Photo shows the Tunnel in the...
Photo shows the Tunnel in the Fort Santiago, Manila.
As I've already told you that Manila is a paradise for those who like to shop and if you want a little peace and quiet away from the city, then remember that the Philippines has the world’s longest coastline and is rich in superb beaches, waterfalls and lot's of attractions.
I like this place for shopping and good friends. Cheapest places for buying souveniers are in Baclaran and Divisoria but you have to deal with the crowds since some in there are pickpocketers, I don't advice the foreigners to get there you might be a victim.
Go and visit the monument of...
Go and visit the monument of Rizal esp. there Fort Santiago Manila. You can see many of Rizal's life and culture, esp. the hsitory of life being a Martyr.
'DR. JOSE' PROTACIO RIZAL MERCADO Y ALONSO REALONDA' I die, without seeing the Day dawning on my country... You who will see it, greet it.. and forget not those who fell during the night - Jose Rizal --Jose Protacio Rizal Mercado Philippine National Hero author of Noli Me Tangere and La Solidaridad founder of the La Liga Filipina born June 19, 1861 in Calamba, Laguna Seventh child of Francisco Engracio Rizal Mercado y Alejandro, and Teodora Morales Alonzo Realonda y Quintos died December 30, 1896 at Bagumbayan (now Luneta); execution by musketry. --The young Rizal studied in Biñan under G. Justiniano Aquino Cruz, and then later at the Ateneo Municipal de Manila. Jose Rizal received his Bachelor of Arts on March 14, 1877 with a grade of 'sobresaliente' with highest honor. Rizal studied Philosophy and Letters at the University of Santo Tomas and Agriculture at the Ateneo Municipal de Manila. He left for Europe on May 5, 1882. He studied Medicine and Philosophy and Letters in Madrid, and finished these courses in 1884 and 1885. Rizal began writing his Noli me Tangere ( The Social Cancer ) in 1884. He printed 2,000 copies in Berlin, Germany in 1886 but released it in March 1887. El Filibusterismo, sequel to Noli, was printed in Gante, Belgium in 1891. Rizal organized La Liga Filipina, a secret organization, on July 3 1892. It aimed to change the way the government was run in a peaceful way. In July 7, 1892, less than a week after the La Liga was organized, Captain General Despujol ordered Rizal's exile to Dapitan, on suspicion of his involvement in rebellion. In Dapitan, he opened a school with fourteen(14) pupils. On December 29, 1896, he wrote the Last Farewell, and was executed in Bagumbayan (now Luneta) the next day.
Holy Week in Manila
A lot of people leave the Metro during Holy Week. Those who stay, though, normally participate in a "Stations of the Cross" sort of contest. Barangay Poblacion in Makati, for example, makes it a point to assign various areas a station of the cross each. They set up a stage and decorate it accordingly. On Good Friday, people go from station to station (in Church, people go from station to station to pray. I noticed people went from station to station purely to go-see, however).
The best thing about the Metro during Holy Week? No traffic.
3. Public Restrooms (Comfort Room)
In a public restroom check to see that there is toilet paper before you commit yourself! If you are travelling in rural areas, there may not be Western-style toilets. The customary method is using a can of water instead of toilet paper. If you are squeamish or unskilled, make a mental note to use the facilities before you leave your hotel or other urban location.
photocopy your passport, credit card, drivers lic
if you get anything pinched, stolen, nabbed, pilfered, while on holidays, it will make it sooooo much easier when you present yourself at your embassy!
be a SMART TRAVELER