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Travel Blogs from Manila
... Service Cross and other citations.
... are everywhere in the Philippines - the drivers are very bike proud with all vehicles carrying a strong identity. A lot of them had religious names/ slogans all over them, with 'the lord is my saviour' and 'Mary and Joseph' as some examples. They're literally just a dirt bike with a steel carriage built around it, and you'd see up to 8 people packed into them- especially small kids after school. It was a strange sight seeing these little girls and boys in their ...
... Miserables. By the end of the movie, we were the only ones left watching it. It was so long! I love it on stage because of the singers but for me, Russell Crowe was not a powerful Javert.
The next day we slept in, ate some Pho, and went gambling. The casino was cheap, yet classy. There were armed guards like in every nice place in Manila. We won, but the minimums were low, so we won like $20.
The next day we left for Puerto Galera.
... the Philippines I can only recommend to spend as much time in Palawan as you can. It's simply terrific!
Amazingly friendly and happy people
As written in my first blog entry on the Philippines I was amazed by how much every Filipino person smiles. No matter in what situation people are in here, they always had that great impression on their faces and were always very welcoming and helpful. Not only did the kids usually wave at us foreigners but ...
... the southern Islands are predominantly Muslim. And I haven't even mentioned the diversity of the geography. Basically, like every other country I've visited, the Philippines is a completely unique country whose influences and history have made it a popular destination among the backpacking crowd.
We learned a lot of this information on our tour. My favorite part was probably Intramuros, because it looked like we had jumped over to Europe for ...
Other places to stay in Manila
Malate, Manila | Hotelfrom $60
Malate, Manila | Hotelfrom $23
504 Bustos Street Sta. Cruz, Manila | 3 star hotelfrom $24
312 Santolan Rd. corner J. Abad Santos, Manila | 3 star hotelfrom $33
6th Floor Good Earth Building, Manila | 3 star hotelfrom $35