Went to The Philippines, for the first time ever, and had lovely evening in Manila with our daughter in law Josephine’s family. Here we are having after dinner teas and macaroons. 

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Had the opportunity to do a little sightseeing in Manila – this is the cathedral. Actually its approximately the seventh cathedral to stand here since around 1571. The current one dates from the 1950’s as the previous one was was destroyed in WWII.

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Also visited San Agustin’s church, originally dating from 1587, with most of the current structure dating from the early 15th century. It has withstood several major earthquakes, suffering only the loss of one bell tower, and also withstood the ravages of WWII which destroyed all neighboring churches.

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