Tag Archives: Manila

Malling

In Manila the mall has taken over from the shopping street. Sure, as you drive around you see plenty of streets lined with shops. But you soon find that walking to the shops is an almost impossible proposition, mainly because … Continue reading

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A walk in the park

I feel apologetic in saying this, but I’m always rather disappointed by Luneta Park. Particularly after the well maintained and immaculately tended gardens of Fort Santiago, Luneta Park (nowadays officially known as Rizal Park) feels tired and rather worn at … Continue reading

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Within the walls

I have previously written of the significance of the national hero Jose Rizal. On Saturday we visited the shrine of the great man at Fort Santiago. Fort Santiago, which guards the entrance of the Pasig River, lies at the northwestern … Continue reading

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Manila

We’re in Manila for a few days and what an extraordinary city it is. With numerous centres but no real heart, Manila is chaotic, dirty, exciting and surprising – all at once. From an infrastructural point of view the city … Continue reading

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Pinoy ‘Monopoly’!

As we often fill an idle moment or two playing Monopoly, Nat was happy to find the Philippine Edition in a toyshop yesterday. The main difference from old skool Monopoly is the inclusion of a ‘Speed Die’, which I presume … Continue reading

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A long day

It’s now 24 hours since we arrived in Cebu, the city known as the ‘Queen of the South’ and the gateway to the Visayas. Unfortunately I left Mary Ann’s laptop in Manila, so for the time being I’m blogging from … Continue reading

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Itinerary, what itinerary?

Blogging today from the church office during a break from pre-sabbatical paper shuffling. Usually it’s quiet on a Saturday, but not today, because it’s Church Anniversary tomorrow at Archway and there’s plenty of activity. Anyhow… posting our itinerary a few … Continue reading

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