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We haven't forgotten the locals because they are Megacitizens too! Most of the people living in Megacity Manila are locals from all over the country. You can easily identify those born in the Megacity and those from outside Manila by asking them which province they are from. If they come from the province it basically means that they were born somewhere else and moved to the capital. Locals living in Manila are in average more liberal, more open-minded and have a higher proficiency in English compared to those living in other parts of the country.

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Looking to live in a tropical paradise? The Philippines is a popular destination for retirees. Find out why. 

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A collection of traveling-, living- and working experiences from different Megacitizens who decided to explore the Megacity Manila and everything around it.

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Megacitizens do not only come together for a Stammtisch in Manila but also in other parts of the world to talk about Manila. How it is referred to might be different but in the end the question is the same for everybody: "When are we going back to Manila?"

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One fine Saturday I felt the urge to leave Makati behind and go up north of the Megacity, where you find some green oases such as the campus of UP Diliman and the Quezon Circle. Traffic on EDSA was quite heavy, so I decided to take the the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) for the first time.

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That initial separation stage when the plane takes off is what pains the most, much like the snapping of a rubber band – quick, sudden, and gone. But all worries disappear when that final connecting plane landed in Bremen Airport. The prospect of a warm shower and a cozy bed in 9⁰C spring temperature helped me muster that last bit of energy to transport my luggage to the flat where I’ll stay.

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Today I learned a valuable lesson: always pay your Meralco bill on or before the due date!

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'My credo back then was: if I don't get out of the city every two- to three weeks, I go nuts'

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'Every town in the city has its own character with its unique bars, restaurants and feel. So, it does not really differ from the cities and Hotspots in Manila'

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'I keep postponing my return flight. Once Manila gets you, it won't let you go easily'

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