Manila is the capital of the Philippines, located on the western shore of Luzon, the country’s largest island, at the mouth of the Pasig River. One of the joys of traveling is seeing how different places celebrate the same holiday. For Mardi Gras in Manila the locals dress in costumes and make-up and perform traditional dances. The Filipinos love to celebrate and they are the most welcoming and happiest people!
Fort Santiago was a dominate structure in colonial Manila. The the tall stone walls are in contrast to the beautiful stonework around the gate. The fort is meant to show the power of the Spanish military. The entire colonial Spanish section of Manila has a wonderful atmosphere. The carvings on doors of the San Agustin are extremely remarkable.
Manila is an amazing city and the Filipino people are among the most caring, happy and grateful people that you can meet.