Feeling the Love in Manila

All the travelers I had met my first week in the Philippines had the same reaction when I told them I was going to spend a few days in Manila: why would you want to stay in Manila?

I asked myself the same question. Luckily, the past few days have shown that I have a couple of good answers for them.


Over the past four days here, I have courchsurfed with Mark, an extremely gregarious and generous guy who allowed me to stay in his spare apartment right across the street from the Mall of Asia, the 2nd largest mall in the Philippines and the 4th largest in the world. Marks works as the director of the James Mackey Foundation, which provides assistance to blind children. He is also a font of knowledge on Filipino travel having visited nearly the entire country. Read more of this post

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