Thursday, May 23, 2013

Philippines Day 4: The Singing Cooks & Waiters Restaurant

Date of Visit: 23th March 2012

Just in a day, Abel managed brought us to the place we requested:
And before Abel send us back to our lodging, we decided to have dinner with him as a token of appreciation for his excellent, friendly and good services throughout the trip. Abel recommended to a dining place where not just that we can enjoy their local foods but at the same time, we will also entertain by their special performers - which are their own cooks and waiters. Sounds interesting, right?
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    #1: The name of this restaurant: The Singing Cooks & Waiters Restaurant

    Thursday, May 16, 2013

    Philippines Day 4 - Manila City Tour Park 4 (Manila American Cemetery and Memorial)

    Date of Visit: 23rd March 2012

    Before the day turns to night, we managed to visit numerous of places in just a day:
    The next place that we are heading to is a place that not many people willing to visit. But when I surfed from the net, it stated that this place was one of the top tourist attractions in Manila. I bet if my mom know that I will visit this place, for sure she will stop me from doing so but I really love to see this place as it being mentioned by visitors that it was beautiful and serene.

    Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, which located in Taguig City took almost an hour drive from our previous destination and when we arrived, it almost closed. I was so scared that we might not able to witness this place but thank goodness to Abel, he had few words with the guard and fortunately, the guard allowed us to enter although it almost closed in less than 10 minutes 
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    #1: White marble headstones in the cemetery. Isn't it beautiful, green, and tranquil?

    Monday, May 13, 2013

    Philippines Day 4 - Manila City Tour Part 3 (Quiapo Market Manila, San Agustin Church & Casa Manila)

    Date of Visit: 23rd March 2012

    Before we move on to the next two attractions which located in Intramuros, Abel brought us to Quiapo Market Manila instead Divisoria which we did requested earlier. The reason why Abel refused brought us to Divisoria was because he told us it was overcrowded and at the same, it kinda dangerous for us. I did checked from Tripadvisor and some of the reviewers did mentioned that Divisoria is full of robbers and many being attacked by pick pocket and there were some gang controlled. Divisoria is well known as a market district that fill with wide assortment of low-priced goods and wholesale and bargain shopping. Abel told us there are other alternatives besides Divisoria, and so he recommended us to Quiapo Market Manila.

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    #1: Quiapo Market Manila is another  good and cheap destination to enjoy shopping in Manila, besides Divisoria

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    Philippines Day 4 - Manila City Tour Park 2 (Fort Santiago & Manila Cathedral)

    Date of Visit: 23rd March 2012

    Done with one of the top tourist attractions in city of Manila, Rizal Park, Abel then brought us to Intramuros which located on the north of Rizal Park. Intramuros, known as "The Walled City" is the historic centre and oldest district of Manila. This area was built by the Spaniards in the late 16th, hence all the architectures of the buildings here were heavily influenced by Spanish.

    There are many things you can see and do in Intramuros and after did a research, my friends and I requested Abel to bring us to the following places (which I did mentioned in my previous post) :
    • Fort Santiago
    • Manila Cathedral
    • San Agustin Church
    • Casa Manila

    And for this post, I will share about Fort Santiago and Manila Cathedral which both of these located not far away from each other. 

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    #1: Known as calesa and this is one of the way to get around Intramuros. But for this one is freaking unique. Don't you think like the Cinderella's pumpkin carriage?