St Giles Hotel
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... apparent that the best option was to jump into a jeepney. These are huge long jeep style vehicles with two long benches lining the back portion of it, these are the prefered transport in the whole of the Philippines.
Arriving at the bus station we were taken to a bus leaving quickly for Manila. A friendly guy from the jeepney helped us to sort everything out and then some guy helped put our bags on the bus and asked for money, I was too tired to argue. ...
... on the Philippines: Beautiful country with locals that are honest, hard working and good fun. The place is let down by the government who don’t support the locals hard work with any infrastructure. These people are some of the poorest we’ve seen anywhere, which considering how much accommodation, taxes, permits and travel costs here, is surprising. Toys for the kids seem to consist of old bicycle tyres, which ...
... squealing with excitement, hoods on, zipped up to their chin, and shivering.
Our next stop was Intramuros, this would take forever to explain, so maybe you will have to Google it for more info, but the long and short of it is this; it is an area that was founded by the Spanish in 1571. It is a 64 hectare area that is surrounded by a 4.5 Km wall; inside there were residences, churches, palaces, schools, and government buildings. We hired a horse ...
... mode of transport know as a jeepney or a jeep, they are US military jeeps left over from ww2 which the the people from the philippines crazy as they are decided to extend them and decorate them and when I say decorate I mean the more over the top the better I cant think of any other place in the world where anyone wouldve thought to do this with leftover military jeeps, its very resorseful and also shows the fun loving side of the filipino people. You flag them down at ...
... of Manila, I have made plenty of heads turn, made a few people gasp, and reduced the odd teen girl to giggles. The people aren’t at all reluctant to yell out to me but it hasn’t got on my nerves because a wave and a smile is a nice change to the endless ‘gringo’ calls of the Colombians. However, the national game (on the streets at least) seems to be basketball so I have been suffering endlessly at the hand of the ever popular ‘do you ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center