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Step 79/82: Philippines - Manila

Manila photo by Sylvain Heber-suffrin

About Manila

Manila is not really a city for backpackers in the sense that it is very expensive (a dirty guest-house is minimum 10 dollars for a night) and it is a big shopping mall in itself. That being said, you will definitely have to go through this city if you want to explore the rest of the Philippines. I would suggest that you do not spend more than one day which will give you plenty of time to see what there is to see! Most people say it is a dangerous city and you will see many shops with a guard who carries a shotgun with him (literally!), however we never got worried, even when we were wondering around the city with our backpacks at 4 o’clock in the morning.
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Traveling time: 6 hours

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