20 Fun facts you didn’t know about the Philippines

As tourists, we often visit a country’s most instagramable sights and attractions without actually learning much about the local culture and engaging with its people. I’m currently in my fifth month of living in the Philippines and throughout my time in Manila, I’ve noticed many quirks and differences compared to what life is like back […]

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Is Manila the most Instabramable city in SE Asia?

Stood facing a sky-high building a plethora of colours stare back at you so brightly they could be a mirage. Arms stretched high like a bird showcasing its wings, your head clocks to one side as your hip pops into pose at the sound of the camera shutter. You already have the perfect musical lyric […]

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Manila’s most common misconceptions dispelled

“Tourists should avoid Manila.” With over 7,000 islands on offer most people who visit the Philippines are advised to fly into Manila and then leave elsewhere as soon as possible. This means the capital is often overlooked and has been dubbed as nothing more than a layover for tourists. While it may not be for […]

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Philippines: Meet Manila

If you’ve ever discussed visiting Manila, the Philippine’s bustling capital and the biggest city in South East Asia, then chances are you were told to leave as soon as you landed. Its infamous traffic jams and crazy crowds have branded the metropolis as merely a layover on the way to one of 7,000 islands thought […]

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