Cebu is the Philippines’ second-largest city and the center of the Vissayas region, though it has a large gap in infrastructure development from Manila. Roads and building here are quite poor (except perhaps for one modern shopping mall and surrounding business park), and there isn’t much to do unless you use it as a gateway […]

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Manila was a very pleasant surprise. Despite what you might hear about it, the city is a hidden gem with contrasts of colonial history and urban modernity. There are areas comparable to old Central American cities as well as areas on par with the nicer parts of Los Angeles! Manila has done well to grow […]

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