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  • 52 Weekends of Family Fun: Part 1

    Hello new year, hello new places to discover with the family! For this month, see our recommended spots for visiting.
    by Julian Vorpal .
  • Can’t decide where to go or what to do for the weekend? For 2013, we’ll suggest not 1 or 10, but 52 places you can take the family to, whether for a day trip or for a weekend getaway! That’s one for each week of the year, so start filling in your calendar now! 

    Your first stops for January: Intramuros and the parks of Quezon City. Enjoy the outdoors while the cool January weather lasts! 

    January 5: Old Manila Walks


    Looking for an amusing yet educational way to spend the day with the family? Want to learn more about the city of Manila and its history and culture? Look no further than Old Manila Walks where Ivan Man Dy and Anson Yu can take you on a journey of discovery and even some good eats!

    Why go there: Old Manila Walks takes you on walking tours through Intramuros, Far Eastern University and even has a tour that samples various tasty dishes from all sorts of places in Chinatown.


    Family-friendly factor: The ground they cover is at a reasonable pace for 2-3 hours. Ivan and Anson are great with folks of all ages and they and their team makes sure that everyone is secure and doesn’t just wander off.

    May cost you: Call them for details.

    Fun factoid: Ivan sometimes dresses in a traditional Chinese robe, complete with queue to get him and everyone into the spirit of things. He usually does this for the Chinatown tour. 


    Contact details:

    Old Manila Walks

    Address: Most bookings are by phone or online. Once a tour is booked, the meeting place and time will be designated. Usually, it’s somewhere in Binondo, Intramuros or Far Eastern University.

    Landline / Mobile: 711-3823, (+63918) 962-6452

    Website: http://www.oldmanilawalks.com/


    Photo by Caryl Joan Estrosas via flickr creative commons 

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