“No Smoking” is the law!

“No Smoking” is not just a sign in the Philippines, it’s national law. You’re allowed to smoke in your private property but not in public. Unfortunately, there are lots of European tourists here and they ALL smoke. I have to run to the street to escape their stink. The alcohol tax (aka sin tax) is used to pay for universal health care. So the more people “sin”, the better it is for their health 😜. The red light district in Manila is one of the safest places to be at night. Police is everywhere to protect the foreigners. One of the delicacies is Balut, a boiled fertilized egg at 14-19 weeks, basically a chicken fetus in utero. The bones are still forming so it tastes like egg with a cartilage; yummy!
#travel #travelblog #philippines #westandinlove

Panglao, Bohol, Philippines.
Manila, Philippines
Pork sisig. Traditional Filipino dish.

War memorial in Manila

Fried squid vendor. Popular street food.
Manila. University area.
Chinese garden in Manila
Rizal park in Manila.
Rizal memorial in Manila.
Balut, boiled fertilized egg.
Watching the sunset in Manila

Sunset in Manila.
Delicious fish soup by my wonderful hostess Marissa.
Manila skyline at night from behind a glass window.
Halo Halo, my favorite dessert!
“Comfort room” is the toilet. بيت الراحة
Hammock. Not very comfortable.
Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
Panglao, Bohol, Philippines.
My idea of an umbrella drink.
Mangosteen. Yummy!

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