The Best of Ilocos : Must-try Foods

Ilocos Region, Philippines – You haven’t been to Ilocos unless you’ve tried authentic Ilocano dishes.  Known for being thriftiest people in the Philippines, Ilocanos keep their food simple but impressive. Their cuisine only use the ingredients that are abundant in their surroundings but delivers distinct flavors! These flavors are brought by using bagoong (shrimp sauce) and Ilocano vinegar and garlic.

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Architectural Landmarks: Ilocos, Philippines

Read more about Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur, Phillipines

Sightseeing: Must-See Places of Vigan

Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines – From Pagudpud we traveled down south to cover the rest of our itinerary. This includes the areas near the boundary of Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte. From old churches to ancestral houses, zoo, museum and cobble-stoned street – Vigan all have it, no wonder the city is dubbed as one of the new 7 wonder cities of the world.

Calle Crisologo, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
Calle Crisologo, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

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Travel Itinerary 3D/2N: Weekend in Ilocos

Ilocos, Philippines – Hurray to the newly hailed wonder city of the world! As most of you didn’t know, I, Sheila, have an Ilocano blood. My roots, both sides, are from the Northern Philippines, Ilocos and Cagayan Region. Thus, I’m really proud and happy when I heard the news that Vigan City, Ilocos Sur is one of the new 7 wonder cities of the world. Wooohoo!

Welcome to Vigan!
Welcome to Vigan!

Though I’ve been in Ilocos and Cagayan multiple times, the last time I’ve been in Vigan was when I was 12 years old, too long that I somehow forgot what it looks like. Thus, I’m so grateful that last year I was able to rekindle my childhood, and of course, glad to share the experience with Rap. Since this was his first time up north, we visited not only Vigan, but we’ve also seen the other parts of the region, both Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte.

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