Anito Sta. Mesa Hotel
Travel Blogs from Manila
... did take responsibility and put us up in a hotel, shuttle us back and forth and give us dinner. But here comes the really bad part…they told us that the flight would be rescheduled for 6:00am the next morning; painful, but okay, we can leave the hotel around 4:30am and make it with no problem, right? We were only a 10-15 minute drive to the airport. Then they tell us they’d be giving us a wake up call at 2:00am, and we’d need to be in the lobby at 2:30am. ...
... provinces and were only paid if they spoke to a customer who then bought them a drink. I'm sure there were seedier undertones, but that seemed genuine and the drinks were far from exorbitant so I passed a couple of odd hours at the end of an odd day at The Piano Bar, somewhere in Manila.
The nonsense of my day wasn't quite over. Firstly I was deposited at what initially appeared to be an entirely different airport from the one I needed by the taxi ...
... if he could come back to apologize. Moments later he was at the door with a bottle of wine and chocolates. Unnecessary, unexpected, but graciously accepted. So, figured I could justify eating in since I had some Australian wine to enjoy, and a very limited window of opportunity for doing so. I ordered the salmon si****ng soup, another traditional local dish. What I did not read about beforehand is that the broth tends to be sour. I can't say I much ...
... was space. This was jaw dropping. We later determined that this most likely was the cause of hurricane Yolanda. That night I purchased mcdonalds for two boys who had asked me to buy them some food. When they asked, I did not hesitate to spare of few of my travel pesos. The next morning, Darcy gave a young mother with a baby and another mother with 4 children some cash. I ended up purchasing 2 breakfast meals for 4 kids who slept on cardboard, just outside our hotel. I wish there was ...
... of Lapu Lapu . The Statue of the Sentinel of freedom, to give its proper name,was a gift from the people of South korea as appreciation and to honor the memory of freedom-loving Filipinos who helped during the Korean War.Lapu-Lapu was a native Muslim chieftain in Mactan, Cebu, and representative of the Sultan of Sulu, and is known as the first native of the archipelago to resist Spanish colonization. He is retroactively regarded ...
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