Manila - Post Report Question and Answers

But don't forget your:

SCUBA gear, swimsuit, sunscreen, and sense of adventure. - Oct 2020


Flip flops and sturdy car. - Feb 2020


Patience, as it will take you longer to do things and get places than it does other places. Summer clothes and sunscreen are a must. - May 2018


Sunscreen. - Feb 2017


Sunblock and bugs spray. - Jul 2016


Sunscreen - Jan 2016


patience, patience, patience. - Jan 2016


sense of humor and patience. Bring a lot of patience :)) When Filipinos ask you to wait a little, they say: "for a while, ma'am/sir", and this "for a while" can be anywhere from 2 to 42 minutes. So bring lots of patience. - Jan 2016


Protection sunscreen etc... - Sep 2015


Patience. - Aug 2015


Smile, patience, umbrella, rubber boots. - Aug 2015


Umbrella, flip flops, car parts such as tires, favorite holiday treats. - Sep 2014


Bring your curiosity with you so that you can explore and enjoy what the Philippines have to offer. - Jan 2014


Suitcase, sunglasses, bathing suit, and scuba gear. - Dec 2013


Lonely Planet. - Nov 2013


Larger-size clothes and shoes. It is difficult to find large sizes in Manila. - Apr 2013


Patience and plenty of things to entertain yourself at home. - Feb 2013


Meds! Bring any medications you like from home. Cold and sinus medicines are not very good here, and some have been banned in the US/Canada, so I would recommend bringing them from home. - Sep 2012


Umbrella, swimsuit, patience. - May 2012


Patience. Filipinos are very-nice, but lack the efficiency other Asian cultures are known for. When you go out to eat, expect each person to get their meals at a different time (sometimes 15-20 minutes apart), expect to hear a lot of "wait a while" and you'll always be stuck behind people on escalators -- no walking up them here!Long lines for everything, lack of organization for most things. Even local flights are most often delayed (have plenty of reading material with you before heading to the airport!). - Mar 2012


hot weather gear, insect repellant, swimming and scuba gear and air filter! - Jan 2012


Summer clothes. Sunglasses. Umbrella. Patience. - Jul 2011


Sunscreen and sense of humor! - May 2011


patience and realization that Filipinos are Asian, first and foremost. - May 2011


Personal hygiene items, feminine products, cold and flu medicines, anti-diahhreals, summer clothes, and sense of adventure. Most of all, bring your patience, beacuse you will need it to stay sane. - Feb 2010


Car, sunglasses, piano, sports equipment, air cleaner, computer all-in-one printer/scanner/fax! Spices. Hair care products...and hair color if you do your own. Can't get the right colors here. - Jan 2010


Summer weight clothing and fabrics; patience! - Jul 2009


Summer clothes, swimsuits, sandals, and patience. - Apr 2009


Patience, patience and more patience. Good humour. Clothing in sizes larger than U.S. size M. - Jun 2008


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