Day One: Manila

I am off! After catching two of my three flights without hiccup small delay and a long customs queue and Friday traffic all meant I missed my final connection to El Nido by 15 minutes! Looks like I’m staying the night in Manila, managed to reschedule the for 5:50 in the morning- a nice early rise.

Checking into Z-Hostel, a recommendation from a friend. A little further from the airport but looks to be a fun place to chill and recover while I’m stuck in Manila.

First thought of Manila:

  • has a busy city feel with some crazy driving and grey concrete everywhere. A little like a more civilised Lima (Peru)
  • most people seem to speak English and even the radio hosts speak English.