Saturday, June 8, 2013

Riding a Jeepney in Manila!

I've headed to Manila, Philippines all sponsored by Cebu Pacific Air, Visa & Agoda as I emerged the winner of the Cebu Pacific Air Juan Blogger contest which made me the first Cebu Pacific Air Blogger Ambassador. 

I've blogged a lil about my trip already, and you can read it here: http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/06/my-first-all-expense-paid-trip-to.html

Continuing in this post is the places I went to at Manila.

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Riding a Jeepney, what is that? It is basically a form of public transport in Philippines which the locals normally use. the fare starts from 8 pesos (about RM0.50) depending on the distance you go. As for basic words, you use "Bayan" which means I want to pay my fare, and "Para" which means driver please stop. 

Joy & Giselle brought Eileen, Alfred & Myself to ride our first jeepney. luckily, it wasn't packed and we practically had the whole jeepney to ourselves. It was a short and brief ride, but well, I can finally say, I RODE A JEEPNEY! 

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Eileen, Alfred & Myself






We headed over for Divisoria & Binondo, which is basically the Flea market & China Town. At Divisoria, just imagine its soooooo cheap when you can get clothes from 30 pesos (RM2.50) and above! its crazy! 

We couldn't really blend in because of Alfred's skin colour as its so recognizable he is a foreigner, so we decided to head over to Binondo faster as it is not really safe for tourist to visit Divisoria

And as for China Town, we had some popular snacks in the area with some regular sightseeing. have a look at some of the pictures!

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The Church of Binondo

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such a beautiful interior of the church

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Chinatown with Eileen!

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Massive Cabling in China Town

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Local veggie vendors

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Whenever you go to Binondo, you've gotta try this! as its recommended by CNN *lol*

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Eng Bee Tin

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Hopia! 





Funny thing, We were driving around, and I saw one of Philippines University, which is Philippines NORMAL University. Then now I'm thinking. where do CRAZY AND ABNORMAL people like me go to? HAHA

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We headed over for Giselle's house to get some light tea time, as seriously, Filipinos have so many meals in a day! its like you literally never stop eating. Breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, after lunch, tea time, dinner, supper and second supper. CRAZY! but its my heaven! =)

Giselle's mom cooked some "tea time" for us which are delicacies such as:

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Sticky rice with Brown Sugar

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Fried Glass Noodles






We headed for the National Museum & Art Gallery, where there were loads of historical artworks and fixtures from the past being displayed there. One way to know a country better, do a bit of research on Google, and head over to their Museums! We managed to get student rate *teehee* and well it was way cheaper for us to get in and about!

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The National Museum

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Some pieces of history

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This painting is scary, but yet so artistic at the same time!

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And the statue cries NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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artworks

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This is Dr Jose Rizal, Nationalist which was executed. you can read it in my 1st blog post

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The SPERM whale. yes I took this picture for a reason =P



That's all for this post! I'll be updating on my final post soon! and you're gonna be in for a treat! as I took the challenge of eating the Balut! Stay tuned!

Read about my other Philippine adventures here:

Manila Trip:
http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/06/my-first-all-expense-paid-trip-to.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/06/riding-jeepney-in-manila.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/06/the-balut-challenge-taal-volcano.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/05/awesome-dessert-halo-halo.html

Cebu Trip:
http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/08/my-trip-to-cebu-philippines.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/07/cebus-lechon-baboi.html

Boracay Trip:
http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/01/boracay-getaway-awesome-beaches-and.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/01/flying-skies-sinking-deep-below-ocean.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/12/have-you-ever-tried-delicious-jonas.html

Palawan Trip
http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/03/exploring-palawans-city-with-crocodiles.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/04/the-ultimate-zipline-camwhore-and.html

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