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November 7th, 2007 – by: AdsAims
Well we've just about finished our 2nd day in Manila. The weather was a bit nicer for us today!
We spent yesterday wondering around Rizal Park - its a massive park near Manilla bay which is named after a Filipino hero who was executed there. There was a lovely little butterfly house - not many butterflies but I got a good pic of a big one! We then went to Intramurous which is an old spanish walled city within Manila where all the higher classes (i.e the spanish at the time) lived. There is a lovely cathedral and a fort with a moat which you can explore. And we did. We had lunch in this really old spanish manision which Imdela Marcos renovated - full of old antiques and stuff!
This morning we visited Manila Zoo which is only a 10min walk from our lovely hotel.
This afternoon we visited Makati (which is the business district of the city) and had a walk around one of the massive shopping malls (Adam loved this part!). Got a taxi back which took ages in the Manila traffic which is crazy.
We leave Manila tomorrow morning to catch a flight to another Island called Palawan where we will be staying for a while. Hopefully we'll be soaking up some sun there!
PS I want to just tell you how friendly the people are over here - even if they aren't trying to sell you anything! When we walked into the starbucks (which I know I keep mentining but we have only been in there once!) ALL the staff greeted us and when we ordered our drinks they asked our names - which we thought was a bit odd - and when your drink is ready they say "Coffee for Amy"!!! I love it!!! Even the policemen carrying big guns say hello as you pass them in the street! Great!
Bye for now
Amy (and Adam of course!)
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