We planned to have a few days of rest and a little bit of recreation in Manila prior to our departure. The same day we flew in from the north, our day had to immediately start to make the most of it.
What is rest and recreation for us? Two separate days at the spa for all the much needed pampering, eating out at restos that are nowhere to be found here in New York, hours and hours of shopping for anything unavailable in New York, a visit to two properties for investment (yes, we saw Piolo and KC twice on one of the properties, as KC is a resident of Serendra) and a visit to the clinic of Dr. Navarro to drop off our urine samples for a non-invasive cancer screening test.
I was amazed at how Makati changed. The shopping area around Greenbelt/Glorietta is a shoppers haven. And the restaurants!!! The foodie husband was in heaven. One of the places that caught our fancy was Seafood Island.
I’m hoping that the next visit to the Philippines will be well planned and more importantly for a happy occasion. There’s a lot of places to explore; both old and new. With the numerous changes and developments, the Philippines will always be one place that is worth ones time in spite of the many flaws. More importantly, it will always be “home.”