Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Who says one needs to go outside of the Metro just to get that "Spanish Colonial Period" feel? Mj

Today, after doing some shoe business errands, Nikko and I went around Marikina City to explore the shoe capital of the Philippines. We initially wanted to visit the Shoe Museum but it was already closed when we got there. Thus, we ended up visiting the Our Lady of the Abandoned Church and having dinner at the Cafe Kapitan, along J. P. Rizal Avenue, Marikina City.

The majestic Our Lady of the Abandoned Church is where Nikko hears mass every Sunday. It is currently undergoing renovation.

Cafe Kapitan is located inside this 200+ year old ancestral house of Kapitan Moy Guevara, the father of Philippine shoe industry. In fact, the first pair of shoes in the Philippines is said to have been made inside this building. The building now houses different restaurants and an events venue/reception hall.

That Spanish Colonial Period feel.
Blue Marlin in Lemon Butter Sauce

Tenderloin Tips

And of course, we got some snapshots of shoe stuff around the area.

Can't wait to go back!

I'm back!

After more than a year of hiatus, I'm going back to telling my story. To friends and happy readers, enjoy! To haters, go ahead and envy! :)