Sometimes we think we know a place like the back of our hand. We pass by it everyday and we assume we already know everything there is to know. But many times we are mistaken. There’s more than meets the eye. Some days you just want to enjoy the ride and open your mind, explore a place.
For instance, take the kalesa ride in and around Intramuros. Let’s check if you know these places or markers, starting with the more familiar. Luneta or Rizal Park. Manila Hotel. Manila City Hall. Kilometer 0. Quirino Grandstand. Manila Ocean Park. Museo Pambata. Fort Santiago. Manila Cathedral. Ninoy and Cory Aquino Shrine. Liwasang Bonifacio. Miguel Lopez de Legaspi monument. Manila Post Office and National Museum.
For this article, let’s stop and look at the Andres Bonifacio Memorial Shrine. This is not as difficult as the Cry of Pugad Lawin Shrine, in which Andres Bonifacio also plays a central role.
If you know these places, good for you. If not, it’s time to take a karetela ride, sit back, forget about not being cool, and re-live history.