Anito Sta. Mesa Hotel
Travel Blogs from Manila
... leaders to the Manila Hotel for a wonderful evening of fellowship and great food.
Earl Roemer has organized this trip so well! Mostly, it's been shown in showing appreciation to the churches and leaders in the Philippians in the dinners and extra quality time spent in talking and getting to know each other better.
This was a beautiful evening as the Sabbath approached.....
In one of the comments to this post, ...
... to a few bags. The info desk lady was v sweet and pointed us in the direction of a van to take us to our hotel - Sophia's garden resort. The drive from the airport was utter magic- something we'll remember forever- very very lush, paddocks around us, with a smattering of cow judder bars, however a complete lack of bovine! Here and there little grass huts stood with open walls, a place for the farmers to rest in the heat of the day. After the madness of Manila and ...
... out of school and the jeepneys they all hopped on to get around the city. Jeepneys used to be US army jeeps leftover from World War II. The jeeps are now covered in chrome, paintings, and the driver's children's names. They are used for public transport and display what street they go up and down on the side. Also, they look pretty sweet.
We had dinner at the Hobbit House. They have the smallest waiters in the world. They don't make them ...
... time in the Philippines. As with any of the other countries that I have visited so far during my trip, the two and a half weeks in the Philippines have been great. Manila was an interesting experience (which I have to admit I don't need again), but the island of Palawan, where I spent the majority of my time, was amazing. So as usual here is the summary of my personal (and yes very subjective) observations.
A beautiful country
... in between got to see Rizal Park, a historical museum and Spanish town, also knows as Intramuros. For people who don't know much about Philippine history it can come as a surprise when you first see Filipino names. Many of them are Spanish. This is because the Philippines was a Spanish territory for over 3 centuries, until "ownership" was handed over to the Americans at the very end of the 19th century. This continued until WWII when the Japanese gained ...
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