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 Philippines Manilla  20/04/2016

Today I flew from Kota Kinabalu to Brunei and from there to Manilla in the Philippines., After arriving here I have to find my way first because it is a big town,. And also very hectic and a lot of traffic. So in the afternoon I walked a little in the neighborhood to get a feeling. Also went to a bar to have a beer on my brothers health after all it is his birthday to day. The evening I went to a food market to have dinner. There was a band playing, a little to loud for me so when finished with the food and beer I went back to the guesthouse were I write this. I am trying to get an iternary for my trip across the Philippines.

After a first night sleeping in Manila I started early like normal I got awake at 05.00. I start to dislike myself because of that. But a wake is a wake. So i went out side at 5.30 to see what is going on here this early. And already a lot of people out on the street. Going to work, setting up there little shop, or just sleeping there. I have seen more beggars in a day than in the whole of Malaysia. Over here also many street kids just living out there. They come begging and my heart brakes but I am not giving them any money because that will only make them beggars for the rest of there life. One of the means of transport is a jeepney, a big taxi for 23 people. Sounds like a bus but is is not.

Jeepney High rises next to my hostel A part of my Hostel
Early morning breakfast place for locals Some people sleeping on the street

After I had my breakfast I went in to town to see a walled part of the city. This is partly a rebuilt part of a 300 year old fortified part of the town. I walked the wall a bit and then I went inside to find some churches and enjoy the relative quietness of that part of this huge city.

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Tricycle for hire an other means of transport There is a golf track out side the wall Place to view and to shoot the enemy
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Armoured truck jou see a lot of them just as police st Augustine Church
Inside the St Augustine a place for the monks to rest and enjoy
A present given by a wealthy family  the face and hands are from Ivory
The church also host a museum of relious art
Crucifixes brought from Mexico
Rich peoples burried in the church
On opf the nicely carved doors
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The squire littered with metal
Elections in may so people demonstrating
Just sleeping just nice
Huge diplay of the suffering of the Phillipines
Jeepney
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