A few weeks ago one of my new colleagues and I took our children to visit Intramuros, the walled city in the oldest part Manila. We walked around awhile, looked at Fort Santiago and then took a horse-drawn carriage ride around the grounds. The first thing I thought was that the area looked so much like Puerto Rico. Makes sense with the Spanish influence, I suppose.
After a small snack and water break we walked over to see San Agustin church, a Roman Catholic church built in 1607. It is supposedly the oldest building in the Philippines. It’s a beautiful structure and is still used for services to this day. The whole area is really quaint and beautiful and would be a nice place to come back again and spend some time when you aren’t with four children under 7! 🙂