Manila

IMG_1242.JPGOn our way to Fort Santiago while exploring Manila. This street is just outside of our hostel

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IMG_1244.JPG“Jeepneys are of origin old American jeeps. They were used in the war against the Japanese army who occupied  the Philippines during several years. After the Japanese army was defeated and the American military mission was completed, the jeeps were left by ten thousands on the islands in the Philippines.

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IMG_1248.JPGFinally got on a Jeepney! 8.50 pesos

IMG_1249.JPGJust looking at the metro map..

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IMG_1254.JPGOutside of the bus station. Traffic is bad here

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IMG_1263.JPGWalking through Rizal Park

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IMG_1287.JPGManila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica

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IMG_1284.JPGI forget what this church is called but apparently if you wish to get married here, you must book one year in advance!! But then again… a lot of popular locations are like that I guess =d

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IMG_1290.JPGFirst time trying halo halo at Chowking! We were doing so much walking I just had to mention that I need some halo halo! Much better than I expected 🙂

IMG_1296.JPGWalking to Fort Santiago!

IMG_1299.JPGFort Santiago

IMG_1301.JPGRizal’s statue I believe. Representing when he was locked in there

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IMG_1305.JPGDungeon

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IMG_1307.JPGWe were trying to find the best way and best rate for us to get to Manila Bay

IMG_1319.JPGIMG_1327.JPGOverlooking the Manila Bay while eating a burrito from Army Navy

IMG_1328.JPGLol. Cockfighting

IMG_1339.JPGFree breakfast at the hostel. Pancakes and eggs are made every Tuesday. Feeling loved and appreciated with the heart shaped pancakes 🙂

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IMG_1358.JPGNight market that’s in front of our hostel

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IMG_1372.JPGSo colourful!

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IMG_1391.JPGI can’t believe there is a bubble tea shop right below my hostel!!!

IMG_1413.JPGHeading home.. Can’t believe there is airport tax that I have to pay in order to proceed to my gate :S

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