Manila

Chinatown Chow and Friends

Tag: Instituto Cervantantes Manila, Carlos Madrid, Guillermo Gomez Rivera, Chinatown Manila Driving around Binondo on a regular day is a torturous errand. There’s nothing like it. Forget Makati and EDSA, in this part of the country traffic takes on a whole new meaning. But Manila is Manila and if you’re a history nut like me it makes going through the capital’s abyss […]

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Manila

Eating Paella in Chinatown

Tag: los ambos mundos restaurant, wah sun,  chinatown manila, binondo — A recent visit to the house of Don Guillermo Gómez Rivera  inspired me to take another look at the Chinatown I thought I already knew. There was a time, according to Gómez, that Spanish was widely used in the area. That the language was so prevalent […]

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Tayabas-Quezon

Calle Granja Stays in Lucena!

I posted this update on the blog’s fan page earlier. What a relief that we not only have sensible people in NCHP but more important is that they’re historically sensitive decision makers too. We have lost so much of our tangible heritage that we have to stand up to protect what remains — and there’s […]

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