Huge, sprawling Manila has an elusive charm.  With a population of over 10 million people, Manila is one of the world’s great metropolises with a reputation for crawling traffic, polluted air, massive slums and poverty - and also a wonderful Spanish heritage.  It is the world’s centre for that weird and unique form of transport - the jeepney!  Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see that Manila is located in stunningly beautiful surrounding countryside that is a world away from the smog and congestion.


Manila, capital of the Philippines