October 2015—My good friend Glaizee and I decided to visit and tour Manila. More for her than me, since she hasn’t seen much of Manila when she last visited.
What luck that my trip to the US would land on the same weekend we’d be traveling. I had to make a couple of adjustments to my itinerary to make both fit, and thank the heavens it worked out in the end.
I prepared a Trello board for this trip since then, and I’m happy to say we made through our first day in Manila today.
Our first stop is the infamous Mind Museum (Taguig) where kids and adults can enjoy and learn about the world we live in.
It took us 10-15 minutes to get there, but we managed to find our way. The best part is the Mind Museum were running a promo where we’d get all-day passes at their regular rate if we download the official Mind Museum app to our phones!
It’s one of the best museums the Philippines has to offer. It’s interactive, expansive, and consistent in their campaign for reading. Some of the lessons I learned back in high school actually came back to me as I went through exhibit after exhibit.
Each exhibit has a detailed description, with reminders here and there to read them to better understand how this particular phenomenon occurred or how this invention works.
My favorites are the Tyrannosaurus rex exhibit, the astronomy section, and the replica of the Gutenberg printing press.
If Jayson and I decide to take the kids to Manila, this is definitely one of our stops. Highly recommended, enriching, and fun.
Glaiz and I then had lunch at BGC (Italianni’s), visited Fully Booked Fort Bonifacio, and finally headed on to our Airbnb.
Next stops: Intramuros/Fort Santiago/National Museum