There were a couple of rain showers this past few days so I was a bit hesitant on our Bataan day trip. That midnight on the day we were supposed to leave, it was really raining hard. However, God is really good that by the time I was going to the bus terminal, the rain stopped. We rode Genesis Bus going to Balanga, Bataan and left Manila by around 4:30 AM. We arrived at Bataan Terminal around 6:30 AM, then at 7:30 AM (1 hour waiting time for passengers), the bus left going to Bagac. Basically, around 4 hours travel time to get there by commute. Finally we arrived at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar around 8:30 AM. We strolled around the place and took some pictures before we joined the tour at 10:30 AM. They have tours every hour, which starts at 8:30 AM. I just love their welcome drinks, sago't gulaman - very refreshing!
With more or less 27 houses, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a museum of vintage houses from the 18th and 19th century. These houses were stored as it is, and reconstructed some parts. Each house comes with a historical role in it. Houses here came from different parts of Luzon like Quiapo. The feeling of nostalgia comes when you roam around the vicinity. Aside from the tour, you can feel the 19th century era by using their facilities (rooms for overnight, classic Filipino games), and the 'Photo Corner' of Las Casas which lends you Filipiniana clothes and have a couple of minute pictorial around the place. Of course, you have to pay for it. Las Casas also has a 'batis-ispired' pool which the children can enjoy. Aside from that, they offer kayak to their 'gondola-like' river. They also have beach, though it's grayish.
Meet our adjustable tripod! This was so cute and awesooome! :) A big help for taking good pictures of us!
More photos on my Facebook page here.
Changed my watermark! Like it? Haha! There were so many good photos I wanna share so I put these on a collage. :)
*PS. Food photos will be on my next blog! ;)
Bo. Pag-asa, Bagac, Bataan