Friday, October 9, 2015

The Markets of Manila

This past week I was lucky enough to make my first trip to "real" Asia.

I've been as far east as the middle of Turkey before, but in my mind, that hardly counts.

But upon landing in the Philippines, I can officially say I've been to Asia.

This is country #30.

And the 5th new country of the year! So we can check that goal off the list!

We (my boss Stephen and I) flew Milan to Abu Dhabi and then onto Manila.

the Abu Dhabi airport

We're here for work...but more on that another time.

I snagged a window seat out of Abu Dhabi and had a view of Dubai as we flew past. It was super cool! I took a couple of pictures and shot a time lapse, which is too fast, but what can ya do.

still under construction

video

In our first full day in Manila I had booked a tour of the markets of Manila through a local tour company. The guide took us through several different markets, encouraged us to try several different traditional Filipino foods and laughed with us as we got the full on rainy season experience!

the conditions in downtown Manila are not great

our tour guide with sticky rice

another version of sticky rice...made from powder?
real confused by this...

market life

a panoramic of part of the market scene

this guy...
do you want a bird to take home in a tiny basket?

mangustin

the inside of the mangustin...
of the three fruits, this was my favorite

rambutan

the inside of the rambutan...
I've seen this on tv so many times and was super excited to try it.

the final fruit...lansones

inside of the lansones

purple eggs
#superstrange

not real sure how it was prepared, but I tried it

market life

#scenesfrommanila

the electrical wires in downtown manila are out of control!

trout

hopia

#citylife

Stephen's umbrella didn't fare so well in the Manila rainy season

halo halo...
lots of weird gelatin and ice and puffed rice

Have you been to downtown Manila? I wonder how it compares to other southeast Asian countries. We spent the majority of our time in suburban Manila, which was so different from what you see in the pictures above.


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Friday, October 9, 2015

The Markets of Manila

This past week I was lucky enough to make my first trip to "real" Asia.

I've been as far east as the middle of Turkey before, but in my mind, that hardly counts.

But upon landing in the Philippines, I can officially say I've been to Asia.

This is country #30.

And the 5th new country of the year! So we can check that goal off the list!

We (my boss Stephen and I) flew Milan to Abu Dhabi and then onto Manila.

the Abu Dhabi airport

We're here for work...but more on that another time.

I snagged a window seat out of Abu Dhabi and had a view of Dubai as we flew past. It was super cool! I took a couple of pictures and shot a time lapse, which is too fast, but what can ya do.

still under construction

video

In our first full day in Manila I had booked a tour of the markets of Manila through a local tour company. The guide took us through several different markets, encouraged us to try several different traditional Filipino foods and laughed with us as we got the full on rainy season experience!

the conditions in downtown Manila are not great

our tour guide with sticky rice

another version of sticky rice...made from powder?
real confused by this...

market life

a panoramic of part of the market scene

this guy...
do you want a bird to take home in a tiny basket?

mangustin

the inside of the mangustin...
of the three fruits, this was my favorite

rambutan

the inside of the rambutan...
I've seen this on tv so many times and was super excited to try it.

the final fruit...lansones

inside of the lansones

purple eggs
#superstrange

not real sure how it was prepared, but I tried it

market life

#scenesfrommanila

the electrical wires in downtown manila are out of control!

trout

hopia

#citylife

Stephen's umbrella didn't fare so well in the Manila rainy season

halo halo...
lots of weird gelatin and ice and puffed rice

Have you been to downtown Manila? I wonder how it compares to other southeast Asian countries. We spent the majority of our time in suburban Manila, which was so different from what you see in the pictures above.


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