Sunday, September 26, 2021

Silken voices, silken roads

THERE are journeys that you have to take it yourself, but there are some journeys you can’t do even though you wish you should have. All you can do is flip through the pages of the book written by those who already took it. That, my friend, is the next best thing.

One of those stories is the historic event mounted by Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. They took their guests to a cultural journey from East to West through Silken Voices, Silken Roads.

Only a few travelers were fortunate enough to be part of it, and they were elegantly dressed for the occasion. The milestone event was all about opera, cuisine, and couture filling the halls of the Grand Ballroom.

It was the hotel’s celebration for its second year anniversary that commemorated Marco Polo’s 24-year journey through the Silk Road.

Each leg of the journey—from Venice, where the young Marco Polo started his journey, to the Middle East, and eventually to China — was presented through each of the region’s cuisine whipped up Executive Chef Lluis Pesarrodona; music by Gerphil Flores, the Philippine Opera Company, and Francisco Aseniero; and fashion by Renee Salud.

In one night, the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila was able to bring its guests from West to East. The success of this cultural journey marks the start of the yearly celebration of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila.

Maybe on the next journey, I will be part of the storytellers writing my own story on the pages of another historic event.

Bravo, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila!

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