look and listen to what they have to say…
More press shout outs HERE.
"...a delicious adventure..."
Star Daily, Davao
was inflicted with diarrhea during the tour."
"...packs an adventure for any leisurely wanderer."
" Chinatown, horse dung stench included, never fails."
"The flavors are varied...and recounting Philippine history
in a manner that is quite enjoyable."
"It is impossible not be taken by their engaging , positive
energy that makes their fellow Pinoys see something new, interesting
and beautiful in this grand country of ours
"...will certainly inject a new sense of wonder when you wander
on the same streets!"
" ...guaranteed to be easier on the pocket tan most vacations,
plus, it's a welcome alternative to those weekend trips to the mall."
The Philippine Daily Inquirer
"...fed our minds
with stories of scandal, tenacity,rumors, perseverance and love
affairs....(the tour) was fun and delicous!"
and urban explorer extraordinaire."
"...excecellent raconteurs who can keep any group size enthralled
with their patter their patter the Philippines' past."
Planet Philippines 2006 edition
“ …has deep knowledge of Manila and its history and
culture… an expert at ferreting out the often overlooked
gems of the city…maybe the best thing that has happened
in Manila tourism in decades!”
“If you take this Binondo tour, it’s worth it.”
“THE best way to explore the city of Manila is by taking
a walking tour.”
“Tsinoy culture comes to life when he does unforgettable
food walks through the kitchens of Binondo for a memorable encounter
with the Chinese culture of taste.”
China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
“Old Manila Walks is reacquainting Filipinos with the notion
that they actually have a rich history. And they’re doing
it step by step.
“It was brilliant to see Chinatown through the eyes of an
expert. Definitely worth taking if you are at all curious about
what great culinary finds Binondo has to offer.”
“Over two hundred years of history covered in two hours. Indeed,
reliving our country’s past couldn’t be more entertaining…It’s
amazing how much you can learn by simply going out for a walk.”
straight from their mouths!
on the Big Binondo Food Wok tour and found that it fed both my mind
and my stomach very well! I would encourage local foodies who are
also interested in social & architectural history to go on this
- Grace Kho, Philippines
been on your tours twice in succession (with my officemates, then
with family), I can confidently say that the experience is something
people of different ages and interests will appreciate. From the
food, to the architecture, to the cultural trivia, to (for my older
relatives) the trip down memory lane, there was something for everyone.”
- Katrina Lagman, Philippines
loved your tour. You were funny, serious, historical and gossipy,
all at once. You included the architecture, politics and history
of Manila in a lovely package.“
- Lena Zezulin, USA
had so much fun in the tour we lingered on to talk about art...we're
definitely starting the year with a lot of inspiration!"
- Ria Dumdum, Philippines
a short note to thank you for the BIG Binondo Food Wok tour you
did for my family and friends last Sunday morning. We all really
enjoyed it! We will be Sure to recommend Old Manila walks to anyone
we know heading to Manila."
- Warren D.Thomas, Singapore
wanted to thank you for the great tour of Manila. Was great that
I could join the ladies and meet another side of Philippine life.
Thought the tour went really well, will certainly recommend you
Geoff Kidson, Zimbabwe
you for the marvellous afternoon I had in
Chinatown, walking with your company...It made of my Manila stay
much more fun !!! "
- Luciana Guimaraes, Spain