Manila has an interesting colonial history and is rapidly becoming a modern city. A great place to see the contrast is at Fort Santiago, the historic, Spanish colonial fortress, with a view across the Pasig River onto the skyline of the city!
To plan your own trip to Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, start with my Destination Guide Manila!
Emirates is a popular airline, known for their great service and they usually charge a premium for that service. Currently they are running a great sale for flights from Manila, Philippines to Europe and the Middle East with fares as low as $589 in Economy Class. Even more attractive are business class fares from as little as $1,529 – that’s … Continue reading
Updated 2020: Grab is the uber of South East Asia, offering ride hail services, food delivery and courier services, and since the acquisition of uber, your only choice to hail a ride in Manila! And while it was certainly inspired by uber, it has made adjustments to the local needs and using the service is a little different. Check out … Continue reading
The Philippine Department of Transportation has signed a contract with San Miguel Corporation, a local conglomerate, to build the New Manila International Airport in Bulacan for an estimated $14 Billion. It is expected to break ground later this year, with the first phase to open in 4-5 years. Future phases will bring 4 runways and accommodate up to 100 million … Continue reading
Manila’s NAIA airport is one of the most congested in Asia. It’s operating well beyond its design capacity of 30 million passengers, having served 45 million passengers in 2018! This is showing in crowded terminals and never-ending delays. Proposals for expansion have been discussed for years and it looks like there is finally some progress! … Continue reading
The Bayleaf Intramuros offers a perfect location to see Manila’s Spanish colonial history in the old town on a stopover in the Philippine’s capital city. You can walk the city walls, visit Fort Santiago and see beautiful churches, without having to fight Manila’s horrendous traffic. Rooms are stylish and modern and you get great views from the rooftop bar and … Continue reading
Manila is the most important sight of Spanish colonial history in Asia and a stroll along the centuries-old fortress walls, the sight of old bastions surrounded by parks makes for a wonderful day of relaxed sightseeing. Throw in a beautiful church, some delicious Filipino food and friendly service and you have the making of a great visit!
Check out my Perfect Stopover Itinerary Manila Intramuros for a weekend visit or a short stop-over on a visit to the beautiful island beaches of the Philippines!
The Philippine islands of Boracay, El Nido and Palawan are some of the most beautiful and popular islands in the world, inviting millions of visitors to the white-sand beaches, warm waters and famous Filipino hospitality. And while most visitors fly through the country’s primary airport in Manila, few take the time to see the nation’s capital city – and that’s … Continue reading
Updated 2019: Manila is a fun city without countless flights, so getting there is easy. Arriving at the busy NAIA airport with its four spread out terminals can be overwhelming and getting around the city of more than 12 million people is time consuming. So, check out my tips how to get there, how to get from Manila airport to … Continue reading
Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) long had a reputation for being one of the worst. After the new’ish international terminal 3 opened and the old international terminal 1 received some renovation work, it’s now Philippine Airline’s terminal 2 turn to get updated. While this is not the major expansion PAL announced previously, it’s a long overdue update that should … Continue reading