Exploring Manila

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We had a friend fly into Manila and join us after we returned from El Nido. I was able to explore a little more of Manila Proper with her. On our first day, we went in with our friend to work and hung out around the Fort Bonifacio street area. We sipped coffee and planned what we would do in the next few days and explored the fruit stalls at Market Market. In the afternoon, we paid a visit to the Ayalla museum to check out the gold exhibit and the impressive collection of Amorsolo paintings.

The next day, we headed to C.R.I.B.S. in the morning, in Quezon City. It is an orphangage and residential home for unwanted children. They also provide a home for sexually abused girls. We were able to learn a lot about the organization and meet some of the kids and girls. To learn more about C.R.I.B.S., visit http://cribsfoundation.org/.

It was late morning, and we headed toward Manila Cathedral. We had planned to take a walking tour of the area, so headed in that direction. Chinatown is nearby, so before the walking tour started, we wandered around the confusing and busy streets and found some lunch.

It was a long day, but we ended it with a delicious dinner at Bistro Remedios.
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