From skyscrapers to shantytowns, Manila's neighborhoods reflect the city's diversity. More than 12 million people call the capital of the Philippines home.
Anthony Bourdain calls Filipinos "probably the most giving of all people on the planet."
With a population that's more than 80% Catholic, Christmas is a very big deal in the Philippines. To get into the spirit, Bourdain attended a holiday office party in Manila.
He also feasted on adobo with members of the band Keystone. The cover band from Manila dreams of following other Filipino cover bands in pursuing gigs abroad.
Tondo is one of the largest shantytowns in Manila. Many Filipinos go overseas to find work to help their relatives at home.
In Pasay City, almost anything you need is available from street vendors. Some of the Philippines' unique mix of East and West reflects the country's history as a Spanish colony.
Local frozen dessert halo-halo translates to "mix mix." It's a milky drink containing a variety of sweets including boiled sweet beans, gelatins and candied fruit.