Anito Sta. Mesa Hotel
Travel Blogs from Manila
... It’s such a contrast!
On the way back we climbed up the city walls and walked along them for a while. While heading back to our place both of us stopped to have our hair cut. Tez got it for PHP 150 and me for PHP 50. It was very cheap but neither of us really liked a new hairstyle.
In the evening we wanted to go out to eat but it started to rain, therefore we only crossed the street and ate something quick in 7-Eleven, we just rest the last part of the ...
... are no hangers in the room. Since the majority of what I packed needs a hanger I guess I'll be shopping for those tomorrow. The apartment has 2 towels, 2 plates, 2 glasses, a coffee maker, refrigerator and a microwave. Bare necessities, that's for sure.
Once I get settled in and start exploring...I'll write again and send some pictures. ...
... mothers with babies sleeping on the sidewalks. Kids walking around dirty with no shoes. The poverty was shocking and I felt guilty walking around knowing I have clean clothes, a bed to sleep on and money to buy food. I have never felt so out of place before. It seemed like everyone was staring at me. We tried some street food which was neat. It was pork meatballs in some kind of sauce with rice. The rice was individually wrapped in woven palm leaf triangles. The locals were eating this ...
... of indulging too much in the luxuries of city life. It was as though I had some unfinished business still left to do. I decided to extend my stay another 24 hours and participate in a tour called True Manila.
This is a tour that is like no other I had ever been a part of. I was put in contact with a woman named Emily, who was joined by another volunteer named, Sinaj. They both left their corporate jobs ...
... is full of families spending time outside in order to conserve energy in their homes on a Sunday. Time to move to the next site.
We visit the Church of the Immaculate Conception of San Agustin. One of four Baroque churches in the Philippines and a UNESCO world heritage site it was built in 1571. Located in the area called Intramuros - This is the old walled city settled by ...
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