The Blog and Tour Schedule of Carlos Celdran. A man who is trying to change the way you look at Manila - one step at a time. Telephone: (02)4844945 Text/Cell:(0920)9092021 or Email: celdrantours@hotmail.com

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

CALL ME.


Admittedly, I am not easy to track down.
All this walking doesn't keep me in one place for very long.

Here are the best ways to try and reach me though.

Office:
The Living Room
Unit 24, North Syquia Apartments,
1991 MH del Pilar, Malate, Manila 1006

Telephone:
(63 - 2) 484 4945

Cell Phone/Text:
(63) 920 9092021

Website:
www.carlosceldran.com

Email:
celdrantours@hotmail.com

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62 Comments:

Blogger Bino/Geno said...

What is "The living room"? Hotel?

9:59 PM  
Blogger Jeannie Hizon said...

i think the living room is his living room

12:25 AM  
Blogger carlosceldran said...

Yes. It is the Living Room of my apartment in Malate. And I rent out the bedroom on a daily, monthly basis.

It's as simple as that.

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi sir! This is Kim Garcia. I'm the General Manager of Sohotel. I just saw this site of yours and greatly appreciate what you have done. I hope to meet you and show sign of appreciation for it sir. You can contact me at 521-4341 to 44 anytime from 9am to 6pm sir. Thank you again so much and have a nice day!

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi there carlos. I was once a feature writer when i was in highschool then when i went to college i lost this fancy for that. but when i knew ur blog just today (thnks to my friendster friend who recommended the site to me) suddenly i feel like i wnt to write again. i just dont know how i wud start but i thnk there is somehing in me that needs to explode. i admire you for doing such a great noble job. ur such a great writer that i cud let the whole day just by reading anyone of ur entries.

hope to have a reply from you. i have my email dashing_peep08@yahoo.com

care to drop me a mesage there.

Thanks.. u mde me feel inspired again.

6:13 PM  
Blogger oj atilano said...

hi carlos,

i'm a tourism student here in far zamboanga peninsula...
i heared lot about your idealism and realistic views in changing manila's image to your tourists...
i watched you on t.v. several times already, and i admire the way you handle your tours. hehehehe....
i wanna be like you when time comes... you are great sir... keep up the work....

looking forward for your response.

www.basilik_dude@yahoo.com

oj

5:52 PM  
Blogger carlosceldran said...

Hi there! Thanks for emailing. How nice of you.

It's not easy being a guide. YOu have to be part actor, part yaya, and part national ambassador. I do hope to see you in Manila for a tour one of these days! Stay in touch and follow that dream to become a tour guide.

Take care!

Carlos

Tried emailing you but the address doesn't seem to work.

12:49 PM  
Blogger oj atilano said...

sorry mali pla ang naibigay ko..
here is the coorect one:
basilik_dude@yahoo.com

sir,
looking forward to have a good communication with you...
after i grad, i will be in manila ryt away, makkipgsapalran ako jaan...
meantime, i try influencing my classmates and the entire studentry of tourism in my school to get out and exposed their selves to the industry where they will be working soon... undeniably, level of instruction here is very low.
when i transferred here i was really devastated knowing tat students enrolled in my school gets less....
i said to my self, b4 i stepped out in tis institution, i will make a difference...

partly u inspired me. i want all tourism students here will develop sense of confidence and self trust to prepare their selves in their career.
i always share in the class tat somewhere in Luzon there is this guy who try to repackage the image of manila to its tourists, changing the negative perception of foreign tourists.... Let us follow him.

Hope you can visit dipolog city sir... It would be my honor to tour you around. like manila, dipolog and dapitan has rich history and attraction, both in nature and socio-cultural


incase my e mail add wont work agen, you can ask my another acct through tis number:
09152896223

10:35 PM  
Blogger oj atilano said...

goodnight


oj

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The feeling is intense. (ok, to a demured degree) but i have to put it in words- that i was starstrucked with Carlos when i saw him at Instituto Cervantes de Manila.

It was the night when the entire hispanic community was celebrating the centennary of the famed Mexican artist-Frida Kahlo.

The night is a surprise of fun-filled activities and a burst of people with unmistakable refined taste of a arts.

Vino tinto and Vino Blanco are flowing at all corners! Spanish foods are ubiquitous! Of course, i never missed to grind a single stick of i-dont-know-it-but-taste-so-spain.

i felt sullen not to have a digital camera that time when Carlos was brushing with my elbows. what a vivid flashback of memory that was! I respect and admire this guy.

I went home sparkly-eyes over the event and wishing i cross again with Carlos Celdran.

JRP

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI Mr. Celdran,

I'm Christina Elliott, a travel management student from Pangasinan.
I heard a lot about you and your "genius art of tour guiding".

I wish I could experience one of your tours sometime and learn from it, together with my friends because you are making a huge difference in the tour guiding industry and changing manila's image to the eyes and ears of tourists.

Keep the good work!

looking forward to your response.

here's my email add:
tina_ely_ph@yahoo.com :-)

10:39 AM  
Anonymous aisa kristine sta. maria said...

hi there!

im from the philippine school of interior design (psid) and i was just wondering if i could interest you in visiting our annual exhibit... its our 40th anniversary and the school made much effort to make things fabulous... its in paseo center basement , along paseo de roxas cor sedeno... exhibit starts sept.30 till october 30!


hope you can make time and visit...

much love,
aisa

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Carlos,

I was in your Dec. 12 tour. I was the one who got stuck in traffic on roxas blvd due to a global peace chuva in luneta. i know i have thanked you personally right after the tour, but i feel it wasn't enough, considering how extremely grateful i am for having "met" someone who cared so passionately about Manila - my hometown too. I plan to go on the same tour with my husband (who is from paranaque), hopefully before the end of this year. i am sure he will enjoy it as much as i did. sana may complimentary choc-nut pa rin. merry christmas carlos!

2:09 PM  
Blogger I Love Philippines! said...

Hi! I appreciate so much the tour that I had when I was still back there. Actually, I started blogging this week and I posted about how i felt about it. Thanks. I don't remember what month it was but it was a tour and we rode the Kalesas.

Continue the good deed. I never forget what you are doing for our country. Amazing.

6:21 AM  
Anonymous Chairee Mae Tiangsing said...

Hi Mr. Carlos Celdran,

I'm Chairee Mae Tiangsing from UP Diliman - Asian Institute of Tourism. I have been in two of your walking tours and I must say that you're the only actual (and most famous too. ;p) tour guide I have encountered here in the Philippines. You've been in the industry for quite a long time I guess and I would appreciate it a lot if you could share some of your personal opinions of what are the BEST PRACTICES in tour guiding. I haven't seen a book about tour guiding or any related article and it interests me a lot. Like how you manage people visitors, how you effectively research general information and data, how to liaise with supplier's staff, and any other best practices in the tour guiding profession. :)

Please do contact me if you have the time. Credits will be given upon the interview.

comely_chiq@yahoo.com
09278390335

Thank you Sir and I hope to hear from you soon.

Chairee :)

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Monette S.Caliva said...

Hi Carlos! I was one of the lucky people invited by Linda in her 'Different Despedida Tour" at San Agustin last Sat March 15, 2008. I was suprised i did enjoyed what i thought would be a boring morning given the fact that I had a hang over because we had to much "partying" the night before hahahaha... I enjoyed your antics and whew did i get the review of Philippine History in a matter of 2 1/2 hrs...I recommended you as well to some of my foreigner friends.. I enjoyed it so much that I posted it in my Facebook Account.. Do add me in facebook so you can see our pictures. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670733314... How can I post the pictures taken during the tour.. ? Hope to join the other tours soon..take care ...Monette

8:32 PM  
Anonymous markus said...

Hey darlin,

love your blog on Ige Guillermo Ramos. Support that notion of you 100 pc. He truly is Pinoy high society in the most noble and humble sense. And I'm glad I married into high society.... Haha

1:37 PM  
Anonymous cathy b said...

Hi - I don't want to be a nuisance but an Indonesian friend posed a question that I find myself wondering as well. She (and now, I am too) is wondering if you happen to be related to David Celdran? She finds that you two are quite similar in physical features hence the question.

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Steve Wilde, Vancouver BC Canada said...

Hi Carlos,

Your Intramuros tour (Nov 3, 2007) was one of the best memories of my few months spent in Metro Manila last year. Keep up the good work on your blog as well as your passion for changing the perception of Manila.
If anyone can do it, it's you.

Cheers from Canada,

12:19 PM  
Anonymous TheA_rtist said...

Hi Carlos,

I really like your blog which is promoting cultural awareness in the Philippines. I also read your other blog which featured the Galleon Trade Artists. When you get the chance, can you please forward me a list of Filipino American artists that participated in this event?
I would like to get in touch with them since I'm looking for Filipino American artists to celebrate their works on my website:

http://www.filamartists.com

I also have a blog in which you can check out at:

http://www.filamartists.com/creative-pinay

I listed your blog on my blogroll, you can link my blog, if you like. And feel free to drop some comments.

I'm looking forward to your response. Email me:
creativepinay@filamartists.com

More power to your blogging and keep up the good work.

5:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

glad to hear that you are okey....
try to get some rest....

10:23 AM  
Blogger dhrex said...

isa ako collector ng FHM nabasa ko ang tungkol sa blog ni Kuya Carlos well dami ko na natutunan sa blog nya

dami nga namn nagsasabi na ang mga nag FHM puro lang kalaswaan .. d namn cguro kc marami ka din naman matutunan

(kahit medjo alam mo na lol)

ngayon palang ako halos nag gagawa ng blog sa mga napupuntahan ko d2 sa pinas hehehe ang saya pala talaga

kuya CARLOS thanks po sa Comment mo sa blog ko ang saya ko lolz/

4:51 PM  
Blogger joy said...

Hi Carlos,

I've been fortunate to be in one of your tours. Well done for making an otherwise boring litany of historical facts a pleasant and patriotic experience.

But I digress. I live in Australia and have recently come across a newspaper article that mentions your great work. Unfortunately, I am unable to attach a scanned copy within this 'comment' space.

Let me know if you're interested in perusing same and to which email address you'd like it to be sent to.

Regards,
J

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ATTN: MS. KIM GARCIA
SOHOTEL MANAGER

DEAR MS. KIM,

PLEASE PROVIDE ME THE SOHOTEL WEBSITE TO ENABLE CHECK YOUR FULL RANGE OF ROOM RATES.

MY EMAIL IS RMANAREZ@GMAIL.COM AND ROAMING NUMBER IS 09296287086 IM FROM SAUDI ARABIA AND WOULD BE IN MANILA THIS COMING DECEMBER 2008.

PLEASE REPLY BY EMAIL OR TEXT ME.

THANKS,

ROI MANAREZ

11:31 PM  
Blogger carlosceldran said...

Hi J!

Thank you so much for the offer! Luckily The Peninsula sent me a copy already so you can save on postage!

So sweet of you to offer!

C

10:46 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

Hi Carlos,

We are planning to join the Dec 30, 930AM Intramuros tour. How do we go about it? Just show up there or should we coordinate with your people to reserve a slot for 8 pax (5 adults, 3 kids above 11yo)? Planning to take the Pasig ferry to intramuros - which station do we alight to go to Manila Cathedral (the tour will start there, right?)

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wei... I'm a tourism student and I'm planning to join the intramuros tour on jan. 25 with my classmates. Are we just going to the starting place and pay there? should we have reservations and stuff? Please reply asap, i'm going to check this site regularly for your rply, I also hope to see the tour schedule for the month of february soon... tnx!!!

4:32 PM  
Anonymous surprider22@yahoo.com said...

funny,touching,magnificent,informative,inspiring...and im not even talking about the tour...excellent job carlos,but then again i expected nothing less from you...

allan elvis

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi!!! I joined the intramuros tour last sunday... You were great. It was really worth everything. 'hope you continue doing this. tnx!

4:16 PM  
Anonymous rhona said...

Hi!

Do you have cemetery tours? Sorry, may pagka-morbid. I ran across the another blog mentioning you doing a walking tour of cemeteries. It got me interested kasi I'm doing a blog of cemeteries.

4:42 AM  
Blogger pinay.in.ny said...

hi carlos,

can i reserve 2 slots for the imelda tour on sept 5?

9:43 AM  
Blogger pinay.in.ny said...

hi,

so sorry to cancel last minute. i hope that i can do your tour one day.

11:27 PM  
Blogger Bigotstrangler said...

Carlos, don't you think it's about time na magkaron ang Filipino Internet community ng Liberal forum.

Tingnan mo sa US, yung mga Democrat supporters may website tulad ng huffingtonpost, democraticunderground.com at dailykos para i combat ang black propagandan g mga rightwing. Yun ang kulang dito, an organized forum site to combat the misinformation of the Fascist theocrats.

8:32 PM  
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7:38 PM  
Blogger Gbarce said...

Hi.

I joined your walking tour last December with a couple of balik bayans and it was very enjoyable and educational even for me.

What you are doing is great and finally we have a "legitimate" and relevant activity here in the city for foreign guests besides bringing them to Greenhills to shop for pearls -- hehe.

Anyway I thought that you might be interested in this series of posts in my blog. Here's the link:

http://freakofnaturezzz.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Plaque

I am tring write the story of the house as it passes on from one generation to the next. One aspect is the physical--documenting the old interiors before they fade away, the projects we do to preserve what's left, and also our contributions and touches as the current residents of this grand old home. But more interesting I think are the stories from the people who have lived in the house. Sad to say that my grandfather, the primary source of these stories has passed away, which is why I am scrambling and scroungeing around for tidbits and anecdotes from my dad and trying to document them in this blog before they are all forgotten.

The story of this "plaque" is one of those stories.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Gbarce said...

Hi.

I joined your walking tour last December with a couple of balik bayans and it was very enjoyable and educational even for me.

What you are doing is great and finally we have a "legitimate" and relevant activity here in the city for foreign guests besides bringing them to Greenhills to shop for pearls -- hehe.

Anyway I thought that you might be interested in this series of posts in my blog. Here's the link:

http://freakofnaturezzz.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Plaque

I am tring write the story of the house as it passes on from one generation to the next. One aspect is the physical--documenting the old interiors before they fade away, the projects we do to preserve what's left, and also our contributions and touches as the current residents of this grand old home. But more interesting I think are the stories from the people who have lived in the house. Sad to say that my grandfather, the primary source of these stories has passed away, which is why I am scrambling and scroungeing around for tidbits and anecdotes from my dad and trying to document them in this blog before they are all forgotten.

The story of this "plaque" is one of those stories.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Well, it's just about 3 weeks in advance. Any chance you can open up a tour on March 23 or 24?

10:59 PM  
Blogger carlosceldran said...

Ooh. Ill be out of town on the 23rd and 24th. :o)

Next one after is on 26th Friday 9am Intramuros....

4:29 PM  
Anonymous SUSANA said...

Just to let you know that your tour was just the begining of an amazing Discovering Filipinas trip!
Thanks for change my point of view about Manila. Unforgetable FILIPINAS!!

12:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi carlos, i was hoping you could have a deluxe intramuros tour on a saturday. it seems there's none. as stated in your page, we can communicate our preferred schedule 3 weeks in advance and you might be able to facilitate one with the same fee. which i did. but the girl who replies on the published number said you can't do that anymore. i hope you just take it out of your page to avoid confusion. thanks

8:31 PM  
Blogger carlosceldran said...

This request method still holds true. But Saturdays and Sundays are difficult to have for private tours as it is the busiest tour days of the week.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Hi Carlos,

don't you do the Binondo-Tour anymore? I couldn't find dates for it. Would be a pity!!!

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you still give Chinatown/Binondo Tour/ Where can i see dtails/

6:20 PM  
Blogger carlosceldran said...

Sorry. Quiapo tours are indefinitely postponed for now.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous diana said...

hi, carlos, any chance of the binondo tour ever happening again? my brother & i would be in manila in july of 2010 & i'd like to squeeze in a binondo tour in our itinerary. authentic chinese dishes in manila is on top of my list, yumm!

7:39 PM  
Blogger carlosceldran said...

Hey there!

Sorry, but I've indefinitely suspended my Quiapo tours. But I do know oldmanilawalks.com does the food tour you speak of!

For now though its really only my Intramuros and Imelda tours..

Hope thats alright?

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Ned Villarama said...

Hi Carlos, this Ned from Ambient Media. Love your work and all the activities you have been doing for the past years.

You have truly made us very proud to be Filipino. I am all for Cecil's suggestion that you head the Tourism Department, it would make our country the most sought after tourist destination in the future.

More power to you!!

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Charm said...

Hi Carlos,

I saw/heard your video and commentary about the old Manila photos by Teodulo Protomartir. Too bad I didn't know about the exhibit until now. Anyway, I would just like to ask if you have any recommended books about the untold stories of Manila? The feature article was so interesting (tracing the old Manila, comparing the old photos with the recent ones). I hope you can do a lot of those soon (your own TV show or book maybe?! hehe..) You're doing a great job! I hope I can join one of your tours soon. Good luck!

-Charm Chavez

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salut Carlos,

Before my visit to the Philippines and taking one of your highly recommended tours. Can you suggest any books that gives a good glimpse of Philippine daily life or culture?

Merci!

Bisous!
Sophie

6:36 AM  
Anonymous LJ said...

hi carlos, any chance of ever doing a corregidor overnight tour again? i heard its highly recommended.

10:14 AM  
Blogger carlosceldran said...

Maybe soon! Maybe soon!

12:01 AM  
Blogger kava said...

Carlos, are you a late or early sleeper? Can you possibly be bothered with a late night phone call - if it's for a good cause?

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband and I are visiting the Phil in July 2011 with our two teenage sons. I'd really like to experience your Intramuros walking tour, would that be available at that time of the year? Thanks.

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Mr. Celdran
I'm not sure if you receive my text message. I'm LeeAnne from QC. Kindly send me thur e-mail the tour schedule for April 2 or 3 that are in the morning. Where and what time do we all meet. I will bring my whole family along, senior citizens and all there will be more than 10 of us. I hope you can still accomodate us on this day. Thank you,
LeeAnne

4:01 PM  
Blogger Cara said...

Hi Carlos,

I've done your Intramuros tour and loved it! I want to know if it would be possible for you to do a tour for a group of roughly 40 students (or more because my colleagues are also interested)? I would love for my students to learn history your way! We are looking at July 2nd or 9th for this, but if you prefer or are only free on certain dates, please let me know. Thank you very much!

11:24 AM  
Blogger Cara said...

Hi Carlos,

I've done your Intramuros tour and loved it! I want to know if it would be possible for you to do a tour for a group of roughly 40 students (or more because my colleagues are also interested)? I would love for my students to learn history your way! We are looking at July 2nd or 9th for this, but if you prefer or are only free on certain dates, please let me know. Thank you very much!

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Geraldine Tuadles said...

Hi Carlos,

I just recently watched Ultimate Journey on Discovery HD on my living room in Dubai and you were featured as the tour leader extraordinaire.Even though I'm a true Filipino at heart but you made me love our country more.My british boyfriend ( who was watching with me then) was amazed coz I myself doesn't know where or how to start of showing our WOW Phils to him. We have so much to offer but you made it so unique and entertaining that after the tour, you made everyone love our country.I wish that you will be our tour guide when we plan our visit to Manila...Kudos to you....

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw you on television last year giving away derby hats, I was wondering how much do you sell it?

11:11 PM  
Blogger Scroogee and Juju said...

Hi Carlos, we're happy we got to catch your tour when we were in Manila last month. We wrote about it and we were able to take some good photos of you. You might be able to use them sometime. Here's the link: http://www.wanderlost.net/

Keep up the great work!

10:27 PM  
Blogger carlosceldran said...

Thank you Wanderlost! I posted it on my network! :o)

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Farida V. said...

Hi Carlos!

To be honest, I've never been on one of your tours :( huhu. The tight allowance of a provinciana studying in MNL (not to mention, lack of safe transpo) prohibits me from wandering off too far from my dorm.

But in any case, I just have to say that I greatly admire with what you're doing in making Philippine History so much more endearing and relatable to both foreigners and Filipinos. These days, I find it sad that even our own people would rather turn the other cheek, be apathetic and act like our rich history is inferior and less interesting (WTF) than the rest of the world's.

I know you're busy with all your tours, shows and all that damaso bruhaha going on, but I'd like to share with you a Facebook page that I know you'll find amusing.
But really, it's a good question to ask, what would it be like if Katipunan were on FB?

http://www.facebook.com/ifthekatipunan?fref=ts

I hope you find the time to even just browse through it quickly. More than entertainment, I find this page parallel to your cause.

BEST WISHES!

fmv93@yahoo.com.ph
Farida V.

1:26 AM  
Blogger Liezl said...

hi sir. im an ordinary person trying to help a very good friend of mine from Poland, who is a nonfiction writer, named Wojciech Tochman, hes writing a book about manila. and he's looking for a person who are free of church influence, intelligent and very knowlegable. and it was you who pop out from my mind. and my good friend of mine who is participating with project pearls also recommended your project. we will be visiting the site next month. since we already went to see the smokey mountain. i hope we can talk to you.. a coffee for an hour or two.. i dont know the process but id really love you to meet my dear friend.

he will be in manila march 26-april 5. hope you will be available in one of those dates.

thank you.

liezl

4:37 AM  

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