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Sep 21, 2005 - Manila..Philippines

So now I left Taiwan and am touring Manila and the areas nearby. Manila is still suffering from heavy poverty with lots of begging children and mothers. There are tons of nursing schools and the graduates almost always go for jobs in the US. And they are supporting two or three families back home. There are a lot of scams and con artists here. I spilled a coke at Mc D, and a man came to help me. He recognized me from my hotel he said and that he was a recetionist there. He looked exactly like the man behind the counter when I checked in....

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Jul 25, 2005 - Philipines

So we left Seoul on Wednesday headed for Manila. Once we arrived in Manila we had to take a local taxi from the international airport to the domestic aiport. Saw a couple Jeepneys along the way, honestly the craziest public transportation vehicle on earth. They look like giant chrome circus cars. But rather than teams of clowns climbing out of these things, you see ten person families complete with chickens and god knows what else. Anyway we caught a flight from Manila to Caticlan on a tiny 16 passenger, twin prop plane. Once we touched...

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May 30, 2005 - Manila -- Class Begins

Arrived in Manila on Sunday night. Manila is a rush of sounds and sites and smells. It is very humid here and about 98 degrees. Not all that different from New Orleans. Allen and I are staying at a guesthouse run by an American woman and owned by Conservative Baptists. It is comfortable and homey. Yesterday, we got up fairly early and had breakfast at the guesthouse. There are several other folks staying there; I think they are all involved in teaching somewhere here in Manila. Several are teaching modules at the Alliance Seminary...as...

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May 29, 2005 - In Manila

So yesterday I thought I would sit quietly in my room and watch TV and read. But of course, I have to eat. And the hotel has rubbish food. So I went to the restaurant opposite the hotel. Just across the road. And then it started raining. It rained so much that the road flooded. How long could I sit there? So finally I got up to go back and I had to wade through knee deep water - I couldnt believe it. Of course my bandage was all wet - but so much water??? This morning not a drop of water on the roads!!! Just testing to see if I can do...

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May 9, 2005 - filipinas-manila-taal

hello gente!!!! ya estamos en la capital filipina oooooeeeeehh!!!! del aeropuerto nos hemos desplazado al barrio de Malate, donde tras checkear algunos zulos, ke decian ke eran habitaciones, asustados nos kedamos en la primera ke habiamos visto ke por lo menos tenia luz. la ciudad de manila es ruidosa, da un poco de miedo y el calor es pegajoso.a la noche salimos en busca de algo para comer y al final nos kedamos en un japo, ke no era nada caro, y nos pusimos de makis hasta el ..... la encargada del local estaba casada con un filipino ke...

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Apr 13, 2005 - Manila, Philippines

I am curious in what the Philippines has to offer as a destination. I originally booked this destination as a wild card. All I knew of this place is that they used to have a huge American Air Base here, which was abandoned after the nearby Mount Pinatobo erupted, causing massive destruction. I also knew that there was supposed to be good diving here and that Manila was a vast, cosmopolitan city. I originally planned for a month here, which is what is really needed to get out to the Islands and explore the Philippines, but after seeing...

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Feb 24, 2005 - Manila, Philippines

A beautiful country, but we did not see it! We could not go into Manila because they do not accept cruise ships, anymore. Our ship stopped in Subic Bay, Philippines because we had 140 crew members that were getting off the ship to be reunited with their families. It was heartwarming to witness these reunions. Some of these people had been away for 8 months. These gentle people are very warm and friendly. When our country abandoned the navy base in Subic Bay, we left 8 billion dollars worth of infrastructure behind. Today, all that is left...

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Feb 7, 2005 - Manila

Fuer viele sind die Philippinen eine reine Badeferiendestination. Wir kombinierten den Badespass mit einer kleineren "Land, Leute und Kulturreise" in dem wir die Reisterassen im Norden der Insel Luzon besuchten. Wir sind ja nun erprobte Busfahrer, so dachten wir zumindest. Von Manila aus gings mit einer Lotterkiste ueber Nacht nach Banaue. Die Strassen waren ganz in Ordnung, nur leider sehr kurvenreich, aeusserst kurvenreich (so etwa wie Ilanz - Obersaxen und das 6 Stunden lang). Die Busfahrer kommen dadurch recht in Schwitzen, vielleicht...

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