Category Archives: GUIA: TOURS

Guided Tours I Give or Join

Visita Iglesia 2017: Searching for the Costly Perfumed Oil

For this year’s Visita Iglesia, let’s ponder on last Holy Monday’s Gospel reading which relays Jesus’ rebuke of Judas’ hypocrisy and praise for Mary’s use of expensive oil on Him. In the reading, Judas questions Mary’s use of a “costly … Continue reading

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Half a day in Intramuros: Must Visit Places and Must Dos

Due to the massive urban sprawl Manileños have been experiencing at a rapid rate these past few decades, more and more are physically being distant from the historic center of the city. This creates for a lot of citizens a … Continue reading

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Why I Will Miss La Cocina de Tita Moning

In a week, La Cocina de Tita Moning, the bespoke restaurant experience in old Manila, will be closing her doors to guests and diners after a 15-year run. Located within the former home of Dr. Don Alejandro Roces Legarda and … Continue reading

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Recent Intramuros Tours

Ever since I took my tours seriously, I’ve focused mainly on the San Miguel area. My tour in the said district usually includes the Basílica Menor de San Sebastián (commonly known simply as San Sebastián Church), which is Asia’s only … Continue reading

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Visit the Philippines 2015: Pearl of the Orient Seas

I am a proud agent in the enterprise of Philippine tourism and heritage preservation. Although I facilitate my tours on freelance, by-request-only terms, I still actively promote our heritage, culture and history through my works as a writer. But more … Continue reading

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A Sunday Afternoon in Manila

There’s more to Manila than its monstrous malls and its faddish crazes. Although there is much to be desired from our heritage sites, they are still there – needing both badly needed maintenance and visitors. Several Sundays ago, my sister … Continue reading

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Laguna de Bay Trip: Provincial Charm, History and Art

Whew! It has been a while. Lately, I’ve been focusing my blogging time on Cuchara Tenedor, my new food blog. Well, going back, this post will be about my family’s two trips around Laguna. We haven’t really completed the so-called … Continue reading

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