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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
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... more than ready for some island decompression time (and sleep!!).
We stayed at a very basic place called Kaba Kaba a few kilometers outside of the town of Coron, where the toilet had to be flushed by pouring a bucket of water down it, showers were bucket bath style, and we had many frog and gecko guests sharing the room with us. The one luxury was that we had a kettle to boil water, so that we could warm up the bucket of bath water. A two-kettle bucket bath was a ...
... we found the city a little bit dangerous and decided just to take a taxi from there. We didn't want to put our safety in danger for a few dollars. We first bought some food in the shopping mall and then we took the taxi from there. There was a line of people queuing for the taxi and after waiting for some 20 minutes we jumped into one. The final price was PHP 175 with a meter, not that bad.
When we reached the airport we did our self check-in and printed out ...
... the yolk, and the other part. Everyone at the table agreed that the yolk is delicious and better than regular egg yolks. I politely disagree. And finally...there is one other piece to this puzzle. For those of you who have already Googled balut I can assure you that our particular eggs did not look like the ones online. You honestly couldn't tell what it was, except for the fact that you knew what it was. As for that...I took the tiniest of bites ...
Exhilaration is an
understatement of my feelings when we arrived in Manila. Manila is a
lively city. It was a Spanish colony for more than 300 years, and
following the Spanish American War it was colonized by the Americans.
For me, it has always radiated a cosmopolitan ambiance, despite
being labeled as being behind other Asian Countries in terms of
It was still an hour before
before we were to ...
... one Sunday. Another custom that I learned about during this part of the trip was "blessing." In Filipino culture, if an older person enters a room, younger people (related or not) should get up and greet the elder by gently grasping their outstretched hand and bringing the knuckles to his/her (younger person's) forehead. I was so worried about messing this up and begged Mom to remind me each time someone entered the room. After a while it wasn't hard to remember, ...