It was suppose to be a quick trip to Metro Manila on a friday but I extended my stay until weekend planning for a weekend tour in Bataan with one of my best buddies and former housemate.
Since she’s residing in Malolos, Bulacan, we plan to stay in there house by friday night and will depart for Bataan on Saturday early morning.
Unfortunately, commuting to Malolos from Quezon City was a real struggle that night. We were on the transport terminal of SM North Edsa. We lined up on the UV Express bound for Malolos but after more than an hour, no more UV Express are coming (Panic mode 😱). The line was transferred to different side and sides, but still no UV Express came. We tried to take a bus but it seems that all people in Metro Manila are going with us. All bus bound for Malolos were full (overloaded actually 😁). Until at around 12mn, we just sit on the bench feeling hopeless 😰.
Few minutes after, the dispatcher calls for another line for Malolos bound UV Express. This time, it’s a success! 😃😄
After an hour, we arrived safely in Malolos Bulacan!
Saturday morning, haggard as we are….we woke up late. It seems that all our energy were diffused from last night’s commute struggle.
It’s too late so we can’t proceed on Bataan tour, but the wanderlust in me will not allow a weekend for nothing. 👣👣👣
Hello!!… We’re in Malolos, Bulacan! One of the historical place in the entire Philippines. So we can’t just stay home. 😉
That afternoon, we walk on our way to Malolos proper.
Malolos Cathedral. The Malolos Cathedral, also known as the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception (Spanish: Basilica Menor de la Nuestra Señora de la Inmaculada Concepción), is a historical church in the Philippines located in City of Malolos, the capital of the province of Bulacan. The Cathedral is also the ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of the Diocese of Malolos, a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Manila. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Kalayaan Tree. It was planted by Gen. Aguinaldo during a lull in the Malolos Convention. Aguinaldo is said to have conducted many political discussions here. Under the tree is a monument that symbolizes the meeting of Filipino revolutionaries represented by Gregorio del Pilar and Gen. Isidoro Torres; Don Pablo Tecson, an erudite legislator; Padre Mariano Sevilla, a nationalist leader of the church and Doña Basilia Tantoco, portraying a woman freedom fighter. from wikipedia
Ancestral Houses. Walk through the streets of Malolos at the back of the Cathedral and take a view of the ancestral houses with unique architechture.
Got amazed of this door! 😍
We rode on a unique jeepney (shorter than the normal jeepney in Metro Manila) and head to the famous cafe in the town…
Pastry Chef. Eat All You Can on a sumptuous buffet of desserts.
Sunday morning, it’s time to go. But wait, we still have side trips on the following:
Barasoain Church. The Cradle of Democracy in the East, the site of the First Philippine Republic. The church is proverbial for its historical importance among Filipinos. The church was founded by Augustinian Missionaries in 1859. Renowned for its architectural design and internal adornments.
Hoping for more travels and crazy adventures!😉
Oopps! I almost forgot….
Special thanks to my dearest friend Tin for the free 2D2N accommodation, tours, and food trip in her hometown. #friendshipgoals 👯