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Street Foods Outside Intramuros

For the love of exploration, we walk into the busy grounds of Roxas Boulevard, Luneta Park and Intramuros. This happens for 5-days of which attending a seminar in the morning and 5-days of exploring Manila in the afternoon (5 PM-onward). This is a part of the 5-Days Manila Challenge.Image

After exploring Manila Ocean Park and Playground,
Crossing Busy Streets: Manila Hotel, Civil Guards and Random Things, and Intramuros: City Within Walls, it’s time to try the street foods outside Intramuros. It’s been tempting especially that we are tired from walking.

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What do we have here:

  • Kwekkwek: 4 pieces for 10 pesos
  • Fish Ball: 1 peso each
  • Hotdogs: 2.50 pesos each
  • Penoy: 8.00 pesos each
  • Gulaman: 5/10 pesos per cup

Thanks to Love for this yummy treats. I like the hotdogs and kwek kweks.

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They are called street foods for it can be found just near the street or road. Be cautious with what you eat and if you want to try this, too. We did try this because we know our tummies were not so delicate and we are hungry as well.
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Just when we thought that we should head back to the LRT station, we cross the street for some golf balls and pictorials in Club Intramuros Golf Course.

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Intramuros: City Within Walls

For the love of exploration, we walk into the busy grounds of Roxas Boulevard, Luneta Park and Intramuros. This happens for 5-days of which attending a seminar in the morning and 5-days of exploring Manila in the afternoon (5 PM-onward). This is a part of the 5-Days Manila Challenge.

IMG_6327After the seminar, we tried again walking along Roxas Boulevard and decided to continue walking to reach Intramuros. It was a long walk but with my girls being so energetic and so bubbly, it was certainly one great adventure.

Long walk from Roxas Boulevard and Crossing the Busy Streets: Manila Hotel, Seeing Civil Guards and Random Things, we finally arrived.

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Trivia About Intramuros:

  • In Latin, Intramuros literally “within the walls”, meaning within the wall enclosure of the city.
  • In 1951, Intramuros was declared a National Historical Monument.
  • There 8 entrances in Intramuros.
  • Most famous destination inside is the For Santiago.

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It was not my first time in Intramuros, I think this was my third time here, but I haven’t explored it all yet still. My personal favorite was climbing up to the walls and enjoy the city view of Manila. I took my friends here… I want to make this tour memorable for them.

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A must-see and must try in Intramuros:

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    • Historical Sites: Fort Santiago, Postigo del Palacio, Puerta de Santa Lucia, Baluartillo de San Jose and Reducto de San Pedro, Baluarte de San Diego, Puerta Real and Revellin de Real del Bagumbayan, Baluarte de San Andres, Baluarte de San Francisco de Dilao, Puerta del Parian and Revellin del Parian, Baluarte de San Gabriel, and Puerta de Isabel II.
    • Plaza, Monuments, Buildings: Plaza de Roma, Ayuntamiento, Palacio del Gobernador, Plaza Moriones, Plaza México, Plaza Sto. Tomas, and Plazuela de Sta. Isabel.
    • Churches: Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral) and San Agustín Church.
    • Museums: Bahay Tsinoy, Casa Manila, Light and Sound Museum, Rizal Shrine, and San Agustín Museum.
    • Ruins: Intendencia (Aduana) and San Ignacio Church.

It was already dark and our innards is in the state of revolution, so we decided to get out of Intramuros for some street food trip.

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5-Days Manila Challenge

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For the love of exploration, we walk into the busy grounds of Roxas Boulevard, Luneta Park and Intramuros. This happens for 5-days of which attending a seminar in the morning and 5-days of exploring Manila in the afternoon (5 PM-onward).

Day 1: Luneta Park and the Viking Ride

Improved and renovated areas in the park draws attention to local and foreign tourist. The park was transformed into a must-see tourist destination. Aside from the renovated landscape of Rizal Shrine, there are other attractions place in the park such like Pinoy Thomas and friends (train), the gigantic Lapu-Lapu Monument, carnival rides, floating map of the Phil., et cetera.

We didn’t missed the chance to get our photo ops from these said attractions and we also did tried the Viking ride.

Day 2: Morning Walk and a Visit in The Martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal

I was so early for my seminar which is quite a surprise to me. The bus is not full with cramming passengers and I am comfortably seated in a train (LRT) that morning but then again when I check at my phone and see the date, it was (March 9) a national holiday and most have their holiday break. How I wish everyday would be like that morning… And since I arrived 1-hour early, I decided to pass by Luneta Park and take some good pictures and have an exercise (walking). Check out what I did that morning:

After our seminar, together again with my friends, we passed by Luneta again. Here is what we did:

Day 3: City Within Walls

After the seminar, we tried again walking along Roxas Boulevard and decided to continue walking to reach Intramuros. It was a long walk but with my girls being so energetic and so bubbly, it was certainly one great adventure.

Day 4: Children’s Playground at Luneta Park
After the seminar, we wanted to go home early for some tasks to be done for tomorrow’s seminar closing. But how do you stp your feet from finding its way to good and exciting places? 🙂

We ended up walking again in Luneta Park and saw the Children’s Playground… and said to each other, let’s just be quick. LOL! Here is our tour inside:

Day 5: Morning Rush and Lights and Music Fountain at Luneta Park

I have to be early to print out my lesson plan, and since I don’t have any idea where I could find one near the Pearl of the Orient Tower, I decided to get off LRT at Central Station and walk the busy streets of San Marcelino where during my college days we often do our research and rents computers.

The seminar graduation ended up almost 6:00 in the evening but still we wanted to walk around Manila, this time we had another companion- Sir Rolan.

It was fun walking around Manila. It what our mishaps, sweat and calorie burned, laughs, food trips, bonding, sharing of thoughts and stories that made our adventure perfect. It was only our first time together in going out, but it seems that we are just some old souls from the past who had the chance to meet again in this so called present. I summarize this as an awesome 5-Day Manila Challenge, and what made this a good adventure is that we all ended up gaining new perspective and new friends for keeps.