#WRULou: When In Manila

WRULou When In Manila

Lately I’ve been spending my time in Manila: U-Belt and the old Manila area, stuck in a review center during the weekends. (Undergraduate–check, board exam–meeeh, lots of time for that pa.) And honestly, I am not fond of the place. It’s crowded, masikip, dirty, and I’ve always been terming it as “sketchy”. No offense to anyone who resides there–I’m just unaccustomed as I always compare it to where I stay in QC, or more frequently, UPD. It’s now that I’m graduating that I’m appreciating how lush and green UP is! But sunflowers, I’m still coming for you! *OMG less than a week, I cray*

Anyway, it’s also recent that I had a course requirement to explore Manila. As part of my ~hassle~ SEA 30 class. Now I’m looking back at my photos from a few months ago, trying to convince myself to find beauty in things I label to be unlikely. (PS This will be more of an Intramuros photowalk.)

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We got to go to different temples (as we’re studying Southeast Asian beliefs and religions at that time), then National Museum for some culture and maybe a bit of history as well. I took some photos just for the sake of it, and throwing them here as a photo dump.

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Also, did I mention I rode the Pasig River ferry?! Haha. For someone who always finds fault in the Philippine transportation system (top reason why I chose to be in the transpo group for my thesis), I’m amused. Hopefully, I’ll get to explore more of this area–maybe find some hidden gems along the way. Recommend any restos or coffee shops near? Somewhere I could kill time?

Stay Golden

Louise Ramos

In a constant state of latte high: searching for new places to wander, and new things to wonder----follow as she tries to make things happen.

  • This is so pretty! I love the little collage you did. I think more people should really see Manila – it’s beautiful. 🙂

    • FANGIRLING. HUHU THANK YOU ABBEY! (Sobrang fan ko po, LOL) But yes, Manila is beautiful despite everything else.

  • I love how you edit your photos 🙂 I am going to be an all time teader of your blog now. Hihi I love your blog. It is pleasing in the eyes and fun to read.

    • AWW. THANK YOU GUILLIAN! Kahit ang tamad ko magpost lately. Haha.

  • The photos look great, Lou! And welcome to Intramuros. Haha! You should try Ristorante delle Mitre. Love their pastries. <3

  • I can’t wait to go back to the PI. It has so much rich history and culture!

  • I adore the style of this post! I’ve never been to Manilla, so I suppose I have no idea what it’s really like, but your photos definitely bring out a beauty (: