The UNESCO World Heritage Town of Vigan, Ilocos Sur is a prime example of well-preserved Spanish colonial town in the Philippines and in the region. With a grid street pattern lined with historical buildings which are preserve not only for its design but function-wise as well, walking the cobbled streets of Vigan is like going […]Read more "Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Luzon, Philippines"
The capital of the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines, Laoag is the getaway to everything Ilocandia and was my stop-over after Pagudpud. Not only it houses the region main government offices and universities, it has an international airport that makes the overnight road trip from Manila into a less than an hour plane ride only. […]Read more "Laoag & Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Luzon, Philippines"
A visit to the Philippines is a visit to many of its amazing beaches, whether you head north or south or whether your plan is to go somewhere else; all roads lead to the beach. Think of it this way- if the Southern region has the popular Boracay, the Northern region has the low-key yet […]Read more "Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Luzon, Philippines"
Time and time again, a curious friend will approach me to talk about visiting Philippines and often, my answer bias as it seems is to get out of Metro Manila as quickly as they can and head to an island or nearby provinces. Once you get out of the congested metro, regardless if you are […]Read more "Bangui & Burgos, Ilocos Norte, Luzon, Philippines"