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La Tabacalera is a new dining and lifestyle center in Laoag, the capital city of Ilocos Norte. There were a handful of food and retail shops open during our visit. We spent dinner and the rest of the evening hanging out at La Tabacalera. I get excited …
I had just returned to my empty hostel room in a small town in Southern Palawan when I got a call from the North Philippines Visitors Bureau. They broke the news that I was chosen as one of the lucky travel bloggers joining the 3rd edition of the Lakba …
The Malacanang of the North built at the shores of the Paoay Lake was one of my major destinations in Ilocos Norte. I spent half a day for this trip since it was a bit out of the way. The experience was well worth the effort though. Commuting to Paoay …
Ilocos Norte is one of the places I wouldn’t dare leave without attempting a church hopping tour across its historic townscapes. I had a couple of hours left before sundown. Having just visited the grand Paoay Church, I decided to stop by Batac and San …
I was already halfway on my trip around Northern Luzon. Even though it was nighttime and I still hadn’t found a place to stay for the night, arriving safely in Laoag City was such a relief. Two hours prior, I risked a solo visit to the Kapurpurawan Whi …
Here is the itinerary during my do-it-yourself (DIY) tour of Ilocos Norte for 4 days. My major destinations in Ilocos Norte were Pagudpud, Laoag City, and Paoay. My first stop was Pagudpud, located at the northernmost tip of Luzon Island. To get there, …
Last year, I went on the most butt-numbing trip of my life. The experience was quite rigorous yet the rewards of visiting some of the most alluring places I’ve ever visited were also very gratifying. It all started smoothly enough when I flew to Tugueg …
As mentioned earlier, I’ve been AFK (away from keyboard) for a while now. It’s still a busy month of traveling for me. Since I started blogging, it has always been my goal to live the lifestyle of other travel bloggers. To be able to travel extensively …

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