Collected by Robin Simon
1000 Jose P Laurel Sr, San Miguel, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
This was a very informative tour of a beautiful building, its furnishings, the governmental rooms and the presidential museum. We even sat on some of the furniture - maybe because the president was out of the country at the time! The museum gives...
Roxas Blvd Ermita, Barangay 666 Zone 72, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines
Rizal Park provides a nice breath of fresh air in the very bustling megacity of Manila. Many/most/all? cities in the Philippines have at least one park, monument, etc. in memory of national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. The park was designed by Chicago...
1990 Roxas Boulevard, Manila City, Metro Manila, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila, Philippines
Manila is known for its spectacular sunsets and the view from the Sofitel is hard to beat! You can stay at this 5-star luxury hotel for about the same cost as a 3-star hotel in many major US cities. Go for it and treat yourself. I took this shot...
Baguio, Benguet, Philippines
The jeepney can be considered the "national vehicle" of the Philippines. These brightly-decorated car-bus combos can be found throughout the country, in cities large and small. Each ones seats 8-12 passengers. Although there are specific routes,...
Taal Volcano, Talisay, Philippines
Located in Tagaytay in Luzon, just an hour and a half by car from Manila, Taal Volcano has a complex and unique landscape and offers one of the most picturesque views in the Philippines. Taal Lake is a freshwater lake that partly fills the Taal...
Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines
Guidebooks and locals recommend seeing this, but it has clearly seen better days. The park has picnic tables and some gift shops but the building that formerly housed restaurants and performance spaces is practically in ruins. You can take some...
The Landmark Building, Ayala Center, Makati Ave, Makati, 1200 Metro Manila, Philippines
Jollibee is the ubiquitous fast food chain found throughout the Phillippines. There's something for everyone - burgers, fried chicken, spaghetti and more. Of course everything comes with that blob of rice that's at every Filipino meal. Oh..and...
Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines
Intramuros plays an important part to our country's history and it is one of the popular destinations for a visitor to our hometown. It is the oldest district and is called the Walled City. Historically, it is the seat of the Spanish government...
666 Behind Quirino Grandstand, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines
Take the kids here for a nice break, especially when it's really hot outside. There are many different sealife-based attractions and shows, including this exhibit that makes you almost feel like you're swimming along! (My favorite was the Jellies...