Anito Sta. Mesa Hotel
Travel Blogs from Manila
... us. Everything was so intimate and touching. Actually they are NOT poor people they have everything I would say even more than most of us.. This is the real way how people live on the southern part of Manila. I never imagined that I can see something like this. All the good and positive feelings were coming to me and I was just standing there speechless and tried to realize how lucky and grateful I was having this memorable experience...
... up by the bomb squad as they we’re unclaimed. As it happens, there is an explosives sniffer dog at the front door of this hotel, security guards with metal detectors and AK-47’s. The shopping mall carpark just down from our hotel door has the full metal detector, under the car mirror checking and you have to pop your boot as well for them to search.
Yes, J-she has booked a hotel connected to a huge mega-shopping mall. Oh hooray. Another shopping ...
... through water, abseiled down into lower parts of the cave and slid down walls. It was stunning. We were in Sagada heaven, but we had to move on after four days, sadly. VERY SADLY!!
TRAVERSING THE LANDS OF THE RICE TERRACES – There was no real transport which is why many travelers do not make it to the north. To get out of Sagada we had to take a Jeepney (local bus where you sit facing one another and very cramped) to get to Bontoc. Jeepneys wait ...
... boat. We did three dives. Our first dive spot was known for the cabbage coral. Our second dive was a wall dive and the third was a night dive. They all were awesome dives and the visibility was really good. We saw nemo clown fish, lion fish, colourful snails, a squid, a baby octopus, crabs, and many other fish. The wall dive was my favorite dive I have done so far. So many great memories were created in El Nido. What a beautiful place. We left knowing that this place will never be ...
... the 'Casa Manila', an old house decorated and furnished as it would have been in the 16th century. We then travelled to the 'Fort Santiago', a peaceful green area with a shrine to the national hero, Jose Rizal. We walked to the river, which looked not too clean and had a view of the poorer part of Manila. The gardens in the Fort were full of tropical plants and was a green oasis in the midst of Manila traffic, which was chaotic. We then went to Rizal Park, a large park ...
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