How to spend your days in Manila

When backpacking through the Philippines, most travelers use Manila as a short stop in order to grab the next bus, ferry or plane to one of the islands. But what to do if you have a few days to fill?

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Afternoon Tea in London – the best one for Disney fans

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where -” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat. – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

 

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Looking for great coffee in Luxembourg?

Coffee is the common man’s gold, and like gold, it brings to every person the feeling of luxury and nobility. – Sheik-Abd-al-Kadir, In Praise of Coffee (1587)
Those of you who have read my previous post already know what I mean when I talk about the “best coffee”. I really mean the coffee in itself, not with milk, caramel, pumpkin, spice or any other flavours people tend to put in there.

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The world of coffee – discovering the coffee industry

Come on, don’t you ever stop and smell the coffee? – Justina Chen, North of Beautiful

Okay, you might say that coffee has nothing to do with travel, so what is this doing on Sarahswanderland? You’re probably right. But, everywhere I go, I look for great coffee. So in my world, travel and coffee belong together.

First, who likes coffee?

Mostly, when I ask this question, people tell me they do.

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iDTGV? Travel in a zen or zap atmosphere

You’ve got to be careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there. – Yogi Berra

 

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I recently decided to visit some friends living in the Southwest of France. I had to book my train tickets, but still found a very good deal travelling on an iDTGV. I had never heard of it before, even though it has been available as a means of travel since 2004 (and is considered a low-cost version of the actual TGV). All the trains run from/to Paris and serve over 30 stations. You have to book your tickets online and print out a copy or download it to your mobile phone.

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