February 18, 2013

Cavite Tour 1

Last February 16, Celine and I decided to have our Saturday day date in Cavite. We meet at Ayala Avenue around 10:00 in the morning and rode the bus to Baclaran. From there, we rode the bus to Cavite City and alighted near the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite (By the way, in case you don't know, Cavite City is different from Cavite , the province).

We walked along the park and outside the house then we went inside. From the window of this house, on June 12, 1898, Aguinaldo proclaimed the independence of the Philippines. Now, the house is a national museum. There were a lot of historical items and photos inside. We even see one of the tunnels inside. Celine also bought a souvenir keychain.

[Photo taken from Celine's Foursquare account]

After that, we went to Leslie's Forest Garden Restaurant to have lunch. I always see it when I am in a bus going to Manila so I have always wanted to experience eating there. We tried their seafood kare-kare and ordered other food as well. The ambiance in the restaurant feels like you really are in a forest.

We then went to Casa Hacienda Tejeros Convention, which was the site of the Tejeros Convention. Andres Bonifacio, on March 22, 1897, organized an assembly that eventually elected Aguinaldo as the President of the Philippine Revoluationary government.

[Photo taken from Celine's Foursquare account]

Due to the summer-like heat and tiredness, we decided to go back in Manila. It was a great experience to tour Celine around Cavite. There are still a lot of places I wanted to show her. Hopefully, we'll have more time this year.

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