We planned to go to Intramuros, Manila’s historic walled area, but last minute research showed that museums and tourist spots are still closed. I wanted to revisit Casa Manila, a preseved Filipino ancestral house a few steps away from San Agustin Church. The last time we went here was in 2018, and I distinctly remember the musuem’s strict rules: we were not allowed to take photos, and were instructed not step out of the red carpet. Needless to say I only had one proper photo of the museum – the patio.
The ones I remember from that tour were the airy rooms with wooden floors where guests were entertained; the master’s bedroom; the double toilets; and the water catcher stored at the top floor. Luckily, while the musuems are still closed, the video below by Tourism Philippines is available in YouTube so tourists like me can still explore Casa Manila virtually. I actually learned more from this video, and it was great to see the museum interiors up close once again.