Manila is the Absolute Worst and These 20 Points Will Convince You

Manila is the Absolute Worst and These 20 Points Will Convince You

Visit Manila and you'll regret it!

Metro Manila is just a layover to all the beautiful destinations in the Philippines – Boracay, Palawan, Cebu and many more amazing islands. Travellers don’t want to stay in this metropolis for some obvious reasons. If you’re visiting Manila soon, drop your travel plans and move on to your next destination before you regret it.

Also read: 9 Fun Things to Do in Metro Manila on Your Very First Visit

1. It’s full of decrepit structures

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2. The streets are old-fashioned

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3. Look at the transportation

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4. Traffic is everywhere

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5. It has no interesting history and culture

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6. No thriving art scene

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Also read: 8 Galleries in Manila to Unleash Your Inner Artist

7. Is this what you call the capital of the Philippines?

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8. Pollution is everywhere

9. It’s freaking hot

10. Noisy

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11. And crowded

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12. There’s no more space for you to exercise

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13. Or find peace and quiet

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14. You’ll run out of places to hangout on weekends

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15. So you’ll be bored to death

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16. The locals are not friendly enough

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17. Everything is expensive

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18. The street food is gross

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Also read: 25 Popular Street Food & Snacks to Try in the Philippines

19. With no variety

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If I were you, I will never visit Manila because…

20. …you’ll find it hard to move on!

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I got you there! Didn’t I? Maybe not, if you’ve read my previous post about why travelling to the Philippines is a waste of time.

No destination is good or bad if you’re a real traveller because as cliché as it sounds, “It’s not about the destination. It’s about the journey.”

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Charmaine Acha
Charmaine Acha

Charmaine loves random weekend trips, technology, and coffee. Guided by her travel mantra "chill and travel", she enjoys unplanned escapades without compromising leisure. If not fangirling over her K-drama idols, she's on DND mode writing or planning her next possible adventure.