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Travel Blogs from Manila
... all these kids (and animals, in my case) without homes. While I was buying snacks from some street kids and feeding the others, Anna was feeding the cats. Apparently unimpressed that we didn't immediately respond to the gift of roses, the boys sent a note on a napkin, professing love and the desire to hang out. When I didn't answer with a note back, they came and sat as close to us as possible and stared. We were still busy with the children ...
... last 2 1/2 years is that I do not need to spend much time in the large cities. A couple of days to see a few major sites is all I need and then I am happy to travel to the smaller villages and towns. People that love the big cities of the world do so because of the restaurants, shopping and nightlife.
NEXT: In a couple of days I leave the "congested, polluted, concrete jungle" and head into the mountains, where I find 3 amazing small towns you will just love!
... at 9pm, we went straight to the bus terminal. An hour later, stuck in traffic forever, we bought our tickets and waited for the bus along with other tourists and locals heading to the north of the country. Banaue is home to the rice terraces of the Philippines. They are famous for their stratified lush green rice fields surrounded by hills and green mountains. The only way to get there is by a 10 hour bus ride, some overnight and some ...
... cathedral on condition that she stays in the back. The Manila Cathedral was built 8 times, being the first time made out of nipa and bamboo in 1571 but burned in 1583. Then it was built out of stone and mortar in 1591 but destroyed by earthquake in 1599. The cathedrals no. 3, 4, 5 and 6 were all destroyed thanks to earthquakes. The seventh was constructed in 1879 and totally destroyed in the battle of Manila in 1945. The present cathedral was constructed between 1953 and 1958, so ...
Hello from the road!
After spending one glorious month at home this summer it was once again time to embark on another recruitment run. This one is twelve days in southeast Asia and Australia. After two years covering Eastern Europe I wanted to mix it up a bit, and this is the one part of the world I had yet to tackle in all my years of admissions.
Between Ramadan, alumni schedules and bank holidays in Australia my itinerary took ...
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