Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tour Intramuros with White Knight's Electric Chariots!


Bilang Pinoy (hehe) I've toured Intramuros / old Manila countless times na... Lalo nung grade school and high school! Memorize na natin yan...Walled city, footsteps ni Jose Rizal na gold plated. Tapos isama pa yung Carlos Celdran Walk this Way namin ni Pax last year! But here's something new and mas exciting--yung itour natin ang Intramuros via White Knight's Electric Chariots!


White Knight Hotel (n) - located in Plaza San Luis Complex, General Luna Street cor. Urdaneta Street, Intramuros Manila, the hotel offers affordable and comfortable rooms, with that old-Manila feel, but with modern facilities and even WiFi access (important sa Instagram-ers, hehe). White Knight daw ang hotel name kasi they are the saviors / sanctuary to the damsels in distress (the tourists). Cool noh!


One afternoon after a meeting, Pax and I rode a cab going to Intramuros' White Knight Hotel. Had refreshments first with some bloggers and White Knight Hotel's team where we casually learned more about their hotel and tours.

Finally... we went out na for the adventure! We signed up waivers muna, and claimed our helmets, knee and elbow caps (required suotin for everyone)...

Readyng ready sa outfit! Comfy dapat, and ready sa labanan! Shorts and top and sneakers! Although swerte namin saktong-init lang, if other days, mas better ata if I went for white shirt nalang! ;)

Si Pax gusto na itry yung 2-wheeler chariot...

...Off-balance kagad, but here's kuya White Knight to the rescue!

Mahirap pala sha i-balance at maniobra sa first try!

Ay may guardia sibil! ;p Lagot ka Pax! Hahaha!

For the first few minutes, they had us experience their new 4-wheeler electric chariot. Bago nila tong offer sa tours para sa mga afraid sa 2-wheeler (na nilaunch nila last year palang). May tutorials muna by our kuya guide before everything:

Walang hulas-hulas pag si Janeena! ;p

Blogger Mike Soon, sanay na sanay mag drive!

Favorite ko to! Nag ATV narin ako noon sa Bora with my highschool barkada. F na F ko na kahit hindi ako marunong mag drive e nakakapaandar ako ng sasakyan hahaha.

O diba, ume-ATV ng naka swimsuit, hahaha! Boracay circa 2011(?)

Dahil bago palang si four-wheeler paandar, they let us go around lang their hotel grounds. The Four Wheel version is designed for the tourists na medyo madali mangalay or afraidy mag 2-wheeler (which entails more balance). In short, para sa mga katulad ko. Lolol.

Bet niyo yung may mga nanunuod na guardya sibil? Hehehehe.

Group picture! 

When we got back to the chariot parking area (soshal!), Paul was already there!

Janeena parang model ng White Knight Chariot! :D

 Si Pax bumangga lang naman sa halamanan, hehehe:

Kanwari wala lang, okay lang, pero sobrang nerbyos ko na niyan! ;P Hahaha! Hindi ako marunong mag bike guys, sabi ko kung dati to nanyari magjijinarts ako at hindi mapapasakay ng 2-wheeler! Braverrr na pala ako ngayon hehehe--YOLO na! ;p

When we're used to the segway na - time to go outside the hotel's vicinity! At the San Agustin Church. Sasanayin at papracticein ka naman muna ng guides before you go out. O diba dito, chill na and chumichika na ako with Bff!

Most of the time, stop kami here and there para mag kwento muna si kuya tour guide about the historical sites. 

This is my "Ay may quiz mamaya" face, hehehe. Kinig kinig sa history lessons:

Paandar namin ni Pax: Holding hands habang nag chachariot! Hehehe:


Hanggang sa kalye, hehehe:

Natatawa ako sa pinaggagawa namin! ;D

Sila kuya Mike and Wen din daw! Hahahaha! SWEET!

Si Bff numo-no hands! Texting while driving, wag tularan guys!!! Lol.

Sa mga gusto rin mag try nito....
The WHITE KNIGHT TOURS include:

30 Minutes Tour - P500 / Head
1) White Knight Training
2) Plaza San Luis Complex (Casa Manila and La Monja Loca Store)
3) San Agustin Church

1 Hour Tour - P1000 / Head
1) White Knight Training
2) Plaza San Luis Complex (Casa Manila and La Monja Loca Store)
3) San Agustin Church
4) ECJ Building
5) Ateneo de Manila
6) Galeria

2 Hours Tour - (new, no price yet)
 1) White Knight Training
2) Plaza San Luis Complex (Casa Manila and La Monja Loca Store)
3) San Agustin Church
4) ECJ Building
5) Ateneo de Manila
6) Galeria
7) Cuartel del Sta. Lucia (PC Barracks)
8) Light and Sound Museum
9) Buluarte de San Diego
10) Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
11) Manila Bulletin, Buluarte de San Andres
12) Buluarte de Dilao
13) Mapua Institute of Technology
14) Lyceum of the Philippines University 
15) Colegio de San Juan de Letran
16) Manila Cathedral
17) Palacio del Gobernador
18) Plaza de Roma
19) Arzobispo de San Ignacio

 

Ang bagong tour guides, hehehe:
  
Amazed by the preserved structures ng old Manila. (Panalo din yung picture nato, thanks to the Kuya Guide assigned to me! :))

Gitna ng tours, I decided to step down muna my chariot, and grabe sarap mag moonwalk sa ngalay ng knees hehehe!

And then halos gabi na when we got back in the hotel!!! :)
 

Anyway, if you're interested din to book here, the room rates:
Standard - P1960
Deluxe - P2184
Executive Twin / Queen - P2520
Suite - P2744


We also toured around the hotel, Pax leading us up the red carpet stairs! Hehe.

Bff busy sa lobby.

Donya Victorina view:

Gusto ko yung hanggang rooms naka holding hands:

LQ daw, hahaha.

Naiiyak ako sa tawa! ;p

May bumabalak pang mang gulat!

...Aaaaand that's it! :) Thank you for coming! sabi ni Pax! ;p

Hope you also find it interesting to book here, or try out the White Knight Electric Chariot tour!
Personally, enjoy na enjoy ko sha! Eto na siguro yung epitome (epitome!) ng learning while having fun! Sana ganito nung studyante pa ako and inaaral namin ang Philippine history during the Spanish times! Mas mamememorize ko siguro yung mga lugar, hehehe. Thank you White Knight Hotel and Tours for having us! Definitely one for the books!


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