samreshwas absolutely blown away by Carlos Celdran's tour. Definitely was the highlight of my trip (and yes, i was in Boracray for a few days). I am a novice history buff and was wanted to know the history of Manila/Phillipines. Tried reading about it in Lonely Planet, but not the same. Carlos's tour was very informative, entertaining and emotional. I would DEFINITELY recommend taking his tour. The guy is hilarous and clearly takes his history and culture seriously.The only issue is getting a taxi back home. A bit hard to find and as his tour ends at dusk, the area get a bit shady, so try to arrange for someone to pick you up - just in case.
samreshThe original cathedral of Manila was comprehensively destroyed during WWII. The current cathedral was built after the war to replace it, but obviously couldn't be expected to be of the same build-quality. It's nice enough, but just doesn't have that same colonial aura to it.
samreshI went to visit Fort Santiago because I was in the old town and it was ranked so highly on TripAdvisor. It was 75 pesos to enter and all I saw was construction work being done. You can only walk down one main path which is also littered with horse carts asking to give you a 'tour'. When you finally reach the top part of the fort... It's drenched in this awful smell from the nearby polluted river. Definitely a pass until they can clean it up.
The National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, also known as the Redemptorist Church and colloquially as Baclaran Church, is a prominent national shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Perpetual Help along Roxas Boulevard in Baclaran, Parañaque, a city in the southern part of Metro Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
Every night the security guard goes around the Shrine at least every hour to check if everything is secure and that there are no unauthorized people around the back of the Sanctuary, in the Sacristy or other places not easily visible from the church proper. Recently the roving guard was just about to do the regular rounds when the guard stationed in the Candle Chapel said “There is no need to go to the sanctuary I saw a priest there a short time back.
Such a wonderful and cozy place to stay🤩😍. All the staffs are friendly and easy to approach. Inside and outside the hotel 🏨 is instagrammable. No wonders ,why it’s famous for a staycation.
I remember during the 65th Miss Universe After-Party, Cove Manila in Okada Manila was choose as the venue for the said party and its the first time it got opened to the public. All I can say was that nightie a night to remember, the party is so lit where it’s absolutely unforgettable. It was grand and magical that I cannot even describe the feeling of being there. It’s full house, both international and local celebrities attend that event all hailing for the newly crowned Miss Universe. It was really one of the best party I’ve ever been in my entire life, so far. Also not to mention how magnificent Cove Manila is you can’t imagine. If ever you get to party in the metro never ever skip Cove, that place is just the best ever!
At the Burgery. cheap burger in town that serves delicious patty which is grilled in front of you. Although relatively cheap, there are more expessive options on the menu but its all worth it. Gets a bit crowded especially now thats it’s almost holidays. I just love the taste of their burgers. keeps me going back for more.#staycation
when around in manila while keeping safe! ☺️😇
People who are attracted to you because of your pretty face or nice body won’t be by your side forever. But the people who can see how beautiful your heart is will never leave you.
Taking time to celebrate family reunions and the 85th birthday of the padre de familia in Solaire hotel and casino, Manila. Precious moments worth remembering.