"MABUHAY" City of Manila by terps94
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MABUHAY!!...that means welcome in Tagalog which is the officical language in my homeland of Philippines. It's compromise of more than 7,000 islands and only around 3500 of them are inhabited.
( all those islands and I didnt learn how to swim, hey I lived in the city)
I was born in Manila , the capital of the country. It is the seat of goverment administration, business center and most of all the shopping arcades. The term urban jungle really applies to this city just for the fact that driving is an adventure (if you're not using your car horn then you're not driving in Manila) and you see buildings all the over the place.Within this urban sprawl you will still find old historical sites that dates back from the Spanish occupation of the Island so you have a good mix of old and the new.
Some of my family still live here to include my mom and my 3 sisters. | also have sister that lives in Australia and brother in California. So basically I used them as a reason to travel but don't tell them that.
I requested to be station in Japan so I can be closer to my family in the Philippines but due to some traveling restrictions from work I didn't get to visit my family until I was on my way back to the US. It so nice to be around family and friends again and this trip is extra special because I get to meet my 3 month old niece. Like they said there is no place like home
- Pros:full of history and easy access to the nightlife
- Cons:Offensive driving comes into mind
- In a nutshell:a good blend of old and the new
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