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After looking at the weather in Palawan that looked pretty gloomy we changed our destination to north Luzon. Because I had no plan, not even the slightest clue what to do there we were winging it all the way.
After a day in a spa populated mostly by Koreans we realized manila probably isn't for us, was beautiful but not really our kind of …
Heading back back to Manilla turned out to be a great ride because all the roads are paved! My standards for comfort are getting really low now. I was just thankfull not to be creeping along a bumpy dusty road. Our first night in Manilla we stayed with Leo a guy a met from the internet at Globalfreeloaders.com We stayed with him 1 night and the …
I was told the ferry to Manila left at 1pm and to get there at midday for boarding and dutifully did so. Needless to say however it didn't leave at 1pm - we had to wait around until 3:15pm while they loaded pallet loads of cargo. The voyage was very pleasant with scenic views until nightfall and even included a complimentary evening meal of chicken & rice. Once again i was ...
... went back to the hostel to mingle with everyone else again around the common area. The following day I didn't really do much because Mike and I had done all the touristy sites the day before. I headed to the north of the city on my own to check out the local markets. I wanted to find some souvenirs for people back home but it wasn't really a touristy market and most stools sold the same stuff. On one stool they sold BB guns and sex toys. I have no idea why ...
... is, because they want to help.
So we wandered around lost for a little while, but thankfully were able to buy cheap watches.
We eventually found the gate to Chinatown, had a little rest, then ate some lunch in an awkwardly fancy Chinese restaurant where they served shark fin, swallow spit soup, sea urchin... all types of things! I, of course, had noodles and vegetables :)
That night Fabion, a ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostel 1632 Manila
hot water in certain times only.
wifi didn't work at all
staff was incredibly unhelpful
room was fairly small
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.