Fantastic Tour! Way to go Carlos!
I remembered to post this article when Mike Best, my visitor from Cincinnatti, gave me a thank you gift which I received via mail last week. He appreciated the tour very much and I enjoyed joining the carlos celdran tours as well. Finally, I was able to meet the funky down-to-earth carlos and I joined not only one but two tours in one saturday afternoon. The first one was a scheduled Funky Imelda tour of the CCP complex buildings (CCP Main Theater, Folk Arts, and PICC). I learned the great importance of the Leandro Locsin architecture and understand better Imelda Marcos and how the CCP came to be. Then, we had a private tour of Intramuros which started with the tour of San Agustin Museum, Casa Manila and finally Fort Santiago. This tour talks alot about the spanish colonial era and the liberation of the Philippines by the Americans. There has been alot of articles already written about the tour and everything they said about Carlos is true. What I like most about the tour would be:
- Carlos funky getup and how he starts all his tour with the Philippine National Anthem.
- There are alot of funny anecdotes, controversial insights and unwritten gossips about the history of the Philippines.
- Carlos is a great promoter of the Philippines and we should have all tourists to our country to have the celdran tours as a must in their itinerary.
By the way, we requested Carlos to bring a psychic friend, Jessica along to cap the day with ghost stories and psychic readings. It was truly a fun saturday with Carlos.
Here are some of the links and reviews:
>> Carlos Celdran Intramuros and Funky Imelda Tour Photoset
>> Planet Philippines Article on Carlos Celdran
>> Philippine Business Magazine: Volume 12 No. 4 – Lifestyle. A Walk through History
>> Time Article March 7, 2005: Walk the Talk
>> Official Blog: www.celdrantours.blogspot.com