Let me give you a tour through some photos we took (starting with some outfit shots, of course)...
shirt - CPS Chaps, shorts-thrifted, blazer-from thailand, boots-thrifted, bag-thailand
I'm so glad I was wearing boots and tights! It made walking under the rain less of a hassle. I failed in making myself invisible to bystanders though. Boo. Anyhoo, back to the tour...
Rode a pedicab going to Manila Cathedral near Fort Santiago for P40
In front of Manila Cathedral! Kuya at the side, photo bomber. Tsk. Hehe.
replica of Michaelangelo's "La Pieta" (um, I was trying to emote ba hehe)
Amazing front door. WOW. It's in fact bronze (thought it's wood) and made by Italian sculptors.
"Fort Santiago is a natural defensive position that has been used for centuries. Situated at the mouth of the Pasig River, which runs into Manila Bay it is the ideal place to put fortifications to ensure the safety of the area and to defend against the pirates and marauders which frequented the area."
In his prison cell during the last few hours of his life, he wrote his famous farewell poem--Mi Ultimo Adios (the last farewell). He hid it in a lamp and gave it to his sisters.
So, that's the end of the tour! It really felt like we were in another place, in another time. One of the best tours we ever had. It was a good 2 hours well spent. Hope you enjoyed reading this post and hope I convinced you guys to visit this semi-neglected place. Cmon, let's support Philippine tourism!:) Ilocos next?
P.S. Don't forget to join my Primadonna shoes giveaway!