Monthly Archives: April 2013

Cebupac’s seat sale promo

You might want to check out this latest promo of Cebu Pacific Air.

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Fort Santiago visit

Going out in the scorching heat of the sun is not advisable health-wise, but two Saturdays ago the family was blessed with a partly cloudy skies that we were able to go out and visit Fort Santiago. We’ve been planning to visit this place for the longest time. It was only realized last April 13.

The Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception or Manila Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in Manila. Have a Kalesa trip via this horse-drawn carriage (right photo) in Intramuros.

We were like tourists visiting the place for the first time. While I was busy taking some pictures on our way to Fort Santiago, hubby was explaining something to the kids about the Manila Cathedral.

Tickets are still affordable.

Mom and Dad alone

Mom and Dad

The kids don’t want to have their photographs taken with these life-size cardboard standees (left photo), so it’s just me and hubby.

“One of the oldest Hispanic stone fortresses in the country. In pre-colonial times, this was the site of Rajah Soliman’s “kuta” or fort. The Spaniards under the term of Governor Gomez Perez Dasmarinaz fortified what was originally stone structures.”(Taken from a flyer handed out at ticket booth.)

The Rizal Shrine.This is where Dr. Jose Rizal spend his last few days after he was convicted for sedition. At present, "Rizal Shrine serves as museum where mementoes of the hero can be viewed."

Dr. Jose Rizal spend his last few days inside this cell before his execution in Dec. 30, 1896. His “last footsteps” were immortalized through these bronze footprints.

"The Rizal Shrine houses a museum where mementoes of the hero can be viewed."

Inside the shrine is a museum where Jose Rizal memorabilia are found.

The memorial cross represents the demise of a total 600 Filipinos inside Forth Santiago during the Second World War. The dungeon served as execution chamber of political prisoners from Spanish to Japanese period.

The memorial cross represents the demise of a total of 600 Filipinos inside Fort Santiago during the Second World War. The dungeon served as execution chamber of political prisoners from Spanish to Japanese period.

Bombs and cannon at Fort Santiago. The tranvia is a replica of the pre-war street cars in Manila.

Bombs and cannon at Fort Santiago. The tranvia is a replica of the pre-war street cars in Manila.

All tired, but happy.

All tired, but happy.

I would not trade the smile and laughter that the family shared while we were at the park. We went home tired, but brought with us an experience that we will always cherish.

Fort Santiago is located at Plaza San Luiz Complex, Cor. Real and General Luna Sts.
For inquiries call: Intramuros Visitors Center at Tel. 5272961; 5271572

Low Cost Holiday Deals

Top of the agenda for many holidaymakers is price. And if you’re looking for a low cost holiday deal, there are more than a few ways to grab a cut-price bargain.

When you’re looking for a cheap holiday, one of the best places to start is by searching for a late deal. It has long been a popular way to find a great value holiday and it still is, with many thousands of holidaymakers snapping up superb discounts throughout the summer season. So where do you start? The best tactic is to start searching for holidays departing within the next few weeks, usually within six weeks or so.

Often, when searching for a cheap holiday as part of a last minute getaway, the best prices are on those breaks departing within just a couple of weeks. To get these low cost getaways, you’ll need to be flexible because availability is strictly limited, so be prepared to alter your search criteria in order to track down the cheapest deals. Try amending your departure dates, your choice of local resort and your style of accommodation.

Of course if your search for a cheap holiday hasn’t turned up the right results, you could try searching for an early bird deal. Of course it does mean you have to wait a little bit longer to jet off to the sun, but it means you’ve got plenty of extra time to save some spending money, pay off the cost of your booking, and plan all those things you want to do on arrival. What’s more, many tour operators advertise next year’s holidays with tempting discounts too – which helps to make things that little bit easier.

If you’re looking for a late deal or a low cost getaway to paradise, search online or speak to a Thomas Cook representative to save money and secure a fantastic bargain break in the sun.