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... was one of the best destinations so far. I cannot reiterate how infectious the happiness in the city was, the locals were so polite despite a little pushy; it was an insight into a different world from what we’re all so familiar with – no tourist shops, no fancy gimmicks, just a town excited with visitors from a far away land.
Shortly after leaving Bitung we were set on a little detour courtesy of the Indonesian Navy, I suspect it had a little something to do with ...
... to spend Christmas with their families, unfortunately for me I didn't get the joy of reuniting with loved ones but only the joy of a 4 hour queue to get a taxi into the city as there is no public transport! I did make some friends though and shared a ride with a Israeli who had just finished his military service and been traveling in India, he had some great stories about the country and got me thinking ...
Back to Manila today, just as we were winding down into going well beyond lazy. No matter, some serious rain has been falling since about 7am, so we're high and dry in the room until we check out. J-she and I are a bit concerned I need to ride the bike back in to return it. J-she is going via the van, so I’m not sure why she has such concerns.
No sooner do I prepare to be soaked again on a bike, the rain breaks right on 11.45am and the sun shines it’s ...
... We also found an awesome street food eatery that sells authentic miso ramen (only that level of perfection can be reached in Japan and we found an almost identical copy here). Our hotel is in Malate district, the red light kinda place. Iuri all of sudden became very popular and me, quasi invisible.
Our first task here is to get the ball rolling for our burmese visa, the last place we can obtain ...
... outer wall, which would once have given defenders a good vantage point overlooking the river, provided us with views of the golf course which now surrounds the fort. We completed our loop of the fort's grounds, taking in the dungeons and "media naranja" (a semi-fircular courtyard which, despite its name, had little to do with oranges...).
Jose Rizal, the Philippines national hero, was imprisoned in ...
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