February 10, 2012

Baluarte



As promised, I will create a separate post for this. Baluarte is the only zoo in the Philippines that has no entrance fee (as far as I know). They say that it is not just a zoo but a wildlife sanctuary wherein visitors can interact with animals. It is open every day from 7AM to 6PM.




kailangan talaga may picture dito
At the entrance, you will see the small horse-drawn carriage called “tiburin”, the rides are free but of course “manongs” are expecting for tip. I know that it is free but my husband who’s not reading my itinerary asked manong if we can ride the “tiburin” and if it is free. Then manong whispered, tip lang po

I do give tip but I hate it when people are expecting for it. Anyway, we rode the carriage and he brought us to the camel, took some pictures and he dropped us off to animal encounter shows.





Hubby was so active that time and he always volunteers. Well, time to shine. =)



After the animal show, you have a chance to take pictures with their tiger, P50 per picture. If you use your own camera, P20 per shot.

nakakatakot promise!
We stayed for less than two hours and then we went to Calle Crisologo.

13 comments:

  1. We share the same sentiments when it comes to giving tips. I mean, if i liked the service hindi ako manghihinayang magbigay ng tip pero if hindi maganda ang service then mageexpect pa, goodluck sa tip na makukuha nila :)
    Talaga? Wlng entrance? Ang saya nmn kung gnun. Im sure super nag enjoy ang little boy mo :)

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  2. ^hindi pa nga kami nauupo, tip na agad ang bungad. hindi nga nag-effort na kunan kami ng picture. hehe!

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  3. obviously sis very game nga si hubby mo at mukhang enjoy na enjoy din si Ethan.scary nga yung tiger,parang ready manlapa anytime.hehe!

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  4. ^katakot talaga, nung tinouch namin yung tiger as in dampi lang, biglang lingon agad sa min so hindi na namin hinawakan. hehe!

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  5. Michi Gov. Chavit Singson, the owner of this show doesn't allow them to ask a tip - naisahan kayo ni manong. Besides, bakit niya sinasabi na magpapatip siya agad? Magagalit si Gov. kapag malaman niya ito.

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  6. ^dapat makarating kay gov. chavit ito. hehe! ok lang naman magbigay ng tip kung ok ang service pero sana hindi yun ang bungad, nakakaturn-off sa guest.

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  7. wow, free zoo... it looks really nice :) Super enjoy si hubby ;-)

    Spanish Pinay

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  8. Wow! This place looks so cool! :) My sis and I are animal lovers and yung interaction talaga ang hinahanap namin na hindi ma-provide ng zoos here in the Metro. Hope we get to visit Ilocos Sur not only for the food and heritage sites but for this zoo.. :D

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  9. that tiger was HUUUUGE! would've also asked to get my picture taken with the tiger although i'd be super scared at the same time.

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  10. Nung huli namning punta dyan di pa masyado develop ang lugar at konti pa lang animals. Pinapagusapan nga namin ng sister ko na bumalik pag may pagkakataon.

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  11. At least they allow taking photos using your own cam. Kahit may bayad ok na yun. In SG zoo, they take your photo then you'll have to have it printed at a booth. Kainis pa, they block your view whenever they catch you taking photos of your friend holding the animal. Highway robbery! Dyosko mahal ng price a! =)

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  12. Wow the zoo is very cool, you say there is not doors, so how are the animals kept in.

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  13. nice new look:-)... thanks for this info, aswell!

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