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Bangkok and Manila

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It's becoming a habit, on my birthday I seem to find myself either in Bangkok or at 30,000 feet over the Pacific! We begin our journey on November 6 flying out of Houston. We will be in Bangkok thru the 12 then fly on to Manila for 5 nights. We are staying at the Westin Sukhumvit. We stayed there last time and found the location excellent as both the sky train and MRT out out the front door. Also it is next to Terminal 21 where we like to go for some of our meals.
On this trip we will eat, shop and relax having done all the tourist venues several times.
In Manila we are staying at the new Holiday Inn Makati. Now the Philippines does not get a lot of exposure on this board for reasons that always escape me. Here are some pros and cons that may shed some light on the issue.
Cons- poor tourist infrastructure in Manila, few 5 star hotels (although that has changed over the last few years), traffic is terrible must use taxis to get from place to place.
Pros- your dollar does a lot farther, everyone speaks English and they love Americans, plenty of shopping and eating venues in Makati. Beaches - some of the best in the world and great for scuba diving and cave exploration.

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