MAKATI: DANGERS, WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO SLEEP, EAT, PARTY AND GO SHOPPING

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Makati is certainly not the most attractive place in the country, although it may be the least unpleasant spot in Manila, and since it is very likely that at some point we will have to go through the city, we will have to do something during the hours or days we spend here. Continue reading “MAKATI: DANGERS, WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO SLEEP, EAT, PARTY AND GO SHOPPING”

THINGS AND FACTS THAT WERE TRUE IN CHINA AND NO LONGER ARE (OR AT LEAST NOT THAT MUCH)

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Almost any country has its more or less black legends. Without mentioning the stereotypes, that “in Spain it is always warm” or that “in Thailand they put drugs in your suitcase” is something that everyone has ever told us; it is true that legends usually have a basis of reality, either because what happened was once isolated time and was generalized later, or because it was something that used to happen and stopped doing it. If there is a country that takes the cake in terms of legends, that is China, and it is for the second reason: there are many things that until recently were true and no longer are, or at least, are not so much as before. Continue reading “THINGS AND FACTS THAT WERE TRUE IN CHINA AND NO LONGER ARE (OR AT LEAST NOT THAT MUCH)”