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Metro Manila - My Galleon Andalucia Experience - October 9, 2010


The Galleon Andalucia


The Galleon Andalucia is a replica of the 17th century Spanish galleon that plied the Manila-Acapulco route centuries ago. It arrived in Port Area Manila last October 6, 2010 as part of Dia del Galleon Festival 2010.

The Galleon Andalucia reminds us of our history that we are once part of the Galleon trade of Europe, the America's, and Africa.

A vast number of people flocked to the port area to have a glimpse of the galleon. Of course, I will not let this oppurtunity to pass.

People from all walks of life...


in front of Eva Macapagal Super Terminal


Philippine Coast Guard HQ


It was already 9:00 AM, when we got the chance to enter the port area. And the long wait started. Together with Axl, inaliw na lang namin ang aming sarili sa picture-taking at pakikipag-kwentuhan sa mga kasama namin sa pila.

sa pila...


NCCA representatives giving out numbers


I'm 223rd! the last batch is up to 1000 only


Kahit mahirap, mainit at nakakapagod pumila, it's all worth the wait, kasi along the way, I met new friends, at eto sila:



Axl - blogger, salamat sa walang sawang pagkuha ng pictures sa amin... Kaw ang nag-tolerate ng ka-adikan ko sa pictures... Hahaha!!!

Charles - ang makulit at masayahing bata... Hahaha!!! Organize mo na next gimik natin! Excited ka na eh! Hahaha!

Benj - si Kuya na gustong gusto ko ang dalang "Sarong"... Hahaha!!! Laging naka-smile at wala rin kapaguran sa pagpapatawa... Hahaha!!!

R-Jhay - dinaan sa pagiging Police Trainee nya para lang makapasok sa loob ng Port area... Whahaha!!!

The Bicolana Girls - ang mga masahaying babae na wala rin patid ang kakulitan... Picture Picture!!!

The Butchers - ang dalawang kuya na walang ginawa kundi aliwin kami... Hahaha!!!

Si mother and son tandem - ang mag-ina na tiniis ang lahat ng hirap makita lang ang Galleon...sabi ko sa inyo wag tayo aalis at makakapasok din tayo... Tama? Wahahaha!!!



At madami pang iba na nakasama namin sa walong (8) oras na pagpila... (tinalo nito ang limang (5) oras na pagpila namin sa Manila Cathedral last year on Pres. Cory's wake...)

Run! Run! Run! Tamaa!!! =D Salamat sa inyong lahat...

At around 4:00 PM, we finally had the chance to come close to the Galleon. It's so amazing! Ang ganda talaga!!! So, with limited time given to us, we took pictures as quick as possible. We were only allowed to be near the galleon for 10-15 minutes.









We ended our day with a snack at 7-11. A well deserved snack! Wahahaha!!!

Axl, Me and Charles @ 711


Thanks to Axl and Benj for sharing photos from their cameras.








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4 comments :

Axl G. said...

whaha naunahan mo ko i blog to... tatamad pa ko ikwento ung adventure na to :D

Mervin said...

@Axl - wahahaha!!! thanks po... nauna ka pa din kc nakapag post ka na ng pix eh... hehehe!!! thanks po...

bertN said...

Eight hours kayong pumila just to be closed enough to touch the ship? Nobody allowed to board? That sucks!

Mervin said...

@bertN - the organizers decided na wag na paakyatin sa loob ang mga tao para bumilis ang pila at mas madami ang makakita sa Galleon...

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