AIR: The Philippines' national...
AIR: The Philippines' national airline is Philippine Airlines (PR). Other airlines serving the Philippines include Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific,Emirates, Qantas, Singapore Airlinesand Malaysia Airlines.
NOTE: The period over Easter, from Good Friday to the following Bank holiday (and sometimes beyond), is a major holiday in the Philippines as is Christmas and New Year. There may be some difficulty booking a flight during these periods.
Approximate flight times: From Manila to London is 16 hours; to Paris is 14 hours 10 minutes; to Los Angeles is 14 hours 25 minutes; to New York is 17 hours 30 minutes; to Singapore is 3 hours; to Hong Kong is 1 hour 40 minutes; to Bangkok is 2 hours 35 minutes; to Tokyo is 5 hours 15 minutes and to Sydney is 8 hours.
International airports: Ninoy Aquino (MNL) is 12km (7 miles) southeast of Manila. Airport facilities include banks, post office, medical clinic, baggage deposit area, duty-free shops and car hire. Bus and taxi services are available to the city (travel time - 15 minutes). Mactan International Airport (NOP) (Cebu Island) is 45km (28 miles) from the city centre. Hotels and tour operators provide their own coaches; taxis can be hired.
Departure tax: P550 for international departures. Children under two years of age and transit passengers are exempt.
SEA: Manila is a major seaport, a crossroads of trade in the Asia-Pacific region. Shipping lines which call at Manila include American President Lines, Eastern Shipping Lines, Premier Shipping Lines, Lloyd Triestino and Evergreen Lines. Schedules and rates are listed in the shipping pages of daily newspapers.
Manila encounters the maximum amount of rainfall during the months of June to October when typhoons can also hit. The hottest month is usually May with the coldest in January.
Cofradia dela Immaculada Concepcion
The Cofradia holds an annual procession for all Marian images around the country every 1st Sunday of December in Intramuros.
- Religious Travel
Sari sari store
A Typical retail small stores that caters to a neighborhood community’s daily needs... you'll gonna saw lots of this around the town.
Male area female area
in every LRT station there are these signs indicating male area and female area.
in practice, it's ok to mix your gender.
Another speciality, the buko pie, is indeed a hot pie made with fresh coconuts...
Colette is apparently a well known brand of shop where to buy it from...
- Food and Dining
Visit a Modern Church
Well, fairly modern, anyway. This is the interior of the Saint Andrew the Apostle Church in Bel Air, Makati City.
Look up from time to time...
Inside churches, that is... This is the ceiling inside San Agustin Church. Not quite the Sistine Chapel, but beautiful just the same.
The Feast of the Black Nazarene
Held every 9th of January in Quiapo, Manila. Ten of thousands devotees from all walks of life attend the procession in honor of the Black Nazarene.
Feast of the Black Nazarene – Quiapo, Manila
A grand fiesta centered on the 200 year old image of the Nazarene Countless barefooted men strive to touch or carry the image during the procession
Shopping is great in here,...
Shopping is great in here, the photo shows inside the mall....A cheap area for shopping....;-)
Filipinos enjoy visiting as...
Filipinos enjoy visiting as often as possible, especially in the small villages, visits are often unannounced. However, in urban residents visits are less frequent and more planned.
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