Day 4. Manila sightseeing followed by dinner at the historic Ilustrado restaurant

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Breakfast at the Manila Sofitel is absolutely delicious, the only difficulty being deciding what to select from the vast array of dishes on offer. We were shown to a table overlooking the indoor stream and settled down to a long, leisurely breakfast, eating too much as usual!

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After the previous evening’s fruitless attempt at hiring a Grab taxi , we secured one immediately and were soon heading to the University of Santo Tomas at a cost of only 125 Peso (£1.75).

UntitledUniversity of Santo Tomas Manila

The journey was surprisingly quick with no traffic disruption and in 20 minutes we were leaving the taxi on busy Espana Boulevard and exploring the tranquil setting of the 400 year old campus with its charming old buildings and attractive grounds.

Untitled University of Santo Tomas, Manila

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) holds the distinction of being the…

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