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... those in the Church to those on the street there is a beauty and calmness that is part of their makeup. I never saw angry impatient drivers (which there MUST be some, somewhere, I'd imagine). The bond in the families is very strong and obvious. A Filipino that comes to conversion is truly a gem of a person in beauty outwardly and inwardly.
From the start of the trip in Mindanao in the south and seeing the Macaraeg family work and relate to one another ...
... else, i think you are being dodgy and scamming me because i am a foreigner. I knew i had little power in the situation, so i made a deal and said, why don't i just give you 1000 pesos and forget about it. They agreed. Lesson: only cross when others are or they will scam you. I was quite shaken by the incident and ate my food quickly but stayed in the restaurant for 30 mins as there were some dodgy looking people outside. I decided to walk back home, but was ...
... what seems, every two blocks. Upon arriving at the hostel I settled in for a snooze. After getting up I wandered down the street to a night market where I had delicious street food for dinner.
The next day I met a fellow solo traveler and we decided to go to the rice terraces on Monday together. To do this we had to go book some bus tickets. The bus there is an overnight bus, so we plan on going on Sunday night and returning on the Tuesday overnight bus.
To get to ...
... list. This included
1. Do not wear jewlery in public. Thieves will pull up on their motorbikes and rip it off you.
2. Do not buy cigarettes from street vendors, they tend to drug them and take advantage of tourists.
3. Do not take our your cell phones or electronic devices because people will mug you.
IT WENT ON AND ON
We asked the doorman to call us a cab to take us directly to the bus station to Batangas right away.
... from super typhoon Bopha.
The Reality of Manila
Boarded the LRT at Legarda station to get back to Malate but mistakenly took the wrong train. It turned out to be a very revealing experience of Manila as a city. High above, my eyes simply cannot avoid the sights of derelict slums in every direction. Oddly enough, it was not very evident at street level. I thought I have seen it all in Bangkok but Manila sets a whole new level of poverty in my ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
An excellent hotel for the price. The staff were very polite and helpful and the inhouse restaurant was delightful. There was a certain lack of tourist information but I managed to find that later when I went to the Information Centre.
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