Having a ride on a jeepney is a most common way to commute around the city, but this one is a different story.
I was introduced to Jeepney Tours – one of the fun ways to tour around the city while riding on a jeepney. Now what makes this usual different from other jeepneys? Here’s what I had to say.
While the usual jeepney rides can be tedious sometimes (because of the gruesome heat, traffic and pollution outside) this one is crazy pimped and colorful, fully conditioned, spacious (it can accommodate up to 20 persons) and it has a videoke installed inside for everyone who wants to sing their hearts out.
We are all smiles while we deal with the gruesome rush hour traffic as we’re heading to the walled city of Intramuros! But before we head straight to the walled city, we had a quick stop at Luneta to stretch our sore muscles, and for others to have quick photo op outside our very own “jolly jeep”. 😛
And as we arrived at Intramuros, we went around the walled city’s attractions until we made our stop at the prestigious San Agustin. Luckily, Carlos Celdran is also at the San Agustin while doing the final part of his walking tour.
And we went inside Barbara’s, where it it known for their sumptuous Spanish-Filipino cuisines and the much-applauded cultural show.
What I like about Barbara’s are its interiors and the homey atmosphere that makes me feel like i’m in a different country.
In a way, i’m a bit disappointed that they had less choices in their buffet. But the food was good though.
As we had our dinner, we enjoyed ourselves with the wonderful serenades of the rondalla group.
Then suddenly, the lights has dimmed out, it was time for their much-awaited cultural show!
It was fun to see cultural dancers do their rhythmic moves as they perform on stage, as they showcase different dances now rarely seen as this time. From the fierce moves of the singkil dance to the fun and enlightening pandango sa ilaw and the showcase of our country’s national dance the Tinikling, we are all smiles as we are all entertained by the host’s gleeful smile and his ecstatic moves for everyone to see.
Sadly though, this has come to an end. But I was surprised as I went back to the jeep and my fellow bloggers are now haggling over the microphone, waiting on their turn at the videoke!
And it’s a surprise for me to find out that they had their own cooler where we can have our drinks be chilled, and in this case, we have bottled water, canned soda and beer! Videoke + beer = fun fun fun!
It was a fun event, and I never thought that riding the jeep is gonna be this FUN! I recommend Jeepney Tour for the ultimate touring experience around the Metro!
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