I went there twice, so you may ask the question of why? Actually, I don't have a believable answer other than it was a 2 day layover in Manila. It is not for the faint of heart, intolerant, or easily offended type of people.
Although the city has an extensive history including American occupancy, it is today a haven for the partying crowd and the odd inquisitive type of individual such as myself.
The famous "Over the Top" ABC Hotel (Angeles Beach Club) beckoned me, so I was led into temptation to experience what all the fuss was about.
Think of these words from the Eagles song Hotel California. "You can check out anytime you want, but you can never leave." Just somehow seems appropriate.
If it crosses my mind to consider anther visit, I vow to send myself to counselling.
Mae West's famous quote applies here. "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."
Go and visit, I dare you.