Posts Tagged 'makati'

Day 21: Manila – Home

Mid-morning, corner of Ponte and Pasong Tirad Streets, Makati, Manila. The two nights we spent in Manila at the beginning and end of our trip were just a short way down the street from here.

Mid-morning, corner of Ponte and Pasong Tirad Streets, Makati, Manila. The two nights we spent in Manila at the beginning and end of our trip were just a short way down the street from here.

Pasong Tirad Street, Manila

Pasong Tirad Street, Manila.

Tricycle driver, Makati, Manila

Tricycle driver, Makati, Manila.

Rooster and bicylee. Ponte St, Makati, Manila

Rooster and bicyles. Ponte St, Makati, Manila.

Kids, Makati, Manila.

Kids, Makati, Manila.

Boy washing. Everything happens on the street here. Makati, Manila

Boy washing. Everything happens on the street here. Makati, Manila.

Woman wasihng clothes. Makati, Manila.

Woman and chicken. Makati, Manila.

Sucks to be a duck in Manila.

Sucks to be a duck in Manila.

Jeepney

Jeepney.

Fish market, Makati, Manila.

Fish market, Makati, Manila.

I'm not sure if this was guy baulking at me, or the quality of the fish...

I'm not sure if this was guy baulking at me, or the quality of the fish...

Homeward bound.

Homeward bound.

The final leg.

The final leg.

Return to the Land of Mountains.

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Day 20: El Nido – Manila

Cadlao Island, from El Nido bay, dawn. Our final morning at El Nido - today we fly back to the madness of Manila.

Cadlao Island, from El Nido bay, dawn. Our final morning at El Nido - today we fly back to the madness of Manila.

El Nido Bay, dawn.

El Nido Bay, dawn.

El Nido

El Nido.

Palms. Definitely one of the icons of the trip.

Palms. Definitely one of the icons of the trip.

So we rode a few short kms to the airport, convinced the ground crew that we could pack our bikes up small, and were soon on our way to Manila.

So we rode a few short kms to the airport, convinced the ground crew that we could pack our bikes up small, and were soon on our way to Manila.

Jeepney ride in Manila. That's Frances, whose house we stayed at, on the right.

Jeepney ride in Manila. That's Frances, whose house we stayed at, on the right.

Being the dumb tourists that we are we both got scratched by a cat in El Nido. Seemed like a good idea to get our rabies boosters as soos as - just in case. So we paid a visit to the Makati Medical Centre (read, busy hospital in central Manila), it actually wasn't too bad and we got our shots soon enough - without contracting anything else (we hope).

Being the dumb cat-loving tourists that we are we both got scratched by a cat in El Nido. Seemed like a good idea to get our rabies boosters as soon as - just in case. So we paid a visit to the Makati Medical Centre (read, busy hospital in central Manila), it actually wasn't too bad and we got our shots soon enough.

Hanging out with Megan and Mike in Manila (we were trying to find somewhere to watch a Tour de France stage) but gave up and drank beer instead.

Hanging out with Megan and Mike in Manila (we were trying to find somewhere to watch a Tour de France stage) but gave up and drank beer instead.


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