Walking in the City of Love

It can get unbearably hot this time of year but unlike other months, the dry season offers a stunning vista of the city from 5:30 pm to 7pm. Think fiery, crimson skies and bright city lights, the hour before sundown is the best time to go for a walk. There are untrodden paths that converge to Iloilo river and along the way you will meander through secret pocket gardens and verdant vegetation, well-lit bridges and brick paths while a pleasant, balmy weather evaporates the stresses of the day. If you're feeling uninspired, the pedestrian friendly city of  Iloilo will soothe your jaded, urban soul. 

 “Walkers are 'practitioners of the city,' for the city is made to be walked. A city is a language, a repository of possibilities, and walking is the act of speaking that language, of selecting from those possibilities. Just as language limits what can be said, architecture limits where one can walk, but the walker invents other ways to go.” 

― Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

“What if it's the there
and not the here
that I long for?
The wander
and not the wait,
the magic
in the lost feet
stumbling down
the faraway street
and the way the moon
never hangs
quite the same.” 

“When I'm in turmoil, when I can't think, when I'm exhausted and afraid and feeling very, very alone, I go for walks. It's just one of those things I do. I walk and I walk and sooner or later something comes to me, something to make me feel less like jumping off a building.” 

― Jim Butcher, Storm Front

“Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: every day I walk myself into a state of well being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.” 

― Søren Kierkegaard

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