Travel Blogs from Manila, Philippines

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No Matzos in Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

No Matzos in Manila

A travel blog entry by davemyers

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... together at the hotel restaurant and had a good opportunity to share observations of the state of the churches here in the Philippines. If I haven't said it before, the brethren in Asia are very fortunate to have such a fine and diligent Regional ...

Let the journey begin..., Manila, Philippines travel blog

Let the journey begin...

A travel blog entry by heli79

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... 3 hours later we couldn't believe our luck! Tomorrow I'm headed down to Donsol in southeast Luzon - on the same island as Manila but a fair distance away. I had first planned on taking an overnight bus but as a flight there only costs about £5 more, ...

Intramuros, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Intramuros

A travel blog entry by davemyers

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... Spanish arrived, they overpowered all local resistances (except in the far south) and in essence made a colony out of the Philippines. For the next four hundred years until the Philippines was sold to the United States in about 1898, the Spanish ruled ...

Welcome to the Philippines, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Welcome to the Philippines

A travel blog entry by jon-daniella

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... ). One slightly less nice thing we have noticed in Manila, is that are many older Western men with young Filipino women. Manila, and the Philippines in general are big prostitution hotspots as over 70% of visitors to the country are single men, who come ...

Arrival in Manila - trip 2, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Arrival in Manila - trip 2

A travel blog entry by big_d

As expected our line through imigration was amazingly packed.  We stood so long, our ride actually gave up and went and parked his card.  Finally we got through the mass inflow, grabbed our bags and Roy drove us back to the Flats in ...

Premier jour Manille - First day in Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Premier jour Manille - First day in Manila

A travel blog entry by france_rejean

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Salut tout le monde, Nous allons bien. Nous sommes en plein party ici. Nous avons passe la journee dans une procession pour St-nino. C'etait genial. Cette evenement se produit une fois par annee donc quel chance! Nous avons rencontré plein de ...

Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila

A travel blog entry by blatherwick

Manila ...

Not so Thriller in Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Not so Thriller in Manila

A travel blog entry by candg

... of books (in English!!) and clothes, and shoes, and pretty, shiny things.   *sigh*   But all in all, Manila was really just a big, dirty, crowded, slightly scary city which we didn't really rate (apart from the shopping), so we ...

manila, philippines!my second hometown!!!!, Manila, Philippines travel blog

manila, philippines!my second hometown!!!!

A travel blog entry by james21

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... my experiences in Manila...First and for most I am not a native of Manila...I'm already 19 years old during my first step in Manila, Philippines.  It's just only because I do have a training in Manila that's why I need to go there. The second ...

Around Manila, Intramuros, Philippines travel blog

Around Manila

A travel blog entry by suokkotravels

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... classic old hotels around; like Raffles in Singapore. Also went to San Augustine  , one of the oldest churches in Philippines dating back to 1587. And Intramuros (the old Spanish section of Manila) and Fort Santiago where the Rizal Shrine is ...

Manila, Manila!, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila, Manila!

A travel blog entry by crismanila77

... our car along the streets of downtown Manila in ankle-deep flood waters. June to August is rainy season in the Philippines. Rain in Manila, even short heavy downpours, always causes severe widespread floodings in almost all city streets, which in turn ...

The Philippines, Manila, Philippines travel blog

The Philippines

A travel blog entry by david-collie

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... coins and the taxi drove off. These kids were only about 12! Very sad... Despite the bad whether I really enjoyed the Philippines. The people are super friendly and always happy to help. I'd definitely come here again, but next time during the ...

What have I been eating?, Manila, Philippines travel blog

What have I been eating?

A travel blog entry by big_d

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... to try new things, but these seem to be a standby for me when we aren't eating Italian, Wendy's, or at Irish Pubs... yes Manila is fairly cosmopolitan in the nicer regions of town, but you'd be very suprised that even the McDonald's menu isn't the same ...

Goodbye Philippines - my personal summary, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Goodbye Philippines - my personal summary

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... As with any of the other countries that I have visited so far during my trip, the two and a half weeks in the Philippines have been great. Manila was an interesting experience (which I have to admit I don't need again), but the island of Palawan, where I ...

Big day of site seeing, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Big day of site seeing

A travel blog entry by kyley

... a million pictures and getting our photos taken a million times (because we're white and tall we are essentially celebrities in the Philippines, and are often getting stopped to have our photos taken). After the cemetery we hopped back on the LRT to try ...

Manila, the city with 2 faces., Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila, the city with 2 faces.

A travel blog entry by bjornrosier

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... ; the dress, the ceremony, the atmosphere,... very strange - again I didn´t had the feeling I was at the Philippines. Further we visited Manila Cathedral, Rizal Park, Roxas Blvd and watched the beautiful sunset at Manila Bay. In the nighttime we ...

Philippines!, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Philippines!

A travel blog entry by t_rev1980

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... you find nothing but plastic bags, tires, you name it. The area surrounding Smokey Mountain is one of the poorest places in the Philippines. I read that the housing projects next to the mountain (18 of them) house over 30,000 people. We were guided by a ...

Marinduque: More Than Just the Moriones, Marinduque Island, Philippines travel blog

Marinduque: More Than Just the Moriones

A travel blog entry by benjielayug

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Marinduque Island, off Luzon, is well known for its Moriones Festival but much of the island's beautiful sites (white sand beaches, hot springs, lofty mountains, waterfalls, etc.) are relatively unknown or taken for granted. We actually drove around ...

Warm Manila Night, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Warm Manila Night

A travel blog entry by wilsonheng

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Wet Tiger What a wet send-off from Singapore! The skies literally poured like an open tap. Check-in at terminal 2 Changi Airport was uber slow. By the time I got my boarding pass, it was 30 minutes before the gate closed. To make matters worse, Tiger ...

I'm still alive - Driving in the Philippines, Manila, Philippines travel blog

I'm still alive - Driving in the Philippines

A travel blog entry by apoc100

After a highly stress free journey reaching the Philippines, a slightly larger challenge was to follow - getting around the country in a car. Now I haven't driven for about 4 and a half months and I don't think I fully comprehended what was needed of me. ...

Shopping and eating, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Shopping and eating

A travel blog entry by kyley

... , Egyptian, Filipino, Persian...  I met some new faces, and surprisingly saw a girl I had met last time I was in Manila!  Overall, a good stopover, some nice regular-ish life downtime before heading out for my last few weeks in the Philippines. ...

Leaving everything behind..., Manila, Philippines travel blog

Leaving everything behind...

A travel blog entry by bluesummit

I felt this is one of the biggest and toughest decision I've ever made in my life so far... to live in a foreign land and leave everything behind. It means starting all over again...new life, new relationships, new career. But this doesn't mean ...

Manille marche et dentiste, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manille marche et dentiste

A travel blog entry by france_rejean

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Salut tout le monde Nous allons bien J'ai oublie de vous conter hier que Rejean c'est fait baiser la main par une fillette (lors de la procession). Elle lui a prit la main et elle la colle sur son front comme si ca pouvait lui porter chance. C'etait ...

Retour a Manille - Back to Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Retour a Manille - Back to Manila

A travel blog entry by france_rejean

Salut tout le monde Nous allons bien. Il a plu toute la journee d'hier et tres brumeux dans la soiree, alors on a pas vue ce foutu lac avec ses volcans. Nous en avons profiter pour mettre le site web a jour. Devinez quoi, Nous avons pas dormient ...

Welcome to: the Philippines, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Welcome to: the Philippines

A travel blog entry by michael77

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I did it - I finally arrived in Manila! Okay, a delay of +13 hours... Check-in was around 00:30 instead of 10-whatever. 1st was visiting the fair, the office, handing over the +2 kgs of chocolate to Arlene, Emma & Co. Then, in the evening I had the ...

Le Village Loves, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Le Village Loves

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

Fuck me dead, I'm beat. On the bus to Manila, from Clarke Airport...my first impression of the Philippines is that sleep is still too far away from me. I haven't slept one minute in the last 32 hours and the lack of sleep is spoiling my mood. I'm sad. I ...

Airport, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Airport

A travel blog entry by mel_strang

Didnt fell like spending anymore time in Manila so sat at the Airport and waited for out flight out. ...

Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila

A travel blog entry by reds_adventure

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I went into an area of town called Makati which is the financial center of the city.  There was a coup attempt a couple of days before I got there and to end it the police had to drive an armored vehicle into the lobby of the Pennisula which ...

Black Saturday, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Black Saturday

A travel blog entry by big_d

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... has a wonderful outdoor plaza with stores like a mall, but the area is all open air. From Makati City we drove north towards Manila's downtown with the intent of seeing the "old city", and area that is within an ancient wall.  Here we stopped and ...

Coup in Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Coup in Manila

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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... He and his "friends" walked out of court and took over the Peninsula Hotel. This is a very fancy hotel in Makati, the business center of Manila. It is also the hotel I stay in when I am in Manila for work. To end the coup the police drove some sort of ...

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