Monday, April 21, 2014

Walk this Way: A Walking Tour of Intramuros

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I've been hearing so many great things about the walking tour of Carlos Celdran in Intramuros. Everyone I know who tried it only had good things to say. Indeed, I wasn't disappointed. Carlos Celdran was such a natural. Everything he says just comes easily, leaving us hanging on to every word.

I was enjoying too much that I wasn't able to take lots of photos. The tour was divided into different periods: the pre-Hispanic period, the Spanish colonization, the American occupation, the Japanese invasion, and the present. The tour started at Fort Santiago, then proceeded to San Agustin Church, and ended at Plaza San Luis where we were served a glass of ice-cold halo-halo.

(For those who visited my blog just to learn more about the Intramuros tour, please bear with my outfit shots. Instead of doing separate posts, I decided to combine them into a lengthier one.)

In walking tours like this, make sure you're wearing the right clothing. Light, breezy tops are highly advisable if you're expecting to be under the scorching heat of the sun for a long time. Thankfully, it wasn't that hot on the day of the tour (yay!).

It was an afternoon well-spent. Thanks Carlos Celdran!

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Tigerlily top
Faith and Fashion shorts
Call It Spring shoes
G-Shock watch
Lacoste bag
Romwe sunnies

It was definitely a wonderful experience! If you're planning on visiting Manila, this is a must-try. Trust me, you won't regret it. To those living in Manila and haven't been on this tour, I honestly don't know what's keeping you from joining! For tour schedules, please visit this link.

30 comments:

  1. Nice walking tour. I went here also December last year.

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    1. That's great! Did you enjoy your visit? :)

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    2. Yes Allysa, it was very great to be there. I love the ambiance and its historical background.

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  2. I have yet tried his tour, but I've heard really good things about it! :D Now I want to try it out. Revisiting Maninla's history is always something that touches me dearly.

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    1. I've been also hearing about this tour for the longest time and it was just last month that I decided to reserve a slot. It was really fun! Hope you can join the tour sometime! :)

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  3. I've always wanted to shoot in intramuros but they say its not allowed :( and carlos celdran is the man! haha

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    1. Oh, that sucks. I know a couple of people who shot there but they had to get permits and all.

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  4. this place looks stunning!! and i love your sunnies! ;D xoxo

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    1. Thanks! And the place was indeed stunning! :)

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  5. Went to Intramuros all by myself a few years back. Saw Carlos Celdran doing the tour. It was fun watching him. :)

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    1. His face is so animated! I think you'll have an idea on what he's talking about based on his facial expressions. :)

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  6. Nice! The Walking Tour is still in my to-do list!

    The last time we were in Intramuros, I was in College; it would be fun to go back and hear stories from Carlos Celdran! :)

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    1. I hope you'll find time to join the tour! It was on my to-do list for the longest time and it was just recently that I decided to allot time for it. It was so much fun, you won't regret it! :)

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  7. your muscle graphic tee looks very nice! i want one too! the sunnies looks great as well as the tour! i've never been to not so many place in philippines hope i ca nvisit soon

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    1. Tigerlily has lots of nice muscle tees! You can check them out. :)

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  8. Carlos looks like a very animated tour guide! I will keep this in mind for when we have balikbayan friends who visit!

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    1. I'm sure your balikbayan friends will love the experience! :)

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  9. I am actually planning to have an Intramuros tour. I have tagaytay, Villa Escudero in Laguna, la mesa eco park, manila ocean park and intramuros on my list. 3 more places to go! and anyway, I love that hakuna matata top. ^_^

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    1. There are so many beautiful places here in the Philippines! Have fun! :)

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  10. So pretty!!! This makes me miss Instramuros.. :)

    P.S. I want your shoessss! <3 :)

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    1. Thanks Rhea! I got it on sale at Call It Spring! :)

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  11. Intramusro is such an amazing place! its been ages since the last time I went there. You're so gorgeous and I love your outfit. :)

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  12. I love your comfy outfit! :) Perf for an Intramuros walk..

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    1. I made sure to wear comfortable clothes so I could enjoy the tour more! :)

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  13. nice outfit..perfect for a long walk..comfy!!

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    1. I always make sure to wear comfortable clothes when I know I'll be walking for long periods of time. :)

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  14. I'm enjoying your blog so much! Also liked your FB page :) Great outfit!

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  15. Love your outfit especially your sunnies :D

    New post: http://itsfashionobsession.blogspot.com/2014/04/bluer-than-blue.html

    Ellaine | It's Fashion Obsession

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