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  1. Jim
    May 1, 2019 @ 6:51 pm

    Thank you for this great roundup of places to see in Manila. I haven’t been there in years and see that I have a lot of ground to cover the next time I’m headed there.

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    • dankiteski
      May 2, 2019 @ 9:42 pm

      Thank you, Jim and I’m glad to hear you could get some useful tips for your next trip to Manila

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  2. Elizabeth
    May 1, 2019 @ 8:33 pm

    The Books from Underground looks cool, it is always fun to check out bookstores around the world. Ado’s Panciteria sounds delicious and I love that it is so cheap!

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    • dankiteski
      May 2, 2019 @ 9:43 pm

      Absolutely, Elizabeth! It’s one of my most precious finds 🙂

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  3. federica
    May 1, 2019 @ 11:43 pm

    This is a lovely guide about Manila. I have pinned so it is saved for my future references.

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    • dankiteski
      May 2, 2019 @ 9:44 pm

      Thank you, Federica. I really appreciate it.

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  4. Brian
    May 2, 2019 @ 1:56 am

    I’d love to check out the National Museum and the Central Post Office. I’ve heard of Lilac Street before, but haven’t been to Manila yet.

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    • dankiteski
      May 2, 2019 @ 9:44 pm

      I’m glad you could get some useful suggestions for your next trip, Brian.

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  5. Amrita
    May 2, 2019 @ 6:35 am

    Thanks for writing about the hidden gems in Manila. Its true that most of the tourists would not want to consider a post office as one of the attractions, but old post offices have grand architecture. The General Post Office in Kolkata is one of the best places to visit in Kolkata, as well. I would love to visit the Books from Underground. I am sure I would be lost in the smell of books there.

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    • dankiteski
      May 3, 2019 @ 7:11 pm

      Thank you, Amrita! I’m really glad to hear you liked this post. I have visited the General Post Office in Kolkata and it sure is a very interesting building 🙂

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  6. Namita Kulkarni
    May 2, 2019 @ 8:15 am

    Books from underground and Sip & Gogh sound like great reasons in themselves to explore Manila! Had no idea these existed, thank you for sharing! I have a thing for post offices in foreign lands so that is a great piece of information too!

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    • dankiteski
      May 2, 2019 @ 9:55 pm

      Thank you, Namita! I’m really glad to hear you liked this post.

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  7. Tami
    May 3, 2019 @ 8:37 am

    Great list of hidden gems. I’m always up for exploring churches, gardens, and museums. I like finding the hidden gems where I live, too, (San Diego) and helping others to be able to enjoy them.

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    • dankiteski
      May 3, 2019 @ 7:08 pm

      Thank you, Tami- I’m really glad you liked this list 🙂

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  8. Sara
    May 3, 2019 @ 12:38 pm

    Thanks for this very thorough guide to seeing Manila’s hidden sights. I’ve never been lucky enough to travel to the Philippines yes, but if I ever do I’ll definitely add Manila to my list of stops! The food scene looks so interesting too!

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    • dankiteski
      May 3, 2019 @ 7:09 pm

      Thank you, Sara and I hope you get the chance to visit the Phillippines soon.

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  9. Nives
    May 8, 2019 @ 12:25 pm

    I’m huge garden and food fan, so I would definitely enjoy in that kind of things. First food I would say and then some chill afternoon in that nice garden 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      May 12, 2019 @ 12:31 am

      I’m sure you’ll love Manila then, Nives 🙂 Thank you for stopping by and dropping a comment.

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  10. Nicole Hunter
    May 8, 2019 @ 4:29 pm

    I have heard a lot about Manila but nothing good! So, it was nice to read your blog which highlights a lot of very interesting places to go. The street food looks awesome, of course! I love the idea of visiting a Contemporary Art gallery in Manila – who would believe such a thing exists??? Maybe I have to reconsider going there one day?

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    • dankiteski
      May 12, 2019 @ 12:21 am

      That’s interesting! My experience was quite positive 🙂

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  11. Adele Gee
    May 8, 2019 @ 8:47 pm

    Sadly I have never been to the Philippines. You just gave me a few good reasons to put it on my list. I love the Underground books , they remind me of the time I used to spend time browsing in a used bookstore back when I had time to read. I also like the thought of visiting the Museum of Anthropology. All in all its a cool list that you have put together.

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    • dankiteski
      May 12, 2019 @ 12:22 am

      Thank you, Adele! I’m glad to hear this article inspired you to visit Manila 🙂

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  12. Jordin
    May 9, 2019 @ 3:07 am

    I always enjoy seeing sights that are off the beaten path and less touristy. The food scene is where you would find me! Great list of places besides typical tourist stops.

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    • dankiteski
      May 12, 2019 @ 12:23 am

      Sounds like we have something in common, Jordin 🙂

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  13. Sana
    May 9, 2019 @ 4:20 pm

    This is a great and thorough guide! I’ve been looking for tips on Manila and there isn’t a lot out there. I’m excited to explore it with all of your useful tips! Thanks for sharing!

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    • dankiteski
      May 12, 2019 @ 12:26 am

      I’m glad you liked this post, Sana and even more, I’m glad to hear it inspired you to visit Manila 🙂

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  14. Shreya Saha
    May 10, 2019 @ 4:42 am

    I am planning to visit Palawans soon, and for that, my flight first connects to Manila. I guess I will stay in Manila first for 2 days and visit these hidden gems as you have mentioned. Do you think 2 days will be enough?

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    • dankiteski
      May 12, 2019 @ 12:27 am

      That’s awesome, Shreya. I don’t think two days are enough for all of them, but I think you can cover most of it 🙂

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  15. Yukti Agrawal
    June 4, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

    I love hidden gems in a city as they are very less crowded and something unique. It is great that you have listed some beautiful and unique gems of Manila. I would love to go to the National Museum and Puerta Gardens. Underground books is also an interesting place for book lovers.

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    • dankiteski
      June 7, 2019 @ 8:41 am

      Thank you, Yukti and I hope you get the chance to visit some of these places soon 🙂

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