It is interesting to know that we have several historical religious structures within the capital city of Manila that are comparable to those that can be seen in European cities. Credit goes to the long period of Spanish colonization that lasted for over 300 years from 1521 to 1898. We managed to visit some of them to complete the station of the cross on Good Friday, a Filipino religious tradition done during the Lenten Season.
The sad part though, we lack the interest and the resources for their proper preservation and upkeep. Many of our historical churches are either altered after renovation while some showed to have been given little importance at all.
Century old churches can be found everywhere in the country’s more than 7,000 islands. They are vestiges of our colonial past. While it is hard to diminish that part in our history, we should put those structures to a beneficial use. They are interesting tourist attractions just like our beautiful beaches.
Moscow shopping spree
Looking for good buys in Moscow? Head to Dubrovka. Here you will find a massive shopping complex where almost everything is sold at wholesale price i.e. clothes, shoes, bags, children stuff, cosmetics, jewelry. You name it and you will find it there. The complex is covered and clean you can spend a day hunting for good buys. Just follow the exit signs to shopping center from the Metro. The easier access to the market is at the left exit immediately after a fenced building.
And for anyone who does not mind buying pre-loved items, proceed to building where there a sign for the gymnasium. The shop at the second floor.
For techno buffs, electronic and gadget stuffs are available on the building immediately at the right side of the Metro exit.