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!
Dia Del Galeon Festival: Reliving the Manila - Acapulco Galleon Trade
While in Hong Kong a few years back, Tutubi tried to board the Duk Ling, an authentic Chinese Junk in Victoria Harbour that made him wish there's alsoan authentic galleon anchored in Manila Bay that can be boarded someday.
That day came true when news of the coming of the replica of the galeon Andalucia, a 17th century Spanish galleon, visited Manila for a few days and will be staying at Pier 13 in Manila's South Harbor. Herewith is the schedule and other information for those interested in seeing and actually boarding a galeon in order to get a feel of how it was like in those days.
THE GALEON ANDALUCIA (OCTOBER 6-9)
WHERE: PIER 13, SOUTH HARBOR, MANILA (Next to Manila Hotel) ADMISSION: FREE DATES October 6 1:00 pm - 4:00pm October 7 9:00am – 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm - 4:00pm October 8 8:00am – 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm - 4:00pm October 9 8:00am-12:00pm
DAILY SCHEDULE (except october 6,9) 9:00am-12:00pm – LARGE GROUPS 9:00am-4:00pm PUBLIC
For Groups of 30 or more, email your information and desired time between 9:00am-12:00pm.
INDIVIDUAL GUESTS There is no need for reservation for individuals and groups with less than 30 people
AGE LIMIT Children under eight years old are not allowed due to safety reasons. Children under twelve need to be chaperoned
PARKING There is no ample parking at the pier, however there will be some at Quirino Grandstand.
E-mail Abi Portillo at firstname.lastname@example.org with your information including: day, time, number of guests, contact information.
The Galeon Andalucia is a replica of the 17th century Galleon. Guest can hop on-board and jump into history!"
How to get to Pier 13, Manila South Harbor:
from Quiapo, you can board jeepneys with signboard Pier, alight near Manila Hotel then walk towards the Pier.
Air Philippines is making their way to get to the top. This airline is now offering a travel deal year round. They are giving away cheap airplane tickets and cool discount promos for all travellers who will take local and international flights.