This was shot 5 years ago when I was traveling through the Philippines after my first stint living in Japan.

Quiapo is part of old Manila: grungy, crowded, and full of character. This place teems with hawkers selling everything you can imagine, from food to school supplies to rosaries. If you’re looking for a place to really take in the urban environment of Manila, this is it. Don’t miss Quiapo Church, the heart of the neighbourhood and one of the most historic and oldest churches in the Philippines. And as with any busy area, be smart about where you keep your money while trying to make sense out of the organized chaos. Cheers!

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