This antique shop is where Floy Quintos’ shop first stood. We didn’t take a peek because according to JP, it’s a bit creepy!
Now our feet led us to Roxas Boulevard, where we got to witness the famous Manila Bay sunset. Today, several high-rise buildings stand in place of what used to be spacious streets and old heritage homes of the affluent Manila crowd.
Ride a calesa when you get the chance! Take a silhouette photo in Manila Bay, as well.
Starting off our Malate area tour, we passed by AdvoCafe. This quaint coffee shop promotes local goods and gives their earnings to their scholars. Grabbing your coffee and cakes here is more guilt-free than ever, knowing that it goes to a good cause!
Turn right and you’ll see this building that kinda looks like a hotel — but not really. Read the sign and you’ll get an idea of what this is.
We also stopped by this famous Chinese restaurant, Su Zhou Tea House. It’s one of the most authentic dining spots, so have a hefty lunch or dinner and order your Chinese faves!
Of course, you can also choose to dine at the crowd favorite Aristocrat.
Finally, onto our last stop: Malate church. They’re currently doing a restoration project of the structure with the help of Escuela Taller.
It was a good, nurturing 3-hour walk. Learning more about the old parts of Manila, particularly Ermita and Malate, is like looking at the other side of the spectrum.
Anyone else fancy a tour around? We promise, it’ll be good to look back to the past and have some fun while doing it!