The first thing that won me over in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines is the smile of its abitants. A metropolis flavor very Asian both in foods that tastes, but distinguished by the Spanish names. Indeed in honor of King Philip of Spain it was given to the country this name, Philippines.
Could I not make a jump in Makati, district “ IN” of Capital, to Greenbelt shopping centre, where you can find prestigious brand ? Here I am trying new Hermès Birkin bags and Kelly bags, but this time I preferred purchase a shoulder bag limited edition Louis Vuitton and a Nautilus watch with diamond in elegant Patek Philippe boutique. Then I did a great dip in the colonial Era going in the Grand Hotel Manila, walking through those immense halls of the nineteenth-century flavor .
Could I go to the Philippines and not make beach life?
I was in the elegant Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa in an exclusive pole villa, rising from four hands massages to very fine restaurants, I really rested .Even here to thousands of kilometers away I found a welcome reference to the Italian restaurant “Rima”, placed on top of a hill in “Tarzan” style, elegant and understated at the same time, and the Italian chef of Ancona town, very affable, prepares a special risotto.
But I tried, in this my round in the Pacific, sea, azure, blue, turquoise, green; short, I tried the magnificence of Seventy Islands, a natural heritage of the Republic of Palau in Micronesia.
Flying over this state made up of many small islands seems to touch heaven with a finger.
Uncontaminated bays, rocks creating natural arches overlooking the blue sea where there are beds full of tropical fishes of all species.
In small town you can do some shopping, nacre gifts , silver and maybe a picture, at the Belau Art Gallery managed by two young friends, Evita Najrmeril and the Polish Michael Glinski that in 2014 opened together a very elegant boutique where you they can buy really singular jewels. Could I give up to shop at bargain prices and purchases of my favorite brands like Hermès and Chanel ?!
No, here I am to Palau to make a stop for shopping in Guam, the legendary DFS, a gallery where you can find everything but everything, from cosmetics to Chanel bikini to the Hermès bag at great prices.