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Travel Blogs from Manila
... it and was pronounced the rightful owner of the mixed casserole. Other things to note in Boracay were the many adventure walks. Darcy, if born in another era, would be a famous explorer. I'm sure Christopher Columbus wouldn't have claimed much under his name if Darcy would have been around during his time. Anyways, Darcy lead us to many places around the island where I'm sure not many tourists end up seeing. He even discovered a seafood market while going on a 6am walk in search of ...
... accustomed to living. Moving out there would mean better shelter, but not necessarily the quality of life they know. I also learned that there are families who end up selling the homes provided as assistance from the government, only to move back to what they know. I was left speechless.
Here are a few images from San Andres. I provided a description in each of the images so be sure to open each one.
... br> Internet cafes are not as easy to use as I remembered. Now they're mostly used by 12 year old boys playing video games, and they crowd around behind me and watch what I'm going which is awkward.
Having a computer also means I can phone and Skype, so I got to chat with my parents which was wonderful!
It's been great to be back to Manila- I'm ...
... this tour if you want to know some milestones of Filipino history.
During the tour Grace pointed out some areas across the river, mainly Chinatown and Tondo. Tondo is supposed to be the roughest and most poverty ridden area in Manila. It is built on a former rubbish dump which is now home to half a million people. It is where a lot of refugees from other countries and unregistered people ...
... we were greeted by rose petals scattered all around the room, candles on the floor and a gorgeous bouquet of roses and tropical flowers in celebration of our anniversary (2 years, can you believe it?). It was such a nice surprise and it just added to the luxury that was our hotel. We were then given a three course dinner with 3 different entrees, an appetizer and mango crepes for dessert. After a welcome like that, we were anxious to see what the rest of our trip had in ...
Other places to stay in Manila
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504 Bustos Street Sta. Cruz, Manila | 3 star hotelfrom $24
312 Santolan Rd. corner J. Abad Santos, Manila | 3 star hotelfrom $39
6th Floor Good Earth Building, Manila | 3 star hotelfrom $35