Also known as Metropolitan Manila or the National Capital Region (NCR). Manila is the capital of the Philippines and where yours truly was born and have lived most of her life. Even if this is the most populated (and polluted) area in the Philippines, I still and will forever be indebted with this place. I was born here, grew up here and have learned a lot from here.

Being a Manileña, I was able to adapt myself in the fast pace of the metropolis. I have learned how to go about the place and got accustomed with dos and don’ts in the street, the traffic (and the flood). I became a street-smart, independent type of person which in one way or another has helped me with my travels in and out of the country.

Since this is the capital of the Philippines, there are a lot of things to do and see here. Aside from the historical places and churches, most of the business hubs are located here. Also, this is where most of the gigantic malls are situated as well as bar and restaurants that suits the interest of locals and tourists alike. Manila is like a one-stop shop that will certainly awaken your taste of excitement, relaxation and fun.

Several Tourist Spot

The Black Nazarene Minor Church




Souvenirs & Delicacies

Jeepney replica souvenir




How to get

By vehicle

Manila is accessible via SLEX from the South and NLEX from the North.


By train

Philippine National Railways is the train from the province of the South that has way in to Manila.


By ferry

Ferries have access via Manila South Harbor


By plane

Main Airport terminal is at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).






About pinay travelaholic

A Filipina who loves to travel. Born with a family of travelers and started traveling when she was just 2months old. Raised in the hustle and bustling life of the metro but has savored the laid back lifestyle of the countryside during summer vacations. At a very young age, she has experienced being stranded on a train for 3 days, being thrown inside the window of the bus just to save a seat and “top loaded” (riding on the roof) on a PUJ just to reach their destination. …Traveling became her adventure since then. View all posts by pinay travelaholic

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