You knw you are in Binondo when you see the church and the purple fire engine parked outside. This is te heart of an older Manila. A huge contrast to the clean, modern, international car filled Makati, it is bustling with people on foot. Street stalls and food carts block the pavements,and you know you are in an Asian city. Electricity wires hang in thick knotted loops like crazed washing lines. Buildings are older, grubbier and shorter, but also dripping with character. Sights and smells can be confronting: a rubbish strewn tributary or a bucket full of skinned frogs, but so much more exciting in the telling than a neat and soulless CBD. And the food is exciting and challenging and fun!
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