We flew in Manila, after spending some time in the Malaysian rainforest where primates outnumbered the amount of humans we saw. It wasn’t the worse situation really and kind of nice to be cut off from the world to truly embrace what I was sent out to Southeast Asia to do, create content. Manila felt entirely too overwhelming for me. Far too many people, aggressive traffic and the security unnecessarily initimidating. At first glance, I didn’t want to be there, but as we eased into the city, it made it all worth it.
The colonial history has definitely left a deep mark on the society, but in the best way with the people’s embrace, hospitality and free spirited personality, it was like being back home for me…
I was invited to explore and share my experience of Manila with you by the ASEAN, but all opinions are my own.
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