We always have a great time when we drop by the Salcedo Saturday Market, and this weekend was no exception.
When I was first asked to write about the things I love about Manila, I was a little apprehensive. I love this city, there’s no doubt about that, but it isn’t because of any one thing (or any twenty things for that matter). If Manila was a person, it would be a 100 year old veteran of several wars, a romantic, cultured but slightly off kilter, and broke. It would have a ton of character, would be a little seedy, would probably refuse to take a bath every day, and might stab you at the slightest provocation. But it would also be very charming and lovable, if you knew where to look.
I grew up in Montalban (now known as Rodriguez), and I’ve always wondered why people in Manila know so little about my hometown, notwithstanding its relative proximity. Honestly, if only it can attract the right type of investors, it can become the next hot spot of tourism, with its majestic view of the Sierra Madre and other natural attractions.
For those who love eating and road trips, here is our review of two restaurants outside Metro Manila accessible via no more than a two-hour drive.
Sorry, got a little bit excited. It’s not often that I find my mug plastered in an international magazine. (Albeit, in a small section at the back of an international magazine, but still.)