Relaxing in Manila
Trip Start Oct 08, 2008
22Trip End Dec 09, 2008
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We left Bangkok in November 11, flying Royal Brunei Airlines to the Philippines. It was a roundabout trip with a stopover in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei. This Muslim country is on the island of Sarawak, has a population of less than 400,000, and because of oil resources is one of the richest countries in Asia. Had we planned better, it would have been a learning experience to spend a few days here.
During the past week we have been staying with our friend Dale in Manila. He has a large apartment in a highrise in Makati City. Makati is the business and financial district and generally better off than other areas We are close to tens of world class restaurants and lots of shopping. Of particular note is the huge Greenbelt shopping complex, about a 10 minute walk from the apartment
In a day or so we are off to the tourist town of Tagaytay, and will report from there.