filled with backpackers from all over the world. It is a good stop over place for wherever ...

Mountain life, Banaue, Batad, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Mountain life

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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Manila, not a big thrilla', Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila, not a big thrilla'

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... changed with the defeat of the Spanish was in who was doing the economic exploitation. For all intents and purposes, the Philippines became a de facto American colony and supported a number of US military bases. In 1941 when the Japanese declared war on ...

Tropical Ice Skating, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Tropical Ice Skating

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... the tropics, bowling seemed to be an appropriate next step. While waiting for planes, buses, vans, we had a lot of fun in Manila: we saw a fireworks competition between Finland and Portugal that had to be one of the best ever, we had dinner with a friend ...

Beer Breakfast, Salsa Shaker, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Beer Breakfast, Salsa Shaker

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... check-in and boarding being a complete memory vacuum) and grab 45 minutes of scattered sleep on our 4.5 hour flight to Manila. After the extreme grey sterility of Korea, our eyes burned under heat of colour that assaulted us driving ...

Just off Passwater Blvd, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Just off Passwater Blvd

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Our first night in the Philippine, we stayed at a little hole in the wall of a rat's nest called the Townhouse. We needed a place to catch a few hours sleep as we had an early morning flight to Dumaguete, on the south coast of Negros. The Townhouse ...

The Day That Never Seemed to End, Manila, Philippines travel blog

The Day That Never Seemed to End

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hello Everyone,   On the afternoon of November 8th, as I trekked from Marasbaras towards Tacloban, with my skeleton of belongings strapped to my back and a bag full of every remaining food item in my possession wrapped in my arms, I was in utter ...

Manila Madness, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila Madness

A travel blog entry by trent

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... of Manilas parks and down by the harbor. First we walk through Intramuros, which is the old Spanish occupied section of Manila and has some great Spanish architecture and courtyards and cobblestone streets. Then we walk on through Rizal Park, Rizal ...

Finding inspiration in other places, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Finding inspiration in other places

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... to design a world of bliss By Marge C. Enriquez Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 22:28:00 09/02/2008 MANILA, Philippines-Bliss Café in Baguio is an enclave for artists, spiritual seekers and health buffs who want organic vegetarian meals. ...

Madness in Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Madness in Manila

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... it was raining and was very muddy so we visited a bar instead with some Cebuanos we had met at the concert. The Philippines is great so far - a little crazy but very very friendly people and we are looking forward to exploring this interesting country ...

There and back again..., Manila, Philippines travel blog

There and back again...

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... . All too soon we had to accommodate our hectic schedule and get back in the van for the final stretch back to Manila. Five and a half hours later, we pulled into the airport, exhausted, haggard and dirty and checked ourselves in, before ...

Molotov Cocktail: Shaken and Stirred, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Molotov Cocktail: Shaken and Stirred

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... told us why they were so terrified, but we found out soon enough. On all our previous journeys through the streets of Manila we had been impressed by the sheer force and population of the traffic. Children with death wishes seemed to zig-zag across the ...

Traffic Chaos, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Traffic Chaos

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Welcome to the Philippines!  My first piece of advice for anyone arriving here in Manila is get ready for a traffic congestion nightmare and don't judge the country on this first impression. I thought I'd seen bad traffic in Lima Peru but it's way ...

Missing my Kids, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Missing my Kids

A travel blog entry by elsat

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Hi Everyone, I have had a whirlwind of a week, traveling back to Colorado for a week long business trip, and I am anxious to get back to Cangumbang. More than ever I feel a strong pull to see my kids. Just thinking about them or looking at their photos ...

Hey, We made it to Manila., Manila, Philippines travel blog

Hey, We made it to Manila.

A travel blog entry by trentrollings

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... , and the public transporatation is mainly Jeepneys and Tricycles. We then went to a prayer meeting, with all of the SEND missionaries in the Philippines, but we were very tired, because we had not slept in 36 hours. On the way to the prayer meeting, we ...

Last night in Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Last night in Manila

A travel blog entry by trent

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... stores and such. Its not really my kind of area as everything's overpriced and its much more materialistic than the rest of Manila, but we tried a few places and basically I couldn't get in because I was wearing shorts, it WAS 33 degrees that day! Even ...

Fort Santiago - Remnant of Spanish Period, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Fort Santiago - Remnant of Spanish Period

A travel blog entry by hecqs

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... Juan, also built by its Spanish colonizer. They surely reminded me of Fort Santiago. Incidentally, Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Philippines were the remaining crown colonies of Spain during the signing of Treaty of Paris in the 1898 wherein Puerto Rico ...

Our Team Back into Ministry, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Our Team Back into Ministry

A travel blog entry by trentrollings

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... this program and are excited, but the school is not allowing an evangelistic program. We are the first missionaries allowed in The Philippines' biggest school, and they would like us not to do an alter call or teach about salvation. We do have a ...

Hey from Vancouver International, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Hey from Vancouver International

A travel blog entry by trentrollings

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... , and what he is going to do. Well, that's all I've got for now. I will update you from the Philippines most likely. God Bless you all, and have an awesome week!!! Trent p.s. It is like 2:00am in the ...

AcroYoga in the Park in the Dark, Manila, Philippines travel blog

AcroYoga in the Park in the Dark

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... that's fun and social. Plus it's free, which also happens to be my favorite beer as well. Coincidence? I doubt it. So I'm back in the Philippines for round two. This time I will focus on the southern islands, particularly the Visayas and Palawan.   ...

Manila, Philippines 8th June - 12th June, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila, Philippines 8th June - 12th June

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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Location: Manila, Philippines Dates: 8th June – 12th June Introduction After a very early start and a delayed flight we finally made it to Manila! We stayed in an area that wasn't the best, but it was the cheapest for us and all the main areas were ...

A true Asian megacity, Manila, Philippines travel blog

A true Asian megacity

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Manila, Philippines - The night bus arrived somewhere in the large urban sprawl of Manila at 4am. I managed to share a taxi with the dutch guy and a couple of Korean girls. I tried to get a room at Melate Pensionne but after charging my itouch, jumped ...

Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... know any Country where Customs Charges You $ 600 to see your Passport and then $ 600 again when you leave for a Total of $ 1200.. PILOTS AVOID THE PHILIPPINES LIKE THE PEST , THIS OPPORTUNISTIC BASTARDS ROBBING YOU OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED IN BROAD ...

On the buses, Manila, Philippines travel blog

On the buses

A travel blog entry by easties

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... in high places, Clare, called us on the jungle phone and we had dinner and she gave us a four point guide to the Philippines - 1. we don't walk anywhere 2. we eat rice and sugar with everything 3. we don't use the international sign when asking for the ...

Back for some more! Manila part 2, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Back for some more! Manila part 2

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Manila, Philippines - I was exhausted! After about an hours rest I catch a tricycle to the Boracay port. I then catch a short journey boat back to the dock at Caticlan. The owner of the cottage said my boat to Roxas on the island of Mindoro was at 8am, it ...

Typhoon Ondoy, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Typhoon Ondoy

A travel blog entry by hungyhungyhippo

Flight from Iloilo sent back after circling around Manila for an hour. Sorry no pics, just wanted to get out of here. ...

Tito, Wawa Dam, Cock Pit, Special Forces, OH MY!!, Quezon City and Beyond..., Philippines travel blog

Tito, Wawa Dam, Cock Pit, Special Forces, OH MY!!

A travel blog entry by jenai

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... across the street where a Medical Mission was being held. Medical Missions are staged quite often in depressed areas of the Philippines by either non-profits, Rotary Clubs, or municipalites. People can pre-register to get a free medical check up and ...

Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila

A travel blog entry by blatherwick

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To the hospital we go, Manila, Philippines travel blog

To the hospital we go

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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I had some time off after my birthday and we were planning on traveling north in the Philippines, however my brother's activities in Thailand didn't allow that. Not as bad as you may be imagining! He crashed on a motorbike and got a bad burn on his ...

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