Touring Taal, Ortigas, and Intramuros

22 Dec

We have a cousin (together with her husband) who we met for the very first time when they visited the Philippines last November (you can read about it here). We toured them around but it seemed that we ourselves were the tourists. We took more pictures than they did. Haha! 🙂

Sharing the places we went to…

(Too lazy to put caption on the pictures, sorry).

Taal, Batangas

We went to the town of Taal to see its local Catholic Church, the Basilica de San Martin de Tours. It had a bell tower that overlooks Balayan Bay and an old Bahay na Bato converted into a museum.

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EDSA Shrine, Ortigas

Living near where two People Power Revolution happened compelled me to bring them there. I pass by the area everyday on my way to work but it is my first time (yes, first time) to actually set foot on the ground where Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo took her oath as President.

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Tagaytay

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Intramuros

I wanted to show them a cultural part of Manila and not just the malls.

I think I’ve been to Fort Santiago during a field trip in elementary. And I’ve been to San Agustin Church to attend an evening wedding. But this is my first time (after more than a decade of living in Metro Manila) to get around Intramuros to get a glimpse what is left of the Spanish colonization of the Philippines.

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Fort Santiago

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