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Experience in Manila, Philippines by Anthony Conrad

Published by Anthony Conrad Andaya — 12 days ago

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What is it like to live in Manila? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

Manila is very noisy to be honest. The noise of rambling public transportation is everywhere. There's no system in the transportation such as busses without the schedule. the best way to move around is through grab or cab. The city thus, is full of lights with a lot of things to offer such as history, museums, malls and the huge variety of food. if you are an adventurous person then Manila is a good catch.

What is the student lifestyle like in Manila?

Studying in Manila for locals is actually expensive, but if you are a European or American then you would probably notice that the commodities are way cheaper compared to the place where you come from. You can have a bite of the food you love here at a cheap price. If you are a party person then Manila is also a very good place to live.

How much does it cost to live in Manila?

For a student, probably the breakdown is as follows:
Rent/month: 5000PhP and up
Food: 10,000/ month
MIscellaneous: 3000-5000 PhP / month

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Manila? Is there any advice you can give?

No, It is very easy. you can try checking out Facebook pages about condominiums and apartments and surely you'll find a good one.

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

There's a huge variety of restaurants that will definitely suit your taste or budget. My favourite restaurant is Barcino, it's a Spanish restaurant that serves a lovely Sangria and Paella.

What places would you recommend visiting in Manila?

National Museum
Malacanan Palace
Rizal Park
Shang ri la the fort
Mind Musem

Is it good to eat out in Manila? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

Yes of course! I love El chupacabra in Makati City.

Is the nightlife good in Manila? Where is good to go?

Definitely! you can go to Either Makati City or Taguig CIty for a good night life in both posh and affordable clubs.

What advice would you give future students heading to Manila?

Please be precautious and mindful, stay connected with others. Pickpockets are everywhere

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