sagrada familia and me

Name: Ivan Man Dy (李法源)

Occupation: Street Walker Guide ( Old Manila Walks )

Location: City of Manila

Hi there! This is my online journal on everything about my city and my travels.  When not doing walking tours, I find myself succumbing to my own itchy feet,  poking around small towns,  admiring historic architecture,  hiking up the mountains, exploring the  worlds greatest urban expanses and searching for the best tasting lo-bihon (Ha! figure the last one out!) .  Big and small, I love cities and am always in search of the authentic cultural experience.

Through Old Manila Walks, I share to people the essence my Manila.  I now seek that same essence as I journey around the Philippines and the world.

Take a walk with me.

16 Responses to “Manila Street Walker Profile”

  1. rhea alo Says:

    Hi Ivan! i saw your profile when i searched for walking tours on yahoo.. do you have scheduled tour on nov17 or 20? where? how much? my brother will be coming over to mla to visit new here in the area and cant show him! text me pls, +639173143490.

    kings plaza
    juan luna tondo mla

  2. amazonthai Says:

    thank you,
    For all photos,i think it’s Beautiful.
    and in future i will seen photos in my country in your blog too.


  3. Gian Carlo Tauro Says:


    i am Gian Carlo Tauro, a 4th year Journalism student of the University of Santo Tomas.

    i am currently doing an article with the topic CHINESE CULTURE IN BINONDO for my Specialized Writing preliminary examination.

    with this, i would like to ask for your time to grant me an interview with you, hopefully by next week.

    should there be a need to contact me, you may reply on my email: or contact me on my cell phone: 0906-492-7070.

    i am hoping for your favorable response.

    thank you very much.

  4. Marilyn Villaruel Says:

    Dear Ivan,

    Do you still conduct tours? How much would you charge for a group of 10 pax? Hope you can give some other details.

    Thanks for doing “chinatown”. I always believe that one should first be a tourist in our own land.

  5. Ivan Man Dy Says:

    Hi Marilyn,

    Thanks for walking by, yes, we’re still walking.Please drop us a note at for your inquiries or you can also log on to our website for details.

  6. Myla Cammayo Says:

    It’s Now or Never!

    Enchanted Kingdom, the country’s first and only world class theme park, cordially invites you to their first event of the year, “Enchanting Elvis at EK” on January 31, 2009 at Sta. Rosa, Laguna!

    The day will be celebrated in honor of The King, Elvis Presley. Fans and enthusiasts of the rock ‘n roll legend will enjoy the activities in store for them: an Elvis parade, Elvis singing contest, Elvis fashion show and a grand Elvis concert featuring the internationally-known Elvis Band and the Philippine’s Best Elvis Tribute Artists.

    Don’t miss this magical and fantastic event! A shuttle service will be available for those who wish to attend. Pick-up will be at 12:30 PM at our Enchanted Kingdom Makati Sales Office at the Biltmore Condominium, 102 Aguirre St. Legaspi Village, Makati City. Departure from the park will be at 8:30 PM.

    Kindly reply through this email ( or SMS (0920-9028475) for confirmation on or before January 29, 2008. Thank you and we hope to see you there!

  7. pepi Says:

    Hi, can I subscribe to your blog?

  8. Ghazal Says:

    Interview Request

    Hello Dear and Respected,
    I hope you are fine and carrying on the great work you have been doing for the Internet surfers. I am Ghazala Khan from The Pakistani Spectator (TPS), We at TPS throw a candid look on everything happening in and for Pakistan in the world. We are trying to contribute our humble share in the webosphere. Our aim is to foster peace, progress and harmony with passion.

    We at TPS are carrying out a new series of interviews with the notable passionate bloggers, writers, and webmasters. In that regard, we would like to interview you, if you don’t mind. Please send us your approval for your interview at email address “ghazala.khi at gmail dot com”, so that I could send you the Interview questions. We would be extremely grateful.


    Ghazala Khan
    The Pakistani Spectator

  9. Angelique Says:

    Dear Ivan,

    I have a friend coming over (son of the current Italian ambassador) and would like to show him Manila through your tours. I’m based in France, but I’m in Manila now and can coordinate everything from here.

    My number is 0920 970 4759. He will arrive on March 3 and is staying only until March 6 because he’s exploring the other Philippine islands after.

    Let me know how I can arrange everything with you …



  10. arvin koasoongee Says:

    im from ilo

  11. raquel chua Says:


    i’m bringing my two sons ages 10 and 7 to manila on aug 6. i want to inquire if how much is the cost of the walking tour that you conduct in chinatown. thanks.

  12. ivan man dy Says:

    Hi Raquel,

    Thanks for dropping by. Please log on to the calendar section of our website for details and schedules, thanks.

  13. Madelyn Says:

    Hi Ivan,

    My husband and I watched No Reservations: Philippines episode and he was really obsess to your shirt in Dampa with the print I LOVE ADOBO. I’ve asked my sisters since December to look for it in SM but they can not find one. Pls let me know where to buy.



  14. robby da silva Says:

    HI Ivan!

    I am Robby da Silva from Powerbooks. I love your blog. it is both entertaining and informative. I was wondering if you will be interested in working together?

    I don’t see an email where I can reach you. If you’re interested please do email me at

    hope to hear from you soon!

    Best Regards,


  15. Roger Cottrell Says:

    During WWII I lived, as a child, at 618 Colorado Street (that was the name then). I’ve never been back to Manila, but sometimes think I’d like to go back to see if my house is still there. Does anyone know? It was two houses away from the Spanish Consulate, and most of the block was burned down.

  16. theens Says:

    Hi, I’m a newbie visitor of your blog. I hope you permit me to include you on my bloglist- for future reference. Thanks.

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