Category Archives: Manila

>Back in Manila and some friends

>Back in Manila, we tried another hotel – the Best Western La Corona. It was about 5 dollars more than our previous hotel, the City Garden, and a block away. With the extra 5 dollars there was free wifi. The … Continue reading

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>Intramuros

>When I visited Inrtamuros, the old part of Manila, I could have been anywhere in colonial Spain. I found a nice courtyard of an estate for coffee. Have you ever seen Gatorade in a glass bottle? This looks like it … Continue reading

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>The Grocery Store

>You know I like exploring grocery stores, and this one is where else – the mall. I checked out the fish section. Could these fish be any flatter? This is an appetizing mass of teensey-weensey fish. A whole isle reserved … Continue reading

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>The Mall

>I was tired of the heat, pollution and traffic of Manila before noon on the first day there. We called a friend, who called some other friends and we all met at the mall. Malls seem to be the only … Continue reading

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>Breakfast of Champions

>After all the Jeepney excitement, we decided to get some Chow. Naturally, we went to Chowking. Look at my breakfast options! I went for the “Breakfast Bangus.” Bangus is a favourite fish in these parts.Here they are, accompanied by a … Continue reading

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>The first morning and Jeepney fun

>The first morning I was so wide awake at 6, we decided to take a Jeepney for fun. This is my first Jeepney ride. I was surprised to see you pay in coins. I didn’t even know they had coins … Continue reading

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>Arriving in Manila

>The flight to the Philippines was easy. I got a bunch of seats to myself and snoozed the whole way. I was flying Korean air for the whole trip, and ate this meal about 3 times. I really liked the … Continue reading

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>A Meal at Jollibee

>Jollibee is the McDonald’s of the Philippines. It’s especially popular with kids because of the giant bee mascot. They specialize in burgers and fried chicken. They also have Spaghetti, which seems to be popular in the Philippines. Wrapped up in … Continue reading

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