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The best way to start learning about the Philipppines..
119 L.P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City, Philippines
(02) 828 4774
If you arrive in Manila and want to understand more about what you see, spending a few hours on Carlos' incredibly insightful and engaging historical tours is a must. If the Philippines is a prism, the theatrical journey he will take you on will try to unravel the different layers and sides of the country's history and culture. Start with the Intramuros tour and learn how and why the Philippines spent "500 years in a Spanish convent and 50 years in Hollywood", and follow it up with the Imelda tour, to learn just how colorful the 'Marcos years' were. Tours are 5 times a week but if you need a tour opened up on a certain day, two weeks advance notice is required.