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Fine taxi drivers in Manila 0

Fine taxi drivers in Manila

Last weekend I’ve been in Manila and had to take a taxi from Manila Airport to my Makati Hotel. To my great surprise the taxi at the airport was ultra clean. The driver immediately...

Mini “Putsch” in Manila 0

Mini “Putsch” in Manila

Dramatically played out on live television, an opposition politician and rebel military officers surrendered to government forces after taking over a luxury hotel in Manila. “We’re going out for the sake of the safety...

Two typhoons 0

Between Hagibis and Mitag

During the last few days (November 20 thru 27, 2007) we felt like Ulysses between Scylla and Charybdis. Two depressions came over the Pacific (what a name!). First there was a tropical depression, Hagibis,...