VIAJES de MANILA 2011: Tour of Downtown Manila

*If we wake up to a rainy Manila tomorrow, this trip will be immediately postponed.

I am inviting everyone once more for a day tour around downtown Manila this Friday, 13 May 2011, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

We all meet at the Recto LRT Line2 Station Ticket Vending area and finish at the Guadalupe Station (Makati) after taking the Pasig River Cruise.

The itinerary includes a quick visit at the National Museum, a trip through Quiapo church and its environs, a walk along Avenida Rizal on the way to The Escolta and to Binondo. From Binondo, where the group shall have lunch, we make our way to the Escolta Pasig River Cruise station and head off to Guadalupe in the city of Makati, the symbol of modern Metro Manila.

A modest fee will be charged by the tour facilitator. Other fees such as transportation and food costs would be shouldered by the guests. Guests shouldn’t dare bring anything can easily be snatched or stolen by the many petty criminals roaming the city of Manila (just like in any city in the world!). Do wear closed-shoes but be in a comfortable attire. If ever you are to bring backpacks, which I highly discourage, wear them in such a way that you can always “monitor” your belongings. Warm up for long walks, bring fans, sunglasses and a bottle or two of water.

For inquiries, please simply call or text me. Please bring friends and relatives who are interested!

I hope to see you all tomorrow on this Viajes de Manila tour!

*To give you a proper context for our trip, here are some videos on Youtube showing the Pre-War grandeur and genteelness of Manila.

About hechoayer

Things made yesterday still influence us until today. Things made today will influence us tomorrow. Things of the essence such as faith, culture, food, music and values should never disappear nor eroded by the times. Instead, these must be recorded, lived and shared. Something made yesterday - hecho ayer - can be tomorrow's saving grace. Never ignore the past.
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2 Responses to VIAJES de MANILA 2011: Tour of Downtown Manila

  1. Ramón Quiñonero Fernández says:

    ¡Hola amigo! Por casualidad he encontrado tu bolgg y me parece muy interesante. Por favor, escribe un pocomás en español porque lo haces muy bien. Ánimo.

    • hechoayer says:

      Gracias mil Ramón. Espero que continue a leer mi blog. Mi próximo ensayo sera sobre nuestra heroe nacional, Dr. Rizal y el Hispanismo en las Filipinas. Tenemos a recordar nuestra cultura hispanica y la importancia de la lengua española aqui. Es un triste actualidad que el gobierno ha olvidado la idioma de Rizal!

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