Travel Blogs from Manila
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, ...
... of needed foods and hygiene items. The 8th floor pantry of our Cybergate Plaza office was turned into a makeshift packaging operation with participation by a steady stream of employees willing to help the cause.
The effort coincided with a visit by Emerson CEO, David Farr, who was able to see our employees in action and who announced a large corporate donation to the ...
... asked "What's 'wang-wang'?" We didn't get the answer while we were in line, but I found out later it refers to the noise that an ambulance or emergency vehicle makes. So basically, long story short, people would often say they had an emergency and cut the lines… hence "no wang-wang." Haha, to silly Americans like us, we had all sorts of ideas in our heads as to what it could mean!
We waited for our bags to make it to the conveyor built ...
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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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