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Travel Blogs from Manila
... and the island was attacked by the Japanese one night a few days later. After one day of severe fighting the situation seemed hopeless because no reinforcements were available. Thus Gen. Wainwright surrendered to the Japanese and spent the next couple of years in a Japanese Concentration camp. Many of the soldiers were taken across the narrow straight to Bataan and they together with others captured from invasion of Bataan and Philippino soldiers began The Death March. It was ...
Following our northern fun, we returned to Manila last Saturday evening and were looking forward to chilling out after days of travel with a nice meal and a couple drinks. We found a small strip of bars and restaurants facing Manila Bay, one called Manila Vice (with the logo you'd assume it would have) which promised delicious cocktails of which we decided to partake later in the evening. As we sat at the restaurant next door connected by a ...
... trying to figure out what to do with the day, as the main roads were closed we had to go down some back roads, it felt so dodgy even the taxi guy said we should lock our doors as people try and jump in around here, there were also beware of car jackers signs on all the lampposts too! Finally we made it to the station and booked our tickets, we asked our driver to wait, we had found a good one so didn't want to lose him and be stuck in this area! He asked where ...
... flight I was on. I was utterly disorientated, took a look at my watch, which I thought said 6.40 [flight at 6.45] and jumped up, screamed "It's too late, I can't believe I've done this again..." before sprinting off, aiming at who knows what. This left a fair number of bystanders bewildered. Thankfully, I had misread my watch by an hour. The embarrassment was temporary, the relief permanent and I celebrated with a much needed coffee before boarding the flight for ...
Corey's point of view (April 12, 2014- May 2, 2014) Our departure flight from Denpasar to Manila was at 1:10am. Hoping to catch some shut eye on the 4hr flight was near impossible. The lady sitting beside me smelled of used diaper, she extended her arms over the arm rests, kept sniffling (about 2 sniffles every minute), and would flinch every 10minutes; oh joy! Arriving at the Manila airport was quite fun as well; we were approached by this lady who worked for a car rental company that ...
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