Monday, March 18, 2013

Visita Iglesia - Churches in Manila to Pray this Holy Week

Visita Iglesia Itinerary: Seven Churches in Manila to Pray at This Holy Week

by The Click List
 Visita Iglesia (Church Visitation) is the Catholic tradition of praying the fourteen stations of the cross in seven different churches during Holy Week. Pre-war, Visita Iglesia was done in Intramuros' seven churches. After earthquakes and warfare destroyed five of the seven original churches, it has been acceptable to recite the prayers in other churches.
If you're planning to do your Visita Iglesia within Manila this coming Holy Week, you might want to put these seven beautiful and historical churches in your itineraries. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Traveler's Hostel in Manila - MNL Boutique Hostel

Come, Stay, Play: Have a Social Staycation at MNL Boutique Hostel

by Beatriz Acosta

Wanderlust has led me to far off places, but it has also brought me back home at this new and colorful backpacker haven in Makati called MNL Boutique Hostel.

Hotel grade comfort meets backpacker hospitality and fun
While I am not new to the concept of hostels, I often wonder why traveler's hostels are not so commonplace in Manila. I remember my first try at hostel life back in 2009 in Singapore. Apart from the place being accessible to the nearest public transports and key commercial areas of the city, what I appreciated most is the social aspect of hostel life -- the owners were hands-on and conversed with you daily, you get to meet and greet and mingle with dorm mates and other guests, and just feel downright at home, no stiff environment whatsoever.

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