6 Interesting Tours to Take In Metro Manila

6 Interesting Tours to Take In Metro Manila

Whenever I tell friends who are not from here that I live in Metro Manila, the capital of the Philippines, the first sentence out of their mouths is usually something around the lines of, “How do you survive the traffic?” (Answer: I work from home and try not to go anywhere during rush hour). Their second question usually is, “So what can I do there? I’m headed to [insert one of our many beach paradises here] and will be in Manila for a day or two. Well, why not take a tour of the city and learn about what makes a Filipino, Filipino? It isn’t just all adobo and videoke, you know.

La Union: A Weekend Warrior’s Surfing Itinerary

La Union: A Weekend Warrior’s Surfing Itinerary

So you’re determined to learn to surf and go an adventure (whether it be a solo trip or with your mates) and have chosen La Union as your destination. Now what? Well, depending on how long you plan on staying (and surfing), here’s a list of a few places you can stay, where to surf, what to eat, and what else you can do in good ol’ Elyu!

6 Tanning Secrets of a Mestiza – The Perfect Tan All Year Round

6 Tanning Secrets of a Mestiza – The Perfect Tan All Year Round

Yes, I was the “ideal color”, but I wasn’t happy. I felt like I looked pasty and sickly. I tried to get some color on me. I really did. But everytime I’d lie out on the beach to brown up, I just ended up turning lobster red one day and sunburned the next – no matter how much sunblock I’d slather on. I just couldn’t understand it. “Is this the effect of having used too many whitening products?” I thought to myself. I had almost given up all hope of ever being golden until a trip to Cancún a few years back where a friend of mine taught me her secret for bronzing up and staying that way – no matter what the weather.

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