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Destination Manila: 3 Tips to Make Your Trip Worthwhile

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horse with carriage in ManilaManila is a rare mix of the old and new. The city still maintains old architecture dating back to the period of Spanish colonization in the 1500s — while continually growing as one of the busiest cities in Asia. Traveling to this Philippine city is not a daunting task since a good majority of the people speaks English.

There are multiple hotels in Manila, but you should do diligent research to find one suitable to your needs and taste. Aside from comfort and cleanliness, you should find a hotel that’s both secure and conveniently located.

Ready to go? Here are a few travel tips from Hop Inn Hotel to help with your travel.

1. Plan your trip

There are a lot of things you can do in Manila. The old forts still stand, and there are numerous historical sites. You can shop and dine to your heart’s content since the cost of living in Manila isn’t as expensive compared to most Asian countries.

The nightlife is lit — with street parties and various establishments open until dawn.

2. Drink bottled water

Unless you have an iron-clad stomach, it’s best to stay safe. Most establishments use purified water, but plain tap water isn’t as safe for people with weak constitutions. So buy a bottle in one of the many grocers in Manila.

3. Get a guide

The ins and outs of Manila can be a bit confusing. Having a guide makes things easier, but if you prefer to rough it — just talk to people. Filipinos speak English and are generally helpful, so there’s no harm in asking for directions.

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Traveling to Manila can be a rewarding experience. The dining establishments are diverse, and the prices are relatively inexpensive. Walking the walls of the old forts, and seeing museums that hold antiquities from the Spanish 1500s is a peek at history.

Although traffic can sometimes be a problem, the people more than make up for it through their warmth and kindness.