At first glance, Manila can seem overcrowded and out of control. But stay a while and you’ll find there’s a lot of beauty to behold beneath that seemingly chaotic, confusing exterior. You’ll find hip modern art galleries and underground indie gigs. Or take thrill-seeking road trips by motorbike, before refuelling on delicious home cooking at authentic Spanish restaurants. It’s a gigantic city with surprises up its sleeve, but what you’ll probably love the most is its incredible sense of joy thanks to the friendly folk who live there. As the country’s current marketing slogan proclaims, it really is more fun in the Philippines.