West of Metro Manila and 14 km or one hour’s travel from the apartment, we find a place called Intramuros. The Spanish began building Intramuros in 1521 on a land strategically chosen between Manila Bay and the Pasig River. As the “noble an ever Loyal” capital of the Spanish empire, this walled city … [Read more...] about Intramuros
Manila American Cemetery
It may seem strange to begin to approach the history of Philippines by the visit of the Manila American cemetery, but there are obvious reasons for it: The American cemetery is just near home. It must be one of the biggest American Cemeteries I have visited. It seems bigger than the one in Normandy. … [Read more...] about Manila American Cemetery
Makati City day to day
After spending a couple of days in Makati, it's still overcrowded and noisy, but we are starting to adjust. We switched from the impression of the absolute mess to the well-ordered mess. There are a lot of us here coming from a variety of backgrounds, really many of us, but there is nobody being … [Read more...] about Makati City day to day
Welcome to Manila!
If you are planning a trip in Manila it is better not to have any expectations, they will be greatly exceeded, in one sense or another, because Manila cannot easily be guessed. A city where it is absolutely impossible to take full measure. One of those cities that we can only appreciate if we live … [Read more...] about Welcome to Manila!