Day 2 in Ilocos: Laoag and Pagudpud (continuation)

In my last post about our 2nd day in Ilocos, I mentioned about Paoay's best secret.  It's none other than their famous sand dunes and Kuya Jeremy really urged us to give it a try as it's an experience that we will never forget. When we made a brief stop over at the Paoay Lake Viewdeck, Kuya Jeremy by then has sold us the idea of seeing the sand dunes and going for the ... READ MORE

Day 2 in Ilocos: Laoag and Pagudpud

Our 2nd day in Ilocos was spent at Laoag and Pagudpud.   The travel to Laoag from Vigan was approximately 2 hours and we were arrived in Laoag shortly before 8 a.m. A visit to Laoag won't be complete without seeing the Paoay Church, famous for its distinct architecture highlighted by the enormous buttresses on the sides and back of the building (from Wikipedia). Next we ... READ MORE

Day 1 in Ilocos: Touring Vigan

(Warning:  this post is picture heavy) We have been planning for our Ilocos trip as early as last month but the details were only finalized about a week before our actual travel (two weeks ago).   Many thanks to my boss who owns the My Vigan Home Hotel in Vigan, our stay and trip to the tourist spots in Vigan as well as in some parts of Laoag and Pagudpud have been taken ... READ MORE

Vintage Vigan

Before I write the travelogue of our recent 3-day trip in Ilocos, let me share with you the photos I took when we went to stroll around the famed Calle Crisologo in the heart of Vigan, south of Ilocos.   This is just a preview of the many other wonderful places we went to see there. Calle Crisologo boasts of many old houses that dates back to the Spanish period (or the ... READ MORE

Sunday Trip at Tagaytay (Part 2)

We made several stops at the main road going to Manila.   It's not because of a car emergency or anything alarming, but because we could not resist checking out these items: We don't have a garden at home but I have a gut feel that the elusive ceramic garden stool I've been lusting after is somewhere in these big vases and pots. The lady manager said that they have those ... READ MORE

Sunday Trip at Tagaytay (Part 1)

AJ and I were at Tagaytay City last Sunday to attend a birthday party (more on this in my future post).   While there, we took the opportunity to do some little sight-seeing and window shopping! We went to see the Taal Volcano (thank God, it's not acting up again) before heading up to the birthday party and AJ took this photo of me outside Starbucks' balcony area: The ... READ MORE