Thursday, March 5, 2015

Walk with Chan Chinese New Year Tour (Part 2)

Now we are stuffed with food from Ramada hotel we go to the next part of the tour.

We head for the San Nicholas district.

At the Plaza we meet the on going street parade. There are dragons, establishments and lions. It's true Chinese New Year in Binondo is still about business.

Here we stand at the remains of the Panceiteria Macanista Y Buengusto. The place will soon give way to the damgaes of time. No sight or anything of restoration.

We then pass by Jaboneros.

This is the oldest hardware store in the area and probably one of the oldest in the country.

There was supposed to be a lion dance presentation but the hosts took a long time and we decided to head back to another restaurant.

Madrid is still lines with old houses waiting for the wrecking abll or just a gust of wind to take them down. Also San Nicolas is a place you would never want to go alone. Too dangerous.

We make a full circle at Escolta near Sta. Cruz as we walk to our destination.

Panciteria Antigua, now called New Toho still retains some of the food it has served for more than a hundred years. Yes, this is the oldest surviving restaurant in the country.

We have some of the interesting foods include the lumpiang shanghai, pansit, and the adobo.

We saw a dragon dance and lion dance over fireworks.

The alst stop is theis Buddhist Temple on Zacateros St. I saw the name of the temple but its in Chinese so now I can't remember.

The actual temple is on the third floor and the fourth floor. I love this temple for the many images and statue it has. In fact I was not able to capture the images all in all. Just some.

That ends the tour! 恭喜發財! 새해 복 많이 받으세요!

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