Anito Quirino Hotel
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... We also found an awesome street food eatery that sells authentic miso ramen (only that level of perfection can be reached in Japan and we found an almost identical copy here). Our hotel is in Malate district, the red light kinda place. Iuri all of sudden became very popular and me, quasi invisible.
Our first task here is to get the ball rolling for our burmese visa, the last place we can obtain ...
... door, and were pleasantly surprised to find that entry was free. A number of displays explained how the Spanish and Portuguese had established trade routes throughout Asia and the world, with the Philippines being under Spanish rule. The sinking of the San Diego in 1600 was the focus of one of the marine archaeology displays, and showed the corroded remains of arms, armour and other artefacts ...
... Filipinos.They shared their culture and we held a large python snake, it is pretty cool the entry fee was only .50 cents also. Boracay is a fun tourist destination in the Philippines. Live music, good food and white sandy beaches for miles. It gave me a Las Vegas feel without the gambling of course. We did a cliff jumping trip where you could drink all you wanted. We had some fun in the sun and enjoyed the cliff jumping, snorkeling, kayaking and good food. Easter Sunday we went to ...
... a bang...sort of. They finished the show by stacking a pile of dry coconut husks in the middle of the floor and set them on fire. We thought this was a little weird, but figured they had good reasoning for it. We were wrong. One man proceeded to dance around the flaming coconuts to the tune of the melody being made by the group of men behind him. He then without warning kicked the fire with his bare feet which sent burning husks towards the crowd! Luckily none made it towards us, ...
... of the kids from the
local orphanage called the The Association de Damas de Filipinas.
The kids performed so well, somebody from the audience cried, “Gene,
hire them!” People lined-up to donate to the orphanage (on their
cash box) following the kids performance. They raised US$5,000.
On our sail away, Holland
America gave us a free flow of champagne, beer, appetizers and all
kinds of drinks; which was ...
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