Tuesday Travel: Manila

Hello, here's joining late for Tuesday Travel. The entire month's theme is travel photos - of places you've been, that is... so last week I featured few of my Camiguin summer photos, this time I'm headed back to Manila - the farthest I've ever been so far.

It was quite a sad experience for me because I failed to pass my interview at the Philippine US Embassy for a tourist visa - the reason why I went to Manila for the first time in April 2009. Funny how the weather seems to also feel me that day.

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The Philippine US Embassy in Roxas Boulevard
Above is a view of Roxas Boulevard from my hotel room

The following day I spent the rest of my time waiting to catch my flight back home at the Mall of Asia. It was supposed to be a great opportunity to have experienced the third largest mall in Asia for the first time but even that didn't seem to help me get over with the frustrations at all. Oh well... there will always be a next time, they say.
The Landmark: MOA
I got there a bit early so that gave me the chance to walk around and took some pictures while waiting for the mall to open.
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11 comments:

Vernz@ Virtual Traveler said...

HI nancy, hay di ko mabuhi sa Manila ..OK ka lang days.. pero madugay mura kog malanag... hahah.. was here dear for TT..

chie of whereabouts said...

That a nice view from your hotel sis. Same with maamVernz, I don't like Manila although I've lived there for 4 years. Super busy ang place...

thnks for the visit sa akong TT

chie of whereabouts said...

i am ur new follower and fan on FB diay..

Mirage said...

I seldom get the chance to photograph Manila from above...first time ko navisit moa in 2009 lol, so outdated!

Cookie said...

gusto kong pumunta ng MOA ngayon para mgshopping, hehe.. nice capture sis! thanks for visiting my blog

bev said...

im not a manila girl...
visiting from TT...

Rcel said...

Those are great shots, sis! I'm sorry to hear about a negative news on your US visa application. super tough na talaga now the US embassy. :(

Visiting late for TT. My share is My FIRST HOP in LAS VEGAS. Hope you can stop by!

Wandering Gene said...

I grew up in Manila but never really had the chance to take photos of it's places. Maybe in the near future. Though Mall of Asia is a huge mall, I tend to steer clear of that mall. It's too crowded and I can't really relax.

Thanks for visiting my Tuesday Travels entry.

The Travel Diva said...

I do have some frustrations in my life, too and most of the time, the weather goes with the flow.

But of course, life moves on.

Anyways, thanks for joining last week's meme, sis. This week, we are still on travel photos of places:

http://www.thetraveldiva.info/2011/07/25/tuesday-travels-photos-garden-of-the-gods/

Hope to see you again!

amiable amy said...

galing naman nito Nans...good for you, you were able to take pictures ako? I never have the time to take pictures. Always in a hurry hahaha..

Thanks for the visit and the comment on my TT entry...balik ka this week ha

jenny said...

Hi.

I read about the result of your application to the US embassy...I'd just like to say that I believe you will get your application approved in God's own time. :)

I've read quite a number of your posts and I really enjoyed how you created wonderful stories on the places that you've been to. :)

Jenny
www.mannaforjenny.tumblr.com