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
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
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
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!