Globetrotters love to tell stories of how they survived a bus trip in a developing country, crammed not only with people but also with chickens and piglets, with passengers sitting on the rooftop, and with a reckless driver who never slows down, no matter how sharply the road bends. In reality, bus tripping in the Philippines is more comfortable and secure than that, but it can be an adventure nevertheless.
Leading through ash-covered wastelands, rocky valleys, over creeks in spate and through lush forests, the trip to Mount Pinatubo is an epic, adventurous journey – but one that can be done in just one day, starting and ending in Manila.
Aptly named, Hilik Boutique Hostel's name is based on the Filipino word "Hilik" which means "to snore".
If you find shopping in Manila's malls too stressful or if you are looking for special deals and promos, the Internet offers quite some opportunities.
Located in Clark, Pampanga, Nayong Pilipino offers cultural and historic tours of the Philippines in one venue. If it's your first time in the Philippines and can't really go around the country in one visit, this is a good first stop.
Welcome to the Jungle! When visiting the Pagsanjan Waterfalls (official name is 'Magdapio Falls') in the province of Laguna, the journey leading there is just as exciting as the cascade itself.
Dinosaurs Island in Clark is a fun destination for parents and their children. If you're a kid at heart or someone who loves dinosaurs, it may be time to schedule a visit to Clark.
124 little islands, beautiful beaches, snorkeling, and just a few hours away from Metro Manila. Hundred Islands may just be the perfect weekend destination for Megacitizens!
Itching to go swimming or attend a beach party? There is no need to hop on a plane because you can have some outdoor fun in Mindoro - an island paradise near the Megacity.
Planning to travel around the Philippines? You will need these smart travel hacks to avoid stress during your Philippine adventure. Smart vacation hacks numbers 9 and 20 are crucial.
The Megacity Manila is the capital of a developing country, a tropical developing country. It therefore qualifies to either a) do some volunteer work or b) take your backpack and climb the caves of Sagada, enjoy the Pristine beaches of Bohol or listen to some of the best live music on Earth in the Megacity itself. The Megacity is a hub for Backpackers and Volunteers, some of who are pursuing these tasks in the whole of Southeast Asia.
Trains are the fastest but certainly not the most convenient way to travel long distances in the Megacity. There are five railway lines in Metro Manila: PNR Southrail and Northrail, LRT 1 and 2, and MRT 3.
Buses are the true kings of the road in Metro Manila. They ply the major roads as well as the highways. They have seating for 50 to 60 people but in full capacity, which is standard during rush hour, they can accommodate 100 people. Here is all you should know about riding the bus in and around the Megacity.
Jeepneys are a uniquely Filipino means of public transportation. They are the most inexpensive mode of transport in Metro Manila as well as in the provinces. Individually designed with colorful images and patterns, the jeepney has become an icon of Pinoy culture.
Travelling in the Philippines is a delight since you will find tourist hotspots such as Boracay as well as many places rarely visited by tourists. With 7,107 islands in the tropical destination, there are lots of places to see, from the windy Batanes Islands in the very north to popular Palawan and Bohol to parts of Mindanao in the south. We compiled the most marvellous islands, exciting hiking trails, fascinating natural wonders, and cultural heritage sites of the Philippines for you.
Thanks to its cool climes and beautiful natural landscapes, the city of Baguio is one of the favorite weekend getaways among Manileños. Tourism in the area is usually at its peak during the summer months and the holidays.
The country around the Megacity has everything you could wish for, from sandy beaches to breath-taking mountains, from pristine water to untouched deep jungle. As the archipelago consists of 7107 islands (give or take some during high-tide and low-tide), it is almost a necessity to hop on a plane from time to time to reach your destination.
With 7,107 islands, the Philippines is popular among those who love the beach, the scenic countryside or tropical mountains. It is a prime destination for vacation, no matter if you look for diving, tanning, party or trekking. Tourism in the country is not as big as it used to be, though, since it is no longer an Asian hub for nightlife. However, a huge number of tourists from over the world still go to the Philippines for leisure and increasingly for its amazing natural wonders.
If there is one thing that Filipinos have mastered (apart from being some of the kindest people on Earth) it is knowing how to spend their free-time. Leisure is definitely not a problem to obtain in the Megacity Manila. No matter if you like travelling, watching movies, singing karaoke, hanging out with friends over an ice-cold beer, playing laser tag, going to the beach for a day, or spent your hard-earned money shopping: you will definitely be happy to be there.
The Megacitizens guide for moving to Manila, from booking a flight and packing your things to finding a job and making new friends.
Malate´s Hostel 1632 is a well-equipped hotel ideal for those who come to the Megacity for its nightlife and for the tourist attractions.
The bullet planting scam is a con where unscrupulous airport personnel drop ammunition into the luggage of unsuspecting travelers. These travelers are later extorted for exorbitant amounts of money, according to reports.