Architectural Landmarks: Ilocos, Philippines

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 …

Sightseeing: Must-See Places of Pagudpud

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines – If the Day 1 of our Ilocandia trip was mostly about old churches and Marcos memorabilia, our Day 2 was all about the unspoiled natural beauty of northern part of Ilocos Norte – from sea to falls, rocks to sands and more. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m47!1m12!1m3!1d484407.07112541614!2d120.59100076151621!3d18.46416081946519!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!4m32!1i0!3e0!4m5!1s0x338ec620c9b943f5%3A0xa50abd1e3c08024d!2sLaoag+City%2C+Ilocos+Norte%2C+Philippines!3m2!1d18.1960128!2d120.5926679!4m5!1s0x338ecb7cc5a05575%3A0x650dd58af3f55a09!2sPasuquin!3m2!1d18.333333!2d120.61666699999999!4m5!1s0x3389316a80d4c545%3A0xfc64d9081bfce9fc!2sBurgos!3m2!1d18.516111!2d120.64611099999999!4m5!1s0x33892e54b6917a3d%3A0x8b9bf3d508acf0b3!2sBangui!3m2!1d18.512734299999998!2d120.7349584!4m5!1s0x338927491180a9df%3A0xb5f6f482da8bac79!2sPagudpud!3m2!1d18.587467699999998!2d120.8220827!5e0!3m2!1sen!2smy!4v1425397218893&w=600&h=450] First stop of the day, Pasuquin Salt Making stalls. It …

Sightseeing: Must-See Places of Laoag

Paoay Sand Dunes

Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines – This is where our travel-back-in-time weekend began. As mentioned on the earlier post, we left Manila at around 9 PM and arrived the next day at the city center of Laoag at 6AM. Yes, we started the tour right after we arrived! We were both too busy to fix everything ourselves …