Unusual tour shows foreigners the “True Manila”
What makes this tour extra different is it is for free. Founder Edwin Nombre said he wants participants to donate food to the less fortunate families and experience the joy of giving instead.
“…Instead of paying me, I prefer to ask them buy food instead, like rice, noodles, sardines, school supplies or even clothes for small kids and other things that we can share to poor people living in different community in different areas,” Nombre said in the True Manila’s official Facebook page.
Nombre said he started True Manila Tours with the aim to establish friendship between foreign tourists and ordinary locals.
“I know a lot of foreigners traveling around the world are willing to help once they see some locals living in the street or begging for food, but they don’t know if it’s good or not and they don’t know how to do it properly, and we are here to help you do it True Manila way,” Nombre said.
French-Pinay Solenn said the tour was an “eye opener” for her. Check out more videos the Fashbook fashion show host posted in her Instagram: