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Ortigas to Intramuros by Taxi

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Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 23 miles
Duration: Full day

Overview :  Manila, a city of more than 10 Million people. It is one of the largest and fastest growing places in the world. Spend some time here ... more »

Tips:  Chat to the Taxi drivers - you will get a better experience.
When you ask the Taxi driver how much the fare was they will often reply... more »

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Points of Interest

Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila is my home base on the corner of ADB and Ortigas Avenue. Ortigas is a business district and whilst not quite as pretty as Makati it provides a more local experience. The hotel staff are some of the friendliest people you will find anywhere in the world.

Greenhills is a must stop and one of the best markets around. The shopping centre combines traditional shopping with an undercover market with small stalls selling everything from jewelry, watches, mobile phones, furniture, clothing, shoes and sunglasses. It's an experience, but be warned no A/C so it gets hot in summer. Prices are good with... More

3. Greenhills Market Staff

Take time to get to know the people. Be first to buy and get the money blessing. Most of all have fun and haggle hard. Allow 1-2 hours minumum for a non shopper and all day if you really want to go nuts.

4. Cathedral of Manila

A magnificent Cathedral open to the public located within walking distance of Fort Santiago. I would recomend starting at Fort Santiago then walking back down General Luna St and checking out the small selection of shops and local restaurants of the old city.

Fort Santiago Gate is part of one of the oldest Hispanic Stone fortresses in The Philippines. It is located in the northern part of the Walled City at Intramuros. A small entry fee and you can wander and have a look around this historic site. Alternatively you will get offered (more than once) a guided tour on foot or by horse drawn carriage.

Unfortunately you can no longer enter the Dungeon. Such a pity - it looked fascinating from the outside.

There are some great examples of original architecture here. A lot of the area was destroyed in World War II when the Americans bombed the Japanese located in the area. Some of the original buildings exist and many have been restored or rebuilt. We stopped here at The Intramuros Hotel. Try the Pork or Chicken Adobo for a taste of a local favourite.

A great bar with a Motorbike theme where you will find many ex pats. Home of Mad Dog MC it's a feast for the eyes. Located a bit off the main beat it's got a great local feeling. You will find many, now local, Americans, Brits, Aussies and a mix of many other sorts making this their local. Sit out on a Sunday and watch the vast selection of Sports... More

Pinkberry - what can I say but YUM. So much to see here at Greenbelt and if you are looking for shopping and a rvery very wide choice of restaurants then this is the place. Its in Makati and very modern and quite fancy especially compared to what you might see in Ortigas). My first time Manila travel partners commented that they thought Greenbelt ... More