On my last trip in June 2005, not much has change but there is noticably a few new establishments in town. Last biggest thing to arrive when I was there was the addition of Chow King restaurant. A fast food restaurant with chinese dishes with a filipino flavor. There was no taxis available when I was there and the most popular way to get around was either by jeepney or tricycles. But the best thing about this little inconvenience is that walking around the city is not a chore and is quite enjoyable. I did this a lot during my stay and walking despite the country's weather was a good experience.
Fondest memory: On of my fondest memories is trying to fit in with the locals. On Sunday evening's, there is always a concert or band playing in the Grandstand in Luneta Park. Which is located across of San Nicholas Church and Jerry Food-ar-ama. During the hot summer it was a great place for me and the misis to cool off and enjoy the free entertainment while snacking on the many snack vendors hanging around the park. A small cone of mango or ube ice cream and slice semi-ripened green mango for P5.00 was hard to turn down.
Favorite thing: Its in Ceniza Heights, 3 km away from the city proper. A lot of devotees converge here every January.