Search this site:


About This Blog
Flight chronicles of the backpacker Tutubi, with travelogues, pictures/photos/videos, travel guides, independent and honest reviews, affordable, recommended resorts and hotels (including inns, guesthouses, pension houses, lodges, hostels, condotels, bed and breakfast and other cheap accommodations), commuting guides, routes (sometimes street maps and GPS coordinates/waypoints) and driving directions to answer "how to get there" questions, information and tips on tourism, budget travel and living in Philippines, Exotic Asia and beyond!

Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.

More than the usual tourist spots and "places to see," this blog advocates heritage conservation, environmental protection, and history awareness for Filipinos, foreigners, and ex-pats wishing to explore Paradise Philippines and Exotic Asia!
Highly Urbanized Cities

  • Angeles City
  • Bacolod City
  • Baguio City
  • Butuan City
  • Caloocan City
  • Cebu City
  • Cagayan de Oro City
  • Davao City
  • Dagupan City
  • Gen. Santos City
  • Iligan City
  • Iloilo City
  • Lapu-lapu City
  • Las Pinas City
  • Lucena City
  • Makati City
  • Malabon City
  • Mandaluyong City
  • Mandaue City
  • Manila City
  • Marikina City
  • Muntinlupa City
  • Olongapo City
  • Paranaque City
  • Pasay City
  • Pasig City
  • Puerto Princesa City
  • Quezon City
  • San Juan City
  • Tagaytay City
  • Taguig City
  • Tacloban City
  • Valenzuela City
  • Zamboanga City

  • Philippine Provinces
  • Abra
  • Agusan Del Norte
  • Agusan Del Sur
  • Aklan
  • Albay
  • Antique
  • Apayao
  • Basilan
  • Bataan
  • Batanes
  • Batangas
  • Benguet
  • Bohol
  • Bukidnon
  • Bulacan
  • Cagayan
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Camiguin
  • Catanduanes
  • Cavite
  • Cebu
  • Compostela Valley
  • Davao Del Norte
  • Davao Del Sur
  • Dinagat Island
  • Eastern Samar
  • Guimaras
  • Ifugao
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Kalinga
  • Isabela
  • La Union
  • Laguna
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Lanao del Sur
  • Leyte
  • Maguindanao
  • Marinduque
  • Masbate
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Mountain Province
  • Negros Occidental
  • Negros Oriental
  • Northern Samar
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Palawan
  • Pampanga
  • Pangasinan
  • Quezon
  • Rizal
  • Romblon
  • Samar
  • Saranggani
  • Siquijor
  • Sorsogon
  • South Cotabato
  • Southern Leyte
  • Sulu
  • Surigao Del Norte
  • Surigao Del Sur
  • Tarlac
  • Tawi-tawi
  • Zambales
  • Zamboanga Del Norte
  • Zamboanga Del Sur
  • Zamboanga Sibugay

  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Beaches
  • Bridges
  • Casinos
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Delicacies
  • Ferries
  • Festivals
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Golf Courses
  • History
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Jose Rizal
  • Lighthouses
  • Mosques
  • Museums
  • National Artists
  • National Heroes
  • National Cultural Treasures
  • Parks
  • Public Transportation
  • Restaurants
  • Rivers
  • Seaports
  • Spanish Forts
  • Volcanoes
  • Watchtowers
  • Waterfalls
  • World War II

  • Philippine Tourist Spots
  • Boracay
  • Clark
  • Corregidor
  • Subic
  • Follow/Affiliations

    Manila: Walking Tour of Luneta (Rizal Park) and Baywalk

    After the Paco cemetery visit, we again walked towards Luneta but stopping by Wendys on T.M. Kalaw St where I ordered my favorite-- BMM!

    The sun's already setting by this this time making taking pictures more enjoyable due to the lighting evidenced by the photo of Lapulapu (the rear guard of Jose Rizal) with children included to add scale.
    lapu-lapu monument

    nearing the time of the golden sun, we pushed forward to baywalk by hailing a cab to catch the famous sunset (that I never got tired of) where we saw the QTV event and a bunch of photographers (probably a class)

    arsenio lacson
    the former Arsenic mayor of Manila sitting on the bench

    next, we experimented again with long exposure using the posts at the middle of Roxas blvd as tripod since both of us were too lazy to bring our own tripods. We couldn't get a better perspective as a result of our "indolence."

    after 11 hours of walking, cab/jeepney rides and taking pictures, we decided to go home tired and weary yet satisfied with our "historic" journey most Filipinos would not even dare do.

    Below is a map of Manila and the route we took from Quiapo to Baywalk

    thus ended the tour of the flightless tutubi!

    Labels: , , , , ,

    posted by backpacking philippines @ 6:18 PM,


    At Dec 26, 2006, 12:44:00 AM, Blogger GENIUS IS JUST ANOTHER MOUSE! said...

    Wasnt this painted gold or something to that effect before?

    At Apr 4, 2007, 9:22:00 PM, Anonymous kyels said...

    I miss the walks in Luneta when I was in Pinas!


    At Oct 5, 2008, 4:06:00 PM, Blogger dodong flores said...

    Baywalk is a better place for me this time with "less commercialization." It's good that joggers and promenaders can now enjoy the place the way it used to be. What's lacking with the place this time is the consistent police visibility that should discourage petty criminals preying on unsuspecting baywalk visitors...

    At Nov 1, 2009, 9:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi there...coming to visit d philippines soon.been there once,last year, but din manage to travel a lot..anyways,where does dat 1st pic located??dat huge statue? well as d other pics dat beach pics n the nightime pics...where is it at???n thanx 4 ur reply on how to go to manila ocean park,dat was me n i found it useful....will b stayng at d riviera mansion,tq.

    At Nov 1, 2009, 9:32:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, that first picture is in Luneta (rizal park) too very near manila ocean park and less than 15 minutes from your hotel. that "beach" pic taken on the so called Baywalk along Roxas Blvd and actually walking distance from your hotel :P


    Post a Comment

    If you're not using Blogger or any OpenID, Tutubi recommends selecting Name/URL on the form field below so Tutubi can return your visit (Remember to use http:// in the URL field).

    Please READ before you ASK questions!

    Links to this post:

    Create a Link

    << Home