99. Manila, Philippines

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Why

Most will go to the many beautiful islands that make up the Philippines, but the capital Manila. has its own beauty and is rich with history. Check it out the next time you are in the region. Plus, the Filipinos are some of the nicest and most friendly people you will ever meet.

Manila, Philippines

Manila, Philippines

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Where

Manila is the capital of the Philippines which is located east of Vietnam and south of Taiwan and north of Indonesia.

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How To Get Here

By Train

No.

By Plane

The nearest airport is the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) which is served by the following airlines:

Air Asia Zest (Z2), Air China (CA), All Nippon Airlines (NH), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Air Niugini (PX), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), Cebu Pacific Air (5J), China Airlines (CI), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Delta Air Lines (DL), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), EVA Airways (BR), Gulf Air (GF), Hahn Air (HZ), Japan Airlines (JL), Jeju Air (7C), Jetstar Asia (3K), Jetstar Japan (GK), Korean Airlines (KE), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Kuwait Airways (KU), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Oman Air (WY), Philippine Airlines (PR), Qatar Airways (QR), PAL Express (2P), Royal Brunei Airlines (BI), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Thai Airways (TG), Tigerair Philippines (DG), Turkish Airlines (TK), United Airlines (UA), Qantas (QF) and Xiamen Air (MF).

By Bus

No bus service. Yo can find your way around the city on local jeepneys.

Manila, Philippines - jeepney

Manila, Philippines – jeepney

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Manila, Philippine - street

Manila, Philippine – street

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Where To Stay

I stayed in the Makati area of the city where you can find five star hotels as well as small boutique hotels and guest houses.

Manila, Philippines - The Peninsula Manila

Manila, Philippines – The Peninsula Manila

Check below for a place to stay.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

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Where To Eat

Lot of great food to be had here. Try some chicken adobe as its a favorite here. I even found a place with Jamaican food and had a Jamaican patty.
Manila, Philippines - chicken and rice

Manila, Philippines – chicken and rice

 

Manila, Philippines - curry

Manila, Philippines – curry

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What To Do

The best way to enjoy Manila is to walk. You can do so by yourself or take a walking tour. This way you learn quite a bit about the city. You may also take the local jeepneys which is quite fun. I used Carlos Celdran who is amazing and knows way too much about Manila.

Manila, Philippines - Carlos Celdran

Manila, Philippines – Carlos Celdran

 

Manila, Philippines - Carlos Celdran

Manila, Philippines – Carlos Celdran

 

Manila, Philippines - Monument

Manila, Philippines – Monument

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.

==>> Here is some additional information from Lonely Planet.

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Additional Information

  1. Language: There are many languages spoken here; here are the fop five – Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon and Waray-Wara. English is also spoken.
  2. Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)
  3. Tourism Philippines
  4. Facebook
  5. Instagram
  6. Twitter

Manila, Philippines – Jeepneys

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