Travel Blogs from Makati
... As you drive into the farm we passed by the new basket ball court which seemingly provides endless entertainment for the lads. The building was beautiful, set in amazing grounds surrounded by coconut trees. The lads enjoyed showing us around their house which was basic, and very tidy. They then showed us around the farm. It was amazing to see a different sort of farm to what we see in the UK. Some of lads were showing us around, whilst others were ...
... were all fairly new to the job because they made hard work out of every little task they had to do, especially wheeling the trolley down the aisles as they managed to knock my elbow every time they passed and not one mention of a "sorry" which, after 5 hours of trying to sleep, began to rile me.
Upon arrival I was very pleased to see my big silver backpack appear on the conveyor belt at Manilla ...
... it was quite moving for me to witness such hospitality and kindness to a person they have just met and I felt quite sad because at that time I was missing my family (even though I didn't know it!)
Everyone I met during my stay was so friendly, warm and welcoming..every house I went to I was treated like I was family and it was lovely to see the respect that the children have for their parents/elders. Every time they leave/enter the room they would ...
... more children and welcome them to a truly loving family. We left praying that the children would be adopted fast into loving, Godly homes. Though their stories of why they are orphans are horrifying, we know their future is bright. Please stop and pray for the orphans and unloved children of this world. We are currently working on a few different projects on how to be involved at Gentle Hands orphanage. We want to raise ...
... in Beijing watching the air
pollution monitor steadily rise), so I'll sum up the main highlights in
bullet points, then get back on to more shopping, sun-tanning, and
drinky poos. Yep, it's a hard life.
- Best Sign So Far: " Meat + Grill + Boy" (roadside resto on the way back from Batangas).
- Best Starbucks Dessert:
Banoffee Pie - heaven. Yes, I know I'm supposed to be trying local
How has this hostel rated in the past?
Make sure to print a map before getting in the taxi. We spent almost 2 hours in a taxi. The manila drivers will try to fix a price (never in your favor) so get the meter running, and make sure he actually knows where it is.
The place it self, is nice and clean, but the neighborhood is dirty and unattractive. As a turist you get a lot of unwanted attention in the streets around the Makati Apartelle, and it's difficult to get a cap.
The rooms are nice and big. It's actually a small apartment rather then a room. That said it's to expensive, the location considered.
Nice place. Bad location.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.