It’s Definitely More Fun in Manila: A Guide to Shopping in Manila

It's Definitely More Fun in Manila: A Guide to Shopping in Manila

Manila is a vibrant city where business and pleasure merge seamlessly. As any Manila travel guide will tell you, shopping in Manila is one of the many “must-dos” in this dynamic city. You can find just about anything and everything here with its countless swanky malls, bargain centers, flea markets, and trade expos. In Manila, shopping is both a necessity and a pastime. Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos flock to the malls everyday to shop, relax, dine, and play. It is no wonder then why 6 out of the 25 largest malls in the world are found in the Philippines, 4 of which are located in Manila.

Shopping malls here are like miniature cities. They come complete with supermarkets and department stores, theaters, spas and wellness hubs, amusement complexes, churches and religious centers, and in some cases skating rinks, all while being fully air-conditioned. The SM Group of Malls, a family-owned conglomerate, currently holds the most number of malls in the Philippines. Among its biggest are SM City North EDSA (currently the biggest in the country and third in the world), Mall of Asia (located along the Manila Bay), and SM Megamall (in Ortigas Center). Another family-owned chain of malls, the Robinsons Malls, also has a handful all over Metro Manila, including Robinsons Ermita (near Malate) and Robinsons Galleria (also in Ortigas). The Ayala family has a number of malls in Manila as well, like the posh Greenbelt Center, Glorietta Malls, and the Landmark (all in Ayala, Makati), as well as Market! Market! (at The Fort, Taguig).

If malls are not your thing, you can always head out to Bonifacio High Street in Taguig for an outdoor stroll, dining, and shopping experience. Patterned after London’s High Streets, shops and restaurants are lined up in rows. As an added bonus, kids, …

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Greece – The History, the Culture, the Amazing Holiday Destination

Greece - The History, the Culture, the Amazing Holiday Destination

Greece Holiday Rentals & Villas

Every year, there are more than 16 million tourists who flock Greece. It is not surprising that the tourism industry is accounting for 15% of this European country’s economy. The nation has been a sought-after attraction for offshore vacationers for its long history, rich culture and glorious Mediterranean beaches and coastlines.

Geographically, Greece is situated in a juncture of Asia, Europe and Africa. Greece was the site of some of the most influential empires in the past, like the Byzantine and the Roman Empires. The country is also known as the birthplace of Western philosophy, democracy, the Olympic Games, political science, scientific principles, drama and historiography.

The country has always been a sought-after vacation destination. However, in the recent years, it lagged behind other European destinations because of undeveloped infrastructure. When the country’s capital, Athens in 2004 hosted the Olympic Games, Greece successfully and aggressively improved its amenities and infrastructure.

Top vacation spots in Greece

Athens is the capital and biggest city in Greece. The city’s recorded history can be traced to as far back as 3,000 years ago, making it among the world’s oldest existing cities. Athens has no doubt been a very popular tourism destination since antiquity. It is home to about 150 theatrical stages, the biggest volume in a single city in all of Europe. It has been a distinct melting point of various architecture types, from Greco-Roman, to Neo-Classical and even modern. Some of the most interesting and historic edifices in Athens are the Athens City Hall, the Greek Parliament, the University of Athens, Zappeion Hall, Old Parliament and Athens Academy. There are plenty of holiday villas in Athens which allow you to go out and see this amazing city.

The city of Thessaloniki is the second biggest city in Greece. …

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