Intramuros: the “Walled City”

Intramuros, the “Walled City”,  is the most historical place in Manila.  It is a Latin  word which means, within the walls.

How to get to Intramuros:

Ride and MRT bound for Taft. After getting off at the Taft  Avenue Station, walk towards the connecting footbridge to LRT-1 EDSA Station. Buy a ticket bound for Libertad Station.  From Libertad Station, walk towards the corner of Taft Avenue and Libertad Street(Arnaiz Avenue).

Ride a jeep with “Pier Harrizon Plaza Luna” sign, tell the driver to drop you off Fort Santiago.

Getting  Around Intramuros:

By foot:

The cheapest mode of going around. However, you need to have comfortable shoes, umbrella and bottled water!

Ride a pedicab:

The pedicab driver will tour you around the wall city.

Ride a kalesa:

An old-fashioned way to get around Intramuros, however it is more expensive than hiring a pedicab.

I conquered Mt. Batulao!

November 14, ang isa sa pinakamasaya at nakakapagod na araw ng buhay ko. Dahil sa wakas natuloy na rin ang matagal na plano na umakyat sa Mt. Batulao. Super excited kasi pag nakaya ko tong “pagsubok” na to, ibig sabihin pwede rin ako umakyat sa iba pang bundok. Kumbaga, tinetest pa ako.  Hindi ako nakaramdam ng kaba sa adventure na to, pero alam ko makakaramdam ako ng sobrang pagod.

Mt. Batulao

Mt. Batulao

Walang exercise, medyo kulang sa tulog (excited nga!!!) masaya kaming naglakbay papuntang Batangas. Super energetic, I tried to sleep sa biyahe pero sa sobrang pagkaexcited hindi pa rin nagawa.

Around 8 am, nasa Evercrest Golf Course na kami. We started the trek at 8:30. Group of 4 (isang mountaineer at 3 baguhan). Mula sa fork to summit (old trail), it will take you 1.5-2 hours. Pero dahil puro picture (inatupag) at sadyang mabagal, (isama na rin yun pagkain ng lunch), we reached the summit at 12:15! haha! Medyo mahirap yung trek pataas (old trail). hehehe! (Siguro dahil na rin sa timbang at walang exercise.)

Wala ng mountain dew! Nililigpit na ni manong. 😦


Sobrang pagod man pagdating sa taas, makakalimutan mo yun dahil sa ganda ng view!!! Relaxing! Lalo na yung hangin na malamig kahit tanghaling tapat! At syempre, may mountain dew pa. pampatanggal uhaw!

Tumambay muna kami sa summit to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. At 1:00pm, we decided to go down. Dahil pababa na, medyo mabilis na kaming nakarating sa Evercrest. (4:00pm) 🙂 Kasama din dun yung pagtambay sa bukuhan at pag-idlip dun sa kubo dahil umulan. hihihi!

What I learned from this experience? I should never give up and magdala ng katinko para may pampahid sa tuhod pag sumakit! Kahit na napagod ako, kailangan ko talagang tapusin pra ma-reach ko yung peak. And of course, tinuruan din ako na magbawas ng pagkain at need mag exercise! hahaha! 😀