Manila (officially, the City of Manila), is the capital of the Philippines and is a highly urbanized city. After all, life in Manila, the country’s culture and business hub, is as diverse as it is exciting. Manila is rich in history and culture and is home to many sights. The sparkling Philippine epicenter has been discussed in various books, from topics focusing on its success after years of struggle, to historical events including World War II. Even today, the transformation process is still visible at the fabulous ruins and historical sites of Manila. For insurance, walking in the walled district of Intramuros pushes you back in time. You re-imagine Manila in its glory days. Part of any experience in Manila should also include watching the gorgeous sunset in Manila Bay, which is world-famous for its harbor view. Manila offers Filipinos many opportunities through education and business. The University Belt is where almost all the well-known universities of the Philippines are located. Here, you see students from various universities casually interacting with each other and competing professionally through modern sports like UAAP. Driving past the skyscrapers surprises you because of the architectural designs and structures. The best time to typically visit Manila? During the holiday season. For the past years that I have been celebrating Christmas in the Philippines, Manila has never failed to amaze me with its Christmas tree lighting presentations, nightly caroling and holiday programs to satisfy your eyes and your heart. Even along the highway famed for its horrific traffic, you will be able to witness how Manila has become a mixture of old and new, how it values its sense of history but at the same time continues to evolve as a modern urban hub. Manila is a social world of its own. You just have to go out and explore it and enthusiastically embrace this marvelous chaos. We all want a little thrill once in a while, so the next time you’re planning a vacation, plan a trip to Manila.