so here's my possible plan
leave hawaii to philippines- june 25 (stay 1 night)
- need to find a hotel close to the airport..any recommendations?
philippines to singapore- stay 2 nights
- looks like the place to stay in singapore is the inn crowd in little india?
singapore to bali- stay 2-4 weeks
- arrive late at night and am thinking of staying at bamboo legian
bali to jakarta- stay 1 night? or just stay in the airport?
- not sure if i shld exit the airport and stay in a hotel one night...any suggestions?
jakarta to philippines- stay 1 week
- when i'm back in the philippines, i'd like to explore a bit....how would you go about 1 week in the philippines?
if any one has any advice for a solo traveler i'd greatly appreciate it!!!
Near Manila airport there is a place called the Green Mango (it's on hostelworld) and I think they have a website. PM me if you want their phone number. Very close by so no delays in traffic, as Manila traffice can get heavy, meaning delays and expensive taxi's. Take an airport taxi there, should be around 300 peso or less. From Green Mango to airport it is 400 peso for a taxi call out as it's more expensive that way around
It's a nice place with good staff and a garden to sit out in. It's got a few jeepney links to the more popular areas of manila. But as you will be going back....
PS watch out for this strange stay only for 12 hours 8 hours 24 hours in Manila. It's a weird thing that does not always communicate across that well. Some hotels will offer 12 hours or less rather than a typical 24 hours. So you need to ask up front. Most consider 24 hours as your check out. So if you arrive at 5am your check out is 5am!!!!! be warned!!! A serious pain!
With that much time, I would say it depends what you like? Beaches, trekking,party, culture, caving, exploring etc. Post back with that and i can give you some places
[ Edit: Edited on Jun 13, 2008, at 6:11 PM by outcast ]
i've just done some research on green mango and it appears to be exactly the kind of place i'm looking for, for an overnight stay in manila...thank you very much for pointing me in that direction
i will most likely stay their upon return as well
nomadgirl.. in your plans.. keep in mind that in the Manila International Airport, it's adviseable to be there 2 to 3 hours ahead of your flight time due to long queues in the terminal..
1 week in the Philippines.. in Manila.. just go to Intramuros...then you can fly to Boracay, Puerto Princesa, El Nido or in Bohol....
Boracay for its powdery soft white beach;
Puerto Princesa (on Palawan) for its Subterranean River, beautiful beaches and nature reserves;
El Nido also in Palawan for its great dive sites and beautiful sceneries;
Bohol for its Chocolate Hills and also for the beautiful beaches of Panglao..