Happening this September 2011
Kalesa Festival in Manila
The way this postcard shows, Kalesa Festival is a colorful event being celebrated elsewhere in Manila this month of September. The first and only time I experienced riding a Kalesa was when I
get to visit with my mom and dad ( yeah, just the three of us) the Ocean Adventure Park near the Quirino Grandstand and Manila Hotel. It took us about five hours exploring that big aquarium and we had dinner at the Pancake House overlooking the bay. We actually enjoyed watching the setting of the sun. So amazing. Inside the park aquarium where we get to walk through the tunnels, it was awesome thing to watch so many kinds of fish and sharks and eels and stingrays. Leaving the park, we rode the Kalesa. It was nightime already and it was drizzling a bit so it was not difficult to convince my parents to take this slow but cool journey. We paid something like P150 to the operator to get his Kalesa take us to the nearest Jollibee for another merienda break. I had a few pictures taken while sitting on the drivers chair! We circled Luneta and ended up our ride at that corner where Jollibee can be found. Now this time of the year, I hope I could get to watch a Kalesa Festival.