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Favorite thing: With maximum temperatures hovering above 30°C (86°F), Manila isn't the place to go to cool off. There are two seasons: the dry season lasts from December to May; the rest of the year is sodden with heavy rain. From June to November you might find yourself in a typhoon. The best time to visit Manila and surrounds is February to April. If you like some cool places for SWIMMING, SCUBA DIVING, MOUNTAIN CLIMBING, SURFING, BIKINI WATCHING and more go to our beautiful beaches in our country. You will never regret it ‘coz we have also the finest and beautiful beaches.
Manila is a massive modern City
Favorite thing: Manila is a massive modern city, which plays host to just about all the attraction you’d expect to find in a major metropolis. Not only is it a highly cultured town with a varied program of events, including opera, ballet, concerts and recitals by local and foreign artists, but its various theatres also offer English and Tagalog plays, dances and musicals. In fact music is the main form of entertainment in Manila and some unusual groups can be seen, such as the Pangwat Kawayan bamboo orchestra and the Rondalla group. But there is much more than music.
If quiet away from the town, then remember that the Philippines have the world’s longest coastline and are rich in superb beaches.
Fact and about Manila
Favorite thing: Capital of the Philippines and home to 12 million people, Manila is a massive modern city, which plays host to just about all the attraction you’d expect to find in a major metropolis. Not only is it a highly cultured town with a varied program of events, including opera, ballet, concerts and recitals by local and foreign artists, but its various theatres also offer English and Tagalog plays, dances and musicals. In fact music is the main form of entertainment in Manila and some unusual groups can be seen, such as the Pangwat Kawayan bamboo orchestra and the Rondalla group. But there is much more than music. Manila is a paradise for those who like to shop. If quiet away from the town, then remember that the Philippines have the world’s longest coastline and are rich in superb beaches.
Metro Manila, the country's business, trade, industrial and government center, sits in the heart of Luzon. Manila, the nation's premier city of 12 million residents, is as urban, teeming and raucous as any major city in the world.
Fondest memory: walking around... enjoying the chaos and noise and all the little dramas played out on the crowded streets. little children are devils, the street vendors always have stories to tell. there is a way of taking in the ugliness of everything and finding it beautiful. silence and order are horrible in their own way, you know? walking through the dark and dingy markets with lightbulbs swinging, buying food from the street stalls...
Rain ain't stopping them
Favorite thing: The simple things make Filipinos happy.
Rainy days don't mean no fun. Kids happily play together, some guys are fishing, others sit on the benches with their umbrellas...
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Rainy Sunday at Manila Bay
Favorite thing: Along Roxas Blvd. there are now restaurants and cabanas and swings where people can sit around and wait for the sunset or hang out after a morning jog.
This pic was taken on my way to the airport to go home to Bacolod one Sunday morning during the monsoon season.
It's a great place to spend time with the family after mass at the Malate Church across the street or you can take a stroll after lunch at the Aristocrat.
The area can have very busy traffic during the week because Roxas Blvd. is a main thoroughfare and the US Embassy and many hotels are along this road but take advantage of quiet Sundays, early mornings, and beautiful sunsets.
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Celebrating Independence Day
Favorite thing: A public fireworks display is now traditional every June 12 - Philippine Independence Day. There are two venues - one at The Fort, just across EDSA from Makati, and the other one at the Manila Bay breakwater. I chose the Fort this year.
Fondest memory: Pasig river is flowing just in the heart of Manila connecting Laguna de Bay and Manila Bay then out to China sea. Some people called these 'dying river' due to flooded garbage in the past years and polluted water. However, the Philippine government have a strong project and campaign for these river since the past few years to clean up the water and whole area.
well its been a while since i...
Favorite thing: well its been a while since i was there but i would take my mates to the firehouse bar, if its still there.
Fondest memory: my first trip. it was like i had landed in another world.The nightlife was just amazing,and thats what i miss the most.
I will stroll them at the...
Favorite thing: I will stroll them at the Nayong Pilipino a place where the tourist spots of the country are being featured. By stopping at this place it's like you've been to the other places such as Baguio, Mayon Volcano, Chocolate hills of Bohol and more... I will suggest that they will dine in Kamayan Restaurant, Max Fired Chicken and enjoy eating using their bare hands without spoon and fork and chopsticks.
Fondest memory: The malls... museums...
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