Filling up with the spirit of the times. The famed walls of historic Intramuros just added another history. This time, the pioneers of liquor and wine in the Philippines: Destileria Limtuaco. As the oldest distillery in the country at 166 years, it is very fitting to have a museum that shows the legacy and the… Read More Destileria Limtuaco Museum
It’s that time of the year again! Today is International Museum Day. Sadly, we cannot visit any museums today because of our work schedules. This year’s theme is “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”.
Manila – the first in the country to be modernized after hundreds of years to be colonized. It is also home to the first tramway (railway) station, the center of administration, and the first commercial district in the country, Escolta. You can find here the center of commerce way back in the American era in… Read More First United Building Community Museum
Philippines is known as the seat of Catholicism in Asia, such that of Rome in Europe and Mexico in the Americas. Having said so, there are over 70 million devout Catholics in the country. During the Holy Week, when most people are having their vacation in the provinces or just having a staycation in their… Read More Visita Iglesia 2016: 7 Historical Churches in Manila
The artwork is a detail from the “Modern Maria Clara” (1958) by National Artist Victorio Edades (1895-1985). © Aissa Domingo and the National Museum of the Philippines (2016) The National Museum of the Philippines invites women and girls of all ages to visit for FREE.
The Intramuros and Rizal’s Bagumbayan Light and Sound Museum is one of the main attractions in Intramuros showcasing the history of the Philippines and the Filipino’s journey to freedom.
As we mentioned in our Chinese New Year post, Binondo is a haven of authentic Chinese dishes for different budget sizes. It is impossible for you not to feel hungry during the festivities, and people in Binondo know that very well.
Roaming around the streets of Binondo can be very tiring indeed. Good thing there is this place called Lucky Chinatown mall, where there are also some activities that you can do while you chill out and get away for a while from the hustle and bustle of the main streets.
As the Chinese New Year celebration is about to come to a close, let us share to you how we took part in this very special occasion. In the Philippines, 18-27% or about 30 million people are Chinese or of Chinese ancestry. That is why many Filipinos join in the celebration of the Chinese New… Read More Chinese New Year 2016 (Part 1)
What is it like living in colonial (read: Spanish era) Manila?