Travel Blogs from Manila, Philippines

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In between day, Manila, Philippines travel blog

In between day

A travel blog entry by mandy13082

... showered while my Dad was still asleep.  We went to Strbx at 8:30AM - I bought a "Starbucks Manila" mug that has a Jeepney on it, as well as a Philippines Barista bear that I'm going to give to my Strbx in Wilmington, I think.  We went to the ...

Arriving, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Arriving

A travel blog entry by daniellejohnson

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... ! $1 beer!! We walked down the street to get to the mall, and that was when I really noticed how 'un-touristy' the Philippines really is. Lots of stares from people, not much for tourists, children just stand and stare, it was quite the experience. Way ...

Sunset over Manila Bay, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Sunset over Manila Bay

A travel blog entry by big_d

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As promised, I'm posting the second half of the pictures we took today. As I watched a beautiful day, come to an end, the first strange site was this giant boardwalk along the bay.  First it was completely empty, but shortly before 5pm it started ...

Back to Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Back to Manila

A travel blog entry by billbo_b

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... working she was a chat room moderator / match maker / agony aunt.  Wilma's friends were girls from her barrio working in Manila.  She had agreed to meet up with them on her way back home so that she could take things back to their ...

Stopover Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Stopover Manila

A travel blog entry by fergalokeeffe

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... 't really do too much except for some shopping and t'internet. I did however make to the famous Chinese graveyard. 15% of the population of Manila are Chinese and so there is a real history there. They have a huge plot in the north of the city and due to ...

Observations and a Birthday, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Observations and a Birthday

A travel blog entry by mrcwoodsman

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... right thing to do at the time, although if I go again I will definitely try one of of the over 7000 islands in the Philippines next time. Yes there are, to be exact, 7017 islands in the Philippines. So many that even my island hopping friends Carroll and ...

Fun in the Philippines!, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Fun in the Philippines!

A travel blog entry by roopa_anish

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... film Wall-e, kids playing in it and men fishing in it!? In fact Anish learnt that there are dozens of rivers in the Philippines that are biologically dead from pollution. There are so many homeless people in the slums and all over Manila, unafraid to grab ...

Sunset at Manila Bay2, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Sunset at Manila Bay2

A travel blog entry by big_d

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Another VBL guy (Chris Steele) is here in Manila with me and so we went to see the ocean as he had never seen it before.  Thought we'd introduce him to the culture slowly rather than too much too fast leaving the city.  Sunsets, good food and ...

manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

manila

A travel blog entry by beachbum

well after having gotten stuck in coron with no cash i am now in manila waiting for my visa renewal which should come back in a few days, in the meantime there is quite alot to do in a city like manila but is the same as any large city. well hpoefully ...

A former American  colony, Manila, Philippines travel blog

A former American colony

A travel blog entry by radsolv

Had to buy extra ticket Hong Kong Manila return. Tried to get China Air to modify my tix back to LAX to go Manilla Taipei but they ...

Bus blues, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Bus blues

A travel blog entry by charliek85

A very lazy day for most of the day today, simply flicking through photos to upload to my website (if I ever get to a fast enough internet connection) and planning stories for the books that will make me famous ... Ahem. The day picked up pace as it ...

Philippines - Actually..., like that!, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Philippines - Actually..., like that!

A travel blog entry by amyblundell

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... , I had given up my grand plan of stewardessing on a private yacht before venturing on through South America to backpack through the Philippines with a guy I barely knew! Very un-Amy like – but that is what felt so good about the decision! And while ...

Went Home to Philippines, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Went Home to Philippines

A travel blog entry by cdacobb

went home to ...

Modern Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Modern Manila

A travel blog entry by wilsonheng

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... that I incurred a AUD$ 4.50 at the HSBC ATM..slimy bank! - Ed) Makati City being the financial hub of the Philippines, eludes this soulless empty atmosphere much like the CBDs of most major cities. Maybe it was the weekend. It was clean though.  ...

The Philippines - Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

The Philippines - Manila

A travel blog entry by clare_mills

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After a few weeks of hasty planning, Christine and I headed to Incheon airport for our summer holidays in the Philippines with much excitement. I managed to pack my backpack with only 9.5kgs of luggage which was a good start. In the check-in queue we met ...

Mabuhay Pilipinas!, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Mabuhay Pilipinas!

A travel blog entry by chlara23

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... this update brief, i'ce finally found some time to do this as i have about an hour and a half to kill, When Anna & I arrive Philippines weather was jus crap, it was cloudy, and jus started to piss down as soon as we went out! We arrived @ Clarke Airport ...

Trip Update, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Trip Update

A travel blog entry by aaronkdean

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... clear customs and change terminals in Shanghai, so a lot of walking.    5 hours later I caught a China Eastern flight to Manila, landing at 4 am, about 36 hours after leaving. Rey Evasco picked me up, only 11 hours after I was supposed to ...

A Philippine Odyssey, Manila, Philippines travel blog

A Philippine Odyssey

A travel blog entry by benjielayug

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... and Taal in Batangas), old cemeteries (Paco Park in Manila and the Underground Cemetery of Nagcarlan), old fortresses (Intramuros in Manila, Corregidor and Fort San Pedro in Cebu), museums (Villa Escudero's AERA Museum and San Agustin Museum) and ...

Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila

A travel blog entry by serku77

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... wollten wir natürlich noch ein bisschen eintauchen in das wunderbare, laute, dreckige, überlaufene, verstopfte, faszinierende Manila. So entschieden wir uns, einen ganz speziellen Ort zu besuchen - den chinesischen Friedhof. Auf den ersten ...

Dirty Old Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Dirty Old Manila

A travel blog entry by domh

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... Harbour then landed at Luzon island and drove the Filipino and US troops to the Batan Peninsula, opposite Manila, where 75,000 troops from US and Philippines surrendered to the  Japanese. From 1942-1945 a brutal Japanese rule followed and by the ...

Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila

A travel blog entry by kfsandiego

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... of history to the city. The old Manila Hotel housed General MacArthur on the top floor during his time in the Philippines. The five-story Manila Hotel has been replicated, including the "MacArthur" floor-and a 15-story wing has been added to accommodate ...

Discovering The Historical Past Of Manila, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Discovering The Historical Past Of Manila

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... to do. There was also so bicycle race happening on the same street. From Rizal Park, our next destination was the Manila Cathedral, the main church in the city. Such a beautiful architecture. Hope I did do some justice here by ...

Wikipedia Has Failed Me, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Wikipedia Has Failed Me

A travel blog entry by aconthego

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... better from here I'm sure. Moral of the story is don't ever underinterpret the statement "With a population of 1,660,714 and a land area of 38.55 kmē, Manila has the highest population density of any major city in the world with 43,079 ...

8 Days of Captivity..., Manila, Philippines travel blog

8 Days of Captivity...

A travel blog entry by jayandbri

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... Stephen and his family. Long story short, we ended up arranging for an emergency ambulance flight transfer out of Bohol to Manila since the Bohol hospital wasn't able to provide the necessary medical services to meet my needs and situation. Stephen's mom ...

Welcome To My Blog, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Welcome To My Blog

A travel blog entry by monhenderson

I know a few of you were somewhat dubious of my ability to undertake a blog (the major hurdle for me being the need to embrace technology to navigate through the actual set up requirements...embracing the ipad, sourcing wifi, downloading photos and ...

Food and flattery, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Food and flattery

A travel blog entry by charliek85

... Jolibee and Chowking, to fusion restaurants serving a mix of Japanese, Western and Filipino tastes. Max's is apparently famed in the Philippines for its chicken, and the girls took charge of the ordering (and I happily let them). The table was soon ...

Great Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Great Mall of Asia

A travel blog entry by big_d

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... and we got some pretty amazing shots of the area, the people and of course the bay. Looking for pictures of the Sunset? Look for the next Blog Entry called "Manila Sunset!" It was just too good not to give it, it's own entry... God Bless ...

Manila Day 1, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Manila Day 1

A travel blog entry by cam_and_leah

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... not smiley faces, they are left over colons and close brackets left over from another post that had to go somewhere Head for Manila bay to see sunset. This involves at least 5 crazy 4 lane road crossings and a 15 min wander past the Philippino American ...

Not Ready to Merge, Manila, Philippines travel blog

Not Ready to Merge

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

... full of banks and insurance companies and high rise hotels and mega malls.  I have landed in the midst of downtown Manila with the expensive shops and hotels and businesses.  And there is still traffic everywhere.  We have to circle the ...

homesick, Manila, Philippines travel blog

homesick

A travel blog entry by carpefeline

Homesick            It's such a small thing that tips you over the edge to missing home and being totally ready to chuck everything and go home.  Of course too much money is invested in tickets and ...

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