From China I flew to Manila, Philippines.
Three of my senior designers and I met in Manila to visit and get acquainted with the furniture factories and industry of the region. The Philippines are known for their manufacturing of high quality outdoor furniture and we were there to check it all out.
We spent some time in old town Manila visiting the churches, walking down the old streets and checking things out. We laughed a lot and enjoyed the crazy buses and moto taxis all over the city. Very colorful and very cute. We ended up having lunch at the Harbour View Restaurant and who was there? None other than the world champion boxer and Philippine hero, Manny Paquioa. Nice welcome to the island!
Overall, Manila is not a luxury destination, so unless you have a reason to be there it is not a city I recommend as a holiday spot.