I arrived in Manila 2 hours ago to the smell of Mexico and the feel of a sauna. It's dark now so driving through the city I didn't see too much, only streets lined with people, shops, and cute little tricycles with roofs. I can't wait to see everything illuminated. Tomorrow I will meet my host family, but for now my fellow intern, Jenn, and I are staying in the FH guest house which will ease us into things-- there are matresses, runnning water (which can be heated!), and wi-fi, things that pretty soon will be highly desired and luxury. I start language school on Monday, and on the (27 hour total) trip over, I learned that Tagalog shares some words as Spanish! Hopefully I'll be able to pick it up.
More updates to come, but I am here and I am well!