Monday, February 20, 2012

Carlos Celdran Walk This Way: INTRAMUROOOOS!

A few weeks ago, I met up with Pax and Mich on a lazy Sunday so we could experience the famous Carlos Celdran Intramuros tour. I was really excited for this learning experience that I said go tayo kahit tayong three lang-- and true enough although a lot backed out from this supposed "field trip field tripan", it was actually one of the most memorable experiences I had with Pax. :)


We met up in the fancy resto Ilustrado, the first food place I saw when my cab entered the arch with the Welcome to Intramuros sign:


A few minutes after I finished my molo, Pax and Mich arrived and we decided na simulan na ang kodakan! :D

Comfy footwear, tour-ready!



We ate (again, in my case, haha) in an eatery near the meeting place:
Pax and Mich:



Neat toys na I'd insist to my mom to buy for me if kid pa ako, hehe:



Then we entered through the gates:

I know I've been here na before, but with a whole new company and a whole new perspective, parang the place turns new all over again! :) I love it!



Don't get lost! Spot the tour assistants wearing a nice black bowler hat:


We finally saw our tour-mates! Love the porma of one of the tourists hehe:


Payment made before proceeding with the tour. P1100 for Adult, and P600 only for the lucky students:


Hear Ye! Hear Ye!


Then our rather huge group gathered around "The Pied Pipier of Manila"!


We began with the National Anthem:


I wouldn't be talking too much about the tour deets, because you have to experience it yourself! Just a sneak peek through photos:

Visual aide overload! :)


I love the music that comes from an old school stereo while we walk from one point to next!


A nice mix of crowd, or "classmates"! :)












The original Jose Rizal books!




Best company ever: Mich and Pax! :)
Pax: Di ka naman naleleft out sa amin e diba!?
Me: Hindi! Saya nyo nga e!
Pax: Si Mich pa naleleft out satin!
LOL.




I love the costume changes according to the era



The very Pinoy chocnut treats for everybody!








We also rode a kalesa!!!



The dramatic part of the tour: Japanese occupation...




Site of the former Ateneo school:


Skater Boys


A cute tram... I feel like I'm in another counchry ;P


The San Agustin Church:


Insert Carlos Celdran humor here: "Ok you can go ahead and take your pictures there, I can only stay up to right here!" :D Panalo!


Kelan wedding? Joke lang Pax! ;D


Then off we go to a nearby resto... for Halo-Halo!




Then we proceeded with the talk on why we Filipinos and our culture is like the Halo-Halo, or Mix-Mix!



Ended the tour with photo ops!

Met new blog friends who also joined the tour! :)



It was an inspiring 3-hour walk. Sulit! It is moving, and it made me look back on all my history classes (a subject I super loved before). And of course, it sparked that shadowed love and pride for my own country. 




God bless the Philippines!

8 comments:

  1. How awesome! I've heard about him and his tour really sounds cool! :D

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  2. Wow! Now I'm thinking to bring my niece to this Carlos Celdran Intramuros Tour :)

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  3. Sayang, wala na akong oras to do this. I really want pa naman, kaso ang daming plans. Hindi ko masingit. :(

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  4. Aw! I bet it was so amazing. When I was in grade school we had a field trip there and being the pasaway I am lumapit ako dun sa "underwater prison" - napadpad po ba kayo dun? Haha basta yun! Nostalgic! And I actually stepped on Rizal's steps - mahaba rin for a kid haha!

    Almira :)
    numbertwohere

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  5. Yung site po ng ateneo noon, sabi nila madami daw pong hidden treasures sa ilalim. Hihi! Super worth it po talaga mag tour in Intramuros :-)

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  6. Everyday, I'm Intramuros because I study there. Pero I feel like I still have a lot to discover pa with the place. So glad you went again there, babe! :) Saya and super sulit for sure! ♥ Galing ni Sir Carlos Celdran!

    Arnie
    www.arnievillanueva.com

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  7. Thank you for your comments guys! Hope you tried the "field trip" na! :)

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