When I was in Manila, it rained non-stop during the evenings … So, all my exploring was only during the day-time. Wherever I looked, there were the unique Jeepneys. Each Jeepney has its own “personality”, in terms of colors and the extra fittings. One could see the Colonial architecture all around. And souvenirs … Wow! I went to town buying bags and bags of souvenirs.
Being a little careful in what I eat (I typically refrain from fried food, sodas, red meats Etc.), I must say the cuisine was a bit disappointing … Also, I like some heat (Spice!) in my food. I did try most of the dishes though.
I had fun discussing Basketball (NBA, for E.g.) and Manny Pacquiao with my local colleagues. I could sense that there were a lot of sports fans around.