Manila Skyline And Davao's Famous Chicken Bar-b-Que

By looking at this picture, I can tell when we last visited the Philippines. 
It was in 2009, the time when there was an N1H1 scare. 
So we all wore masks from Bangkok to Manila. 

Top view of Manila from my window.

Nothing beats the feeling of seeing your home country again. 
Excitement made me want to jump out from the window.

Manila is the capital city of the Philippines 
and is the most densely populated city in the world according to Wikipedia. 
(Hmmm...that made me think again after I've seen in Dhaka.)

 One thing that made me sad, though, on this homecoming was the gray skyline of Manila.

I think it was good that we arrived wearing masks.

After few happy days in Manila, we flew to our home city, Davao City.

One can tell how the excitement was building up, and we were no longer wearing masks.
Davao City, though used to be the largest city in the world by land area, is not as populated as Manila
and so the air is cleaner.

The food is fresher and cheaper. 
(I hope I do not appear ethnocentric to say that.)

Aside from seafood and tropical fruits like durian, mango and mangosteen, 
when visiting the Davao City, one should not miss trying it's famous native chicken bar-b-que.

It's a delectable experience that one should come back for more.

It was a rather short holiday for the family,
 but the kids were happy to have visited the Philippines, 
and are now looking forward to our next visit.

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  1. I must go there to try the chicken BBQ :)

  2. Manila is a nice place to visit but very crowded. I miss the foods oh boy...Happy TT!

  3. Beautiful pictures, yummy food:)

    Visiting for TT! Hope you can visit mine too:)


  4. it's a good thing you only got to see the smog at manila and have not experienced the snatchers, pickpocketer, or hold-uppers, that is inherent in the city.

    but i bet, there's no place like home:)

  5. Wow chicken.....Visiting from FTF!

  6. wow you made me homesick te!
    beautiful photos!

    Late visit from

  7. I miss the native chicken bbq waaaa.. visiting from FTf. Hope you can visit back.

  8. beautiful views and yummy foods, glad that your family have the chance to visit our country. I missed it :-( I cannot wait to visit again soon. Dropping some love for Tuesday Travels, hope that you can visit me back too.


  9. ohh my i want some of that foods you got there. Visiting from TT

  10. Wow! I feel like crying seeing your photos! Grabe, nakaka-miss! Like you, I am saddened seeing the Manila sky with how dirty and polluted the atmosphere is. And the pakals, ayayay! Kahilakon na jud kaayo ko. Haay kamingaw jud kaayo. LOL.

    Visiting for TT as a host. Thanks for joining and I hope you can join in again next week!

  11. yummmmmmmmmmmmmm looks delish, it makes me drool too. Dropping some love this time for FTF, hope that you can return the favor too.