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Travel Blogs from Manila
... insisted that the Philippines be retaken. Thus in time the Island of Corregidor was attacked by the US. Two groups of paratropers landed on the wide part of the island from a low altitude of about 300 to 500 ft. which is dangerous. Then amphibious landing in the middle of the island effectively blocked the Japanese on the tail or narrow part of the island. They had to fight yard by yard for the territory because the Japanese were trained to fight to death. In the end many of ...
... all these kids (and animals, in my case) without homes. While I was buying snacks from some street kids and feeding the others, Anna was feeding the cats. Apparently unimpressed that we didn't immediately respond to the gift of roses, the boys sent a note on a napkin, professing love and the desire to hang out. When I didn't answer with a note back, they came and sat as close to us as possible and stared. We were still busy with the children ...
... we spent the whole afternoon wandering round there it was nice just ambling about browsing the shops, some of which were apparently so posh they needed 2 security guards outside. Despite not really seeing the historical side of manilla we had a great day and it was soon time to head back to our hotel. When we got back to the hotel we still had about 2 hours before we had to leave for our bus so we decided to grab a drink and people watch. We weren't expecting ...
... get from the bus station to the ferry.
When we arrived at the port we found out that the first ferry was departing at 16.30 (it was 13.30). The cheapest one was PHP 410 per person which was a fast ferry, otherwise we could take a slow ferry but there were two a day, one departing at 12.00 which cost PHP 330 per person, and the other one at 10.30 for PHP 220 per person. The only bad thing about the one at 10.30 was that it was supposed to arrive at 3.00 and we had our ...
... went to 2 flight companies to try booking a flight to Puerta Princessa that same day. What seemed to be hrs, we looked at every option. This was such a stressful time and we had no luck. We narrowed it down to two options. To Puerta Princessa the next day and spend the night in Manila, or go to Cebu that day. We chose to head to Cebu as none of us wanted to stay in Manila over night as we heard this place is dangerous for travellers. With a one hr flight to Cebu, we arrived and took a ...
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