|Carlos Celdran tries proben, a street-side delicacy, and is amused |
to find out that it is actually a chicken's proventriculus, hence the name.
Apo View Hotel recently launched a handy Davao City street guide; it’s a customized city map that invites visitors to set-off a Davao foot adventure with Apo View Hotel as their starting point. The map contains practical insider information a tourist would need to navigate around important cultural and historical attractions in downtown Davao. And to test the ‘walkability’ of the map, Apo View Hotel invited the celebrated Manila tour expert and cultural activist Carlos Celdran to do the road tour called ‘Carlos Celdran does Davao’.
|Guests at Apo View Hotel are given complimentary copies of this map|
After two days on foot following the map, feeling and seeing the heart of Davao City, he revealed that ‘it’s about time Davao City should push pedestrian tourism and promote the culture of walking.’ With Davao City’s remarkable accomplishments, such as the most livable city in Asia, the country’s cleanest and greenest city, best police office in the country, the smoking ban in public spaces, the banning of videoke shortly before midnight and the recently implemented speed limit in the city – these factors made Davao City all the more very ready for pedestrianization.
He added that he has no doubts it can be done in this city as it only takes political will to do it. And if there’s one city that has it, it is Davao City!
|After all long day of walking, Carlos Celdran indulges |
in a quick foot massage at Osmena Park under the shade of the trees.
Salute to Apo View Hotel in its efforts to MAKE DAVAO CITY, A WALKABLE CITY.