Starbucks Intramuros, Rizal Park and the Equinox

Last Saturday was like a preview of how hot this year’s summer would be like. We were experiencing the “vernal equinox phenomenon” in Manila last Saturday, and according to our local weather experts, it signals the start of summer and dry season.  Nevertheless, whatever that equinox was, it didn’t stop me and my friends to walk around Luneta park.

Actually, we wanted to checkout the reopening of Manila’s Planetarium, which you can also see for free until April 30. But as luck would have it, the place was jam-packed by students and the last show for 4pm was already full. So what else to do around the area?

Explore Rizal Park! Or at least, spend about thirty minutes under the full blast of the equinox. Pardon the quality of the photos, I only had my mobile phone at the time.  If only I knew that we were exploring Manila, I would have brought my legit camera! Some photos I got from my friends, too.

Rizal Park with the famous photobomber condominium
Mi Ultimo Adios by Jose Rizal
The statues in the Lights and Sound Show showing how our national hero , Jose Rizal, was executed
Another angle

After all the photo sessions and after sweating so much under the sun, we decided to checkout and cool off at Starbucks Intramuros.  Having iced cold coffee there is already a destination in itself.  I’m not a fan of Starbucks coffee so much now since lawschool, but I still loved and enjoyed the interiors in this branch.


those tealights make the difference


the lighting is perfect for selfies!

So much old Manila and Europe feels!

When was the last time you explored good ol’ Manila?



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