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MapaLakad Tour: Review

by Carmel Ilustrisimo

Last week, I joined a few friends, old and new, on a walking tour around Old Manila. MapaLakad was created by our tour guide (and my good friend), Reina Adriano, as part of a school project. 507 more words


Old Manila tour this Saturday!

The Ocampo Pagoda mansion was built during the Japanese invasion. Now, it serves as a boarding house for travelers. Catch a glimpse of the Ocampo Pagoda mansion, along with other architectural landmarks in Old Manila with MapaLakad! 72 more words

FAQs on MapaLakad

I’m glad to say that I’ve finally opened my Old Manila tours to the public!

Get a copy of MapaLakad: A Guide to Old Manila… 820 more words

What's Old is New Again

I’ve been fascinated by vintage postcards of Manila from the 1900s. A great source of these glimpses of the past is the blog Pinoy Kollektor¬† 80 more words


This Must Be A Sign, Carly...

So a few years ago, I wrote this story set in 1896 Manila which had a Brit visiting Old Manila to check on his eccentric uncle who had added a mysterious woman to his will. 443 more words

Writer's Life

Paano mo mamahalin ang Pilipinas?

Ang sabi nga ng matatanda “You only love what you know.” Kaya, paano mo masasabing mahal mo ang Pilipinas kung di mo naman sinusubukang mahalin ang lugar na kinalakihan mo? 390 more words


I’ve been to quite a few countries and a ton of different foreign cities. However, the feeling that I get when explore my own city is quite different. 900 more words