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AManila: What's the best neighborhood in Manila for a first time visitor?
Metro Manila is the "centre" of Manila. This is where you want to go as a tourist. As Metro Manila is really big, get a hotel in the districts Manila or Makati City. These are also the safest districts for a westener.
APhilippines: What are your favorite destinations in the Philippines?
I love Boracay Island. It's a pretty small island, but there is plenty of stuff you can do. You can relax at the beach, do water sports and party at night.