Corregidor is only an hour away from Manila by ferry so I don't know why it took me soooo long to visit the place. Definitely a must-see for history buffs! Click the link below to read about my experience.
Upon arriving at the port in Manila, we checked in, then boarded the ferry. The entire process took less than 15 minutes. The ferry looked okay from the outside but it didn't feel very clean inside. I even saw a cockroach on the wall beside my seat! Aside from that, everything was fine. The crew were accommodating and helpful, and went so much as to prepare a series of Christmas song and dance numbers because it was December!
It didn't take long before we arrived in Corregidor Island. After getting off the ferry, we were ushered into our respective tramvias (pictured below), which would be our means of transportation during the entire tour.
Our tour guide was informative yet very entertaining! He spoke fluent English and had a good sense of humor. Never a dull moment during the entire tour!
One of the highlights of the tour was the Malinta Tunnel which served as a refuge for the Filipinos and Americans during the Japanese invasion. Here we were offered the option to watch for an additional fee the Lights and Sounds show which was a reenactment of the events in the war. Don't expect much though because this show was made and developed decades ago!
We were taken to see various military structures and facilities-- all of them destroyed in the war. It was a sad place, really. We even felt guilty for smiling in our photos :(
Soon after, it was time for lunch! There wasn't much variety to the food but the dining area was so cozy that we enjoyed our meal.
Last stop was the museum where you could find various artifacts and photographs of the war that took place in Corregidor so many years ago.
From start to finish, I was impressed with how organised this tour was. Kudos to Sun Cruises for this one-of-a-kind experience!
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