AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Manila: Day 2


Posted on Feb 10, 2014

Today we planned to see lots of the city as our first full day Manila had been a disappointment and we had seen nowhere near as much as we’d hoped. We woke about 9 ish and went to have breakfast. The hostel was tiny, not at all equipped for the number of rooms or guests it could accommodate. The kitchen had a small table with 4 stools around it. There was a toaster with some bread on the side, along with a coffee machine. Basic....

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Manila: Day 1


Posted on Feb 10, 2014

Our first morning in Manila wasn’t so great. We had only eaten snacks the night before so we wanted to find some food and we needed an ATM because we had no Philippine Pesos. We wandered around the shopping mall which was next to the hotel. Unfortunately, the only food places it had was American style burger places, pizza restaurants and then the usual KFC, Pizza Hut, McDonalds. We picked the least worst option and had McDonalds...

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Nong Khai to Manila


Posted on Feb 7, 2014

The train left Nong Khai at 18:15. We had arrived at the station early and spent almost an hour sitting in the carriage. Each carriage sleeps about 36, but for most of the time there was only about 6 other people in the carriage. Lucky us we were thinking, a nice peaceful journey back to Bangkok. Only one thing disturbed us as we sat waiting to depart and that was an overwhelming stench of super strong pee. Someone had been to the...

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