A British friend asked me about how to spend nine days in The Philippines. Here is what I could think of awesome vacation in that archipelago.
Monday – January 9, 2017
Arrive at Manila.
Tuesday – January 10, 2017
Morning: Visit Malacanang Presidential Palace, join 2 hours of guided tour. My notes: https://perjalananbunda.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/malacanang-palace/
Noon: Take jeepney ride to Quiapo Church (https://www.lonelyplanet.com/philippines/manila/attractions/quiapo-church/a/poi-sig/391357/357305). I planned a walking tour but didnt work because there was major religious event on that day (https://perjalananbunda.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/a-day-in-quiapo/).
Evening at Quiapo Muslim Town would be a great experience (http://www.pacifiqa.com/culture/9-things-to-do-in-quiapos-muslim-town/).
Wednesday – January 11, 2017
Book a day tour to Corregidor Island (https://perjalananbunda.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/corregidor-island-the-philippines/).
Night: Go to Makati to get a massage?
Thursday – January 12, 2017
Noon: Rizal Park.
Afternoon: Ocean Park (dont miss that awesome nightly show at 7pm)
January 13-16, 2017
Start your journey with Cebu Pacific’s first flight from Manila to Cotabato (ETD 4:55/ETA 6:40). It would be only £50 including tuna meal package.
After Shalat Jum’at at Masjid Hasanal Bolkiah (http://www.choosephilippines.com/do/history-and-culture/479/Golden_Mosque/), then start exploring the island.
January 16-19, 2017
Get Monday morning flight from Mindanao to Puerto Princessa (via Manila because no direct flight), then explore Palawan Island.
Thursday – January 19, 2017
Morning flight from Puerto Princessa to Manila, then fly back to London.