GOOD ONE, MATE!
A million thanks and a box of cookies to Brett Debritz of Australia's Courier Mail Lifestyle section who was sweet enough to mention me in a column called, "In Imelda's Shoes". It's a wonderful article, which illustrates Manila as a city that is at once chaotic but nevertheless interesting enough for a visit. Thank you so much, Brett, for "getting it" so to speak and for being brave enough to come to Manila despite the Glorietta explosion. I sincerely hope to see you once again back here in the city of affections.
IN IMELDA'S SHOES
Manila is everything you'd expect of a bustling Asian city, and quite a few things you wouldn't expect. Read the rest here...
And kudos to the Peninsula Manila (I have been their in-house tour guide for years) and Philippine Airlines, for sponsoring Brett's visit. It just shows you that a little hospitality and graciousness can definitely change any person's perspective on a city. Here's to hoping that you guys sponsor more travel writers trips to the Philippines.
Thanks to boerx for the picture of Manila Bay.