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Travel Blogs from Manila
Lovely clear morning for our arrival in Manilla. Early tour 'Charms of old Manilla' visited fort Santiago, church of St Augustine and Rizal Park where Dr Jose Rizal the Filipino national hero was martyred. Short stop at the Manilla Hotel where General MacArthur stayed during the ...
... underground bars near the airport, owned by foreigners for foreigners to fly in with impure intention and fly out as undetected pedophiles. Children with cerebral-palsy are often dumped by families who cannot afford a life sentence of medical costs. One story of an orphan rescued from a trash can is a reality that was hard to digest. It was here that we peered at infants through a glass window. I was overwhelmed by a sickening feeling of helplessness, starring through glass like ...
... boulevards, etc. Yet the city has no subway system so the roads are clogged. The Philippines has a population of roughly 100 million - really, a huge number. There are two official languages - Tagalog and English. That said, the use and quality of English is sketchy among all but the upper middle class and above from what I have seen. And their Tagalog radio mixes in English words routinely, much like French Canadians do without even noticing. Except for a ...
... against the ambassador at least he answer honestly compared to other liar politicians in UK. Meeting is got over with, we had a photo shot with the ambassador with our passport to symbols pride of Great Britain. On way to airport (other flying again(!)) only one hour flight from Manila to Cebu. We were pretty tired to deal with our jet lag except me. Landed on other island called Cebu Finally met the team leader so where she'll taking ...
... we enjoyed sharing a few stories over a drink then off to bed. Riding scooters, surfing, bartering, sun bathing and Corey buying us a drinks on Kuta beach was a great first day. Pedal biking through the villages near Ubud was great fun! Breakfast by an old Volcano, tried some interesting tea and coffee, held a large spider, toured a family home in a village that made bamboo woven mats, walked through the rice fields and helped the locals beat the rice out of the stems. Challenged ...
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 $39
6th Floor Good Earth Building, Manila | 3 star hotelfrom $33