Archive for the 'Philippines' Category

How to see the Hanging Coffins in Sagada, The Philippines

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
The Hanging Coffins of Sagada, The Philippines (click to enlarge)

After the previous debacle of having to pay 20 pesos just to enter Sagada, I was now being asked to pay 200 for a guide to the hanging coffins. I looked at Lu and surrendered. We paid, and headed off down the main town road past a quaint church I remembered what it was like… Continue reading more »

Traveling to Sagada via a mudslide and ending up in a brothel

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
Mudslide on the way to Sagada (click to enlarge)

Manila to Sagada We left Manila quite early on fairly nice bus. The open window was my air-con in the rising heat, as Lu sat on the other side of the window shivering. It was only open a crack, and still I sweated as I watched the hawkers outside. I’d heard from other tourists about… Continue reading more »

Taking a date to the Mall of Asia

Friday, November 14th, 2008
Riding in a Manila Jeepney (click to enlarge)

My newly introduced travel partner, Lu Lu, was beautiful. Names aside, the Philippines certainly do have beautiful girls. Lu worked in advertising, and was just about to start off in a new firm. She was all for traveling to the North. And I was glad I passed the first Filipino test of saying I like… Continue reading more »

Why do Filipinos love shopping malls so much?

Saturday, April 12th, 2008
Traffic in the Philippines, not that bad, unless you live there (click to enlarge)

Sucat – Manilla, a district in near the airport Now firmly settled in a nice little cockroach free hotel in Sucat, Manila, I started to venture out for the first time. Not such a good thing for my Filipino buddy Vince. I was hoping for more today. It was the capital, so I wasn’t expecting… Continue reading more »

Manila, Philippines, not a bad place apart from the hotels

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Travel Journal Overview – The Philippines: After the first flight in a long time, and a new country I arrived in the Philippines. Like all good pre-departures people had filled my head with horror stories about Manila. Big, grid locked traffic, pollution, thieves, dirty and just about the worst place you would want to be.… Continue reading more »