The tried and true tested path always leads to gridlocks for me so I need to get creative just to get to where I am going. Green line is for normal route and red line is for my route. Hahaha
From Manila (via SLEX) to Fort Mckinley Hill just so I can avoid 40 minutes of Nichols Traffic
From Macapagal Avenue to Roxas Blvd so I can avoid the crawl along Star City and CCP
Traffic aside, you have to admit, having festive lights twinkling around you eases the pain of being stuck on the road during rush hour. Here are just a few of my favorites.
I love looking at the tree in front of Aloha Hotel along Roxas Blvd. cor. Quirino Avenue in Manila. There's no escaping traffic here but I don't mind being there for 20 minutes as long as there is shimmery eye candy. Personally I love that they followed each groove of the branches and lined them up with Christmas lights. Nothing also beats the old school bulbs that they use to light up the upper part of the tree!
My love for Manila continues with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and Department of Finance Christmas Lights! I love how these two buildings always set up gigantic images using colorful lights. And this year, they went all Pinoy! :D
Just across at the the next corner is the Cultural Center of the Philippines and their parols from Pampanga. I love love love this showcase of Filipino craftmanship, much better than just outlining the building with Christmas lights which they used to do before. What's amazing about these lanterns is that they are the same kind of parols, but the intervals of the blinking lights are different from each other so you start to think that they have different designs.