It’s amazing how you can find both extremes, soothing tranquility and loud fun, all in one neat package called the Philippines. It’s easy to find peace and quiet in some secluded beach or a mountain resort, and it’s normal to assume that the metropolis is always loud. But if you look hard enough, you’ll find a few oasis of tranquility in the city, even in a bustling new center of commerce called the Bonifacio Global City (BGC). At the far end of BGC (not really the middle), adjoining the recently controversial Libingan ng mga Bayani, is the serene resting place to honor the U.S. soldiers who perished during World War II in this side of the world — the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial. There you will see, as shown in this photo from ryebertz (check his Instagram acount, @ryebertz), the neat rows of white markers against the backdrop of BGC’s skyscrapers. Click the photo to enlarge.
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