Anito Quirino Hotel
Travel Blogs from Manila
... a lot of hype about scams & crime in Manila, but what has stuck us is the extremes of poverty & wealth. We were booked into charity run guesthouse in a poor neighbourhood, which supports the local street kids, offering them a place to stay, or a few hours to have a wash, some time time to be a kid & get some education. It also offers teenagers the opportunity to gain some work experience & ...
... children and the heat and the meal was very hot. When we took their picture they would giggle and make funny faces. They were very nice and it was very sad to leave them. It was also sad that their houses were knocked down. They did not have much clothes or stuff to play with. I am very grateful for what I have and now know not to take my things for granted. ...
... in life that these people never will. What an eye opening experience. When we arrived in Puerto Princessa we booked a tour to the under river cave. We were paddeled through the cave as the guide pointed out different rock formations. Many of the rock formations were associated to the catholic religion such as Jesus' face. There were many bats in the cave. Luckily none of us got peed or pooped on. After the tour, the drive back was crazy. Corey was gripping the seat in front of ...
... are exposed to the realities of living below poverty levels. Money is not advised to give because it sets a precedent for future visits. Likewise, massive relief goods are not given either because it can often lead to chaos.
We began our tour by stopping at the local bakery. I ended up buying 200 pieces of bread to distribute. It cost me 450 PHP (roughly $10 US). This was meant to feed up to 200 people. ...
So today's the day I fly to Malsysia. I'm really looking forward to it. Having felt so ill yesterday I took it easy this morning. I took advantage of having a late flight with a leisurely morning routine. I checked out at 12 but hung around to use the internet. I booked somewhere to stay when I arrived that night in Malaysia. I also thought I'd check in online to save time. The website told me that my booking didn't exist. I panicked. When I bought the flight (please refer ...
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