Do you know what you will like most about your trip to Manila? Their peoples. Manila's history is long and a bit complicated. She came to suffer several hostile invasions (Spain, USA, Japan) that made her suffer hardship after hardship, but its inhabitants have never lost their sense of humor or kindness. This great amiability Filipinos translate into excellent customer service in hotels, businesses and shopping malls.
Most residents speak English, so if you defend yourself enough, you will not have any problem. Manila has become a paradise for those seeking luxuries, hospitality and bargains. The city was founded by the Spanish conquistadors in 1571 right next to Manila Bay. The bay became the ideal port for Spanish ships that came loaded with gold, spices, silk and ceramics. Treasure hunters are still looking for the remains of galleons sunk in the area laden with expensive pieces.
Unfortunately, the area attracted more invaders. They managed to repel some of these invasions and in the end, a group of revolutionary Filipinos triumphed over the Spanish in 1896. But this independence did not last long, since the United States took action and took over the entire area in 1898. The city finally got his independence after the Second World War.
The city constantly maintains a temperature average of 27 ° C. It is “colder” between the months of December to February (temperatures drop to 21 ° C), and between the months of March to May temperatures can reach 34 ° C. The season of rains It used to be between June and September, but is currently shifting to September and October.
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