Travel Blogs from Manila
We arrived in Manila expecting to be met by Enah and Jun, friends of our good pal John and got the added surprise of John being there at the airport to greet us too! So lovely to see a familiar face from home and the added bonus of a little parcel from my mum with lots of surprise goodies!
John had booked us into an apartment for 4 nights as a …
Well we made it. The 13 hour flight from Toronto to Tokyo was LONG - imagine that. We fly into the sun so it never got dark the whole time. The TV's have improved so much - it made the flight go by at least that much quicker.
Tokyo airport is interesting. We landed - we had to get our connecting boarding passes - SO we had to take a shuttle to …
Breakfast in Bali, lunch in Singapore and dinner in Manila, this was our day yesterday. So what did we eat? kidding, who cares!!
We are in the Philippines, and well Manila is not very tourist friendly i would say. A bit of a less horrible version of Jarkarta but pretty up there in the i-hate-this-place category.
Hate is a strong word. There are nice things here. The people for one, are ...
... inhabiting the islands, and how it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep their languages and traditions alive.
After another jeepney to Robinson's Place for lunch in the air-conditioned food court, we debated sleeping in the cinema whilst buying socks! Bizarrely, this proved quite a challenge despite the vast number of department store staff enthusiastically proffering goods whenever ...
... I knew this archipelago country of 7,107 islands had much more to see so I decided to extend my stay this time. The first leg of my exploration took me thru Manila again. I wanted to see one place I saw and liked before and some new places. Since it was a bit late to start an all day adventure and I was fairly bushed I decided to explore what was near my hotel. Ocean Park Manila was connected to my hotel and nice sized shopping mall. Malls aren't my thing, I prefer the sights, ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBoulevard Mansion Manila
Nice to have plenty of space and own kitchen, more like a mini apartment. Good location, nice view of Manila bay and very helpful and polite staff made our stay a good one. Not the cheapest place to stay, and rooms a little dated but comfortable and makes a nice change to just a hotel room.
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