We were on our way from Bali to South Africa. Luck, fate and funds led us to a connecting flight in Manila. It took very little persuasion to shift that connection a day later. Now we had a 32-hour layover in a country who’s slogan is “It’s more fun in the Philippines.”

We budgeted 3 hours in the airport, 5 hours of sleeping and we were left with 24 hours in Manila. Cool right? Well, let’s just say that the last four hours of our time in the Philippines didn’t exactly go according to plan. As far as we’re concerned, this little story (that we typed on the plane) shows our biggest learning experience while travelling… Ever!

If you’re eager to get travelling you can click here for our Manila Travel Guide. Otherwise, for a look into Manila without the talking, here’s our Travel Diary.

We (Almost) Got Stuck In Manila