Trip Start Apr 16, 2008
55Trip End Apr 15, 2009
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Anyway, I got stuck in on day two and did a big walking tour of the city. This took me by the old markets, the church of the Black Nazarine, Chinatown, Intramuros and the Promenade and despite some weary feet I got my bearings a bit better. I took another day investigating the Cultural Centre of the Philippines (built by Marcos) and also visited Fort Santiago and some old Spanish colonial buildings. Overall some days of culture after a while partying with the lads.
Apart from one more attempted scam (which now that I am experienced I was able to recognise and neutralise), Manila is a lot safer than it looks and has a reputation to be. Although there are private security guys one every corner with rifles now that I think of it. Anyway I survived.
As I knew I'd be back in town again at least once I headed up to North Luzon after a few days. Next stop Banauae.