The 9th Circle of Hell June 9th 2014 Here I am safe and sound, just back from my weekend trip to Metromanila, aka "The 9th Circle of Hell" as mentioned in a famous guidebook. The capital of the Philippines does indeed not have a reputation for being a tourist destination or even a fun place for a short stopover.
Personally, all I had heard of Manila beforehand is just "pollution, prostitution and confusion". After seeing the city wi ... read more
Asia » Philippines » Metromanila » Manila The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected President and was ta... ... read more
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I have a PhD in tourism and I want to use this platform to share my experiences of traveling and living in different countries - but also to discuss concepts, issues and philosophical dilemmas that travelers face.
I guess I am a sort of existentialist. Addicted to travel, philosophy, philosophy of travel and travel philosophy. Yes, these are all the same things.
Spent lots of years living and traveling in Asia. If you like salsa-music, there is a big chance we wouldn't be friends.
I also like Italian and Vietnamese coffee. Most other types of coffee should b... full info