(For Filipino Only) in metro manila area only....

@roniroxas (10576)
Philippines
June 19, 2007 6:30am CST
if you have a foreign visitor and you wantto take her for a stroll where will you bring her. it is her first time here in Manila... can you suggest anything that can make me feel proud of our city and she can have a great time as well?
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@dons626 (404)
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
If you have bigger budget, try taking her to boracay. There are lots of packages available in the airlines here. If here in Manila, try bringing her at Greenhills, there are lots of branded over runs there, but be careful of thieves. Or go to Mall of Asia. Then pass by CCP, Luneta, then Intramuros, its a historical place and you can take pictures there.
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• Philippines
19 Jun 07
metro manila area only???
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
you are right.. Luneta and Intramuros would be the best choices I think..
@dons626 (404)
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
Read my response first before commenting.... ok??????!!!!
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
I would take her to Luneta (not the grandstand). We took a stroll outside and it is still nice. The inside parks though still need maintenance. One of the inside parks that I recommend is the memorial to Jose Rizal. Intramuros is also nice and I've heard nice comments about Corregidor from my sister. These are if she appreciates history. If not, the beaches are always good. Go to Mindoro if you want something near or Subic (the Zoo in Subic is also said to be nice). If you can fly, Palawan, Boracay and Bohol are always good places to go to (Boracay especially for the nightlife). Good luck!
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
i wish she will not be bored on history but i will try to show her that... thanks for the other suggestion but i can only tour my visitor at metro manila. thanks for the response
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
Sorry I forgot that you were looking at Metro Manila only. You can also try Greenbelt 3. Our cinemas are way nicer than the ones in the US (and cheaper too) so I think she might enjoy watching movies here. You can also try Tiendecitas in Pasig. They have a lot of Filipiniana goods and other stuff. It is organized by fashion, novelty, antiques, etc. They also have an open eating area where you can choose from a variety of Filipino food. A word of caution though is that it is an open area so it can get quite hot during the day. It's best to go afternoon to evening.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
i will put Pasig on my list but the movie watching i cant bring her to the movies, she only speaks japanese and she will just be bored if we watch. thanks for the response
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
i am not a resident of metro manila but i do visit the place frequently... intramuros, i believe is the best place to start your tour with your friend. this will at least give her a bird's eye view of what the philipppines is all about. you can take a leisurely tour either on foot or aboard an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage (calesa). you can take her to quiapo also, then you may take her to luneta for a walk. late in the afternoon, you could watch the sky turn from blue to orange to pink to purple, with a sea to mirror it at the bay. you can stroll down the baywalk and join other people watching the sunset. after that you can go drive around PICC maybe... for dinner you could bring your friend to a filipino restaurant for a real treat. after dinner maybe you can go to the nightspots in malate. on your second day, you can bring her to another city within metro manila... say, makati. you can start with the ayala museum, ayala triangle, and ayala center. you can also go to greenbelt or rockwell. then you can go to the guadalupe ruins, saint peter and saint paul church. then maybe you could go to taguig. see the blue mosque, veterans museum, and see the whole of the global city. on your third day, you can bring her to paranaque maybe.. see baclaran, chinese temple, go to the casino, fresh foods market and ihaw-ihaw. then you can go to pasay.. go to nayong pilipino, mall of asia. then late in the afternoon, go to CCP and folk arts theater. catch a show if any... on your fourth day, you can go to quezon city. maybe tour her through araneta center and libis. i'm sorry but i don't know much of quezon city and the other places in manila. but i do hope my suggestions would help.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
wow.... that response is going to be a lot of help for me.... though the part of catching a show on CCP or Folk arts is not applicable because my visitor doesnt know how to speak anglish or tagalog. she is japanese and only speak there native language. thanks for the response dolce_vita for a non residing of metro manila you are a big help. a BR for you
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
thanks for the best response my friend... i appreciate it... really... =)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
if you just want a stroll, how about U.P.. walk around the academic oval and then sit around the sunken garden. . . you can make her try the street food, like fishballs, isaw, etc. . .from there you can then go someplace else to party. .
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
hey this is so cool... a sure in at my list. thanks for the response
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
Intramuros has been mentioned and I guess it was really first on the line, of course you would want her to learn some history facts about our beloved country so I suggest you go for it, visit Fort Santiago and show her where Rizal was imprisoned, and you might want to take her to Manila CAthedral and San Agustin church too. Other places I would suggest will be the Parks & wildlife, for nightlife..Malate, Libis, Makati and yes Baywalk would be good I guess.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
thank you for reminding me i almost forgot fort santiago. thanks for the response
@Bujoyseth (1684)
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
i think. i will bring him to bay walk.. or in the PICC.. rent bicycle.. then go to the floating restaurant.. he will much appreciate this when we go out at night..
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
as far ia i can remember the bicycle at PICC are demolished already.... is it back? well i would like to take her for a bicycle ride ther if it is back. thanks for the response
@larskie23 (867)
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
anywhere you bring her, as long as she enjoys your company, i think she will like it. well, of course, show the historical part of manila and bring her to the party places as well. try different things, like you may want to ride the ferry in pasig river.. but the sites there is not so good, so try strolling at rizal park, or baywalk or visit the churches in intramuros and ride the kalesa.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
yes riding kalesa is on my list as well, thanks for the response
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
Depends really where you wanna go. If you are looking for fun, go to Makati. There are a lot of bars and hang outs for her to enjoy. The city of Makati is alive during the night. It is also very bright and colorful too. Music everywhere. Care to party and dance, The Embassy! A lot of people around, and the best thing is it is very safe in Makati. If you are looking to show her some of our countries history, then Intramuros is the place to be. The Walled City. You would also have a great view to the Ocean/Sea for that matter. Very peaceful and historic. Manila Cathedral and San Agustin Church are worth to watch and visit. That a ride within the "KALESA" around the walled city. I think there are still cannons left in Intramuros. Or you can just go to Ortigas, Eastwood or Metrowalk. =)
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
thanks for the suggestion... makati is the first place in my mind but it will still depends on where she wants to go. if she will just let me lead the way then i will take her to the place you mentioned. thanks for the response