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The Santa Maria Church was inscribed six years earlier than Vigan in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites. It is grouped together with three other churches under the category of “Baroque Churches in the Philippines.” Having just seen photos of the San
It was my first morning in Vigan. I spent the night at Vigan Hotel, an old Spanish-colonial house turned budget hotel. Awakened to a bright sunny sky. Normally, I’d be really happy to be greeted by blue skies but I was a bit disappointed. I was hoping
It’s the seventh day on my trip across Northern Luzon and I’ve arrived in the World Heritage City of Vigan, Ilocos Sur. Vigan is one of those places that immediately enters my mind whenever I think about “Traveling in the Philippines.” It’s the pinnacl
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
If I were living in Manila and had a sudden urge to endure an butt numbing 8-hour bus, I could have already visited the Paoay Church in Ilocos Norte … sadly it wasn’t the case. The most convenient way from Iloilo, my hometown, to this iconic church i
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
The Kaurpurawan White Rock kinda resembled a dragon. While taking pictures, there were some interesting formations that looked like body parts of the dragon scattered around. Maybe its was the long lonely walk that had lit my imagination aflame. I was
Visiting the Callao Cave was numero uno in my list of things to do in Cagayan Province. What makes this cave special is the presence of a chapel established right within one of its spacious caverns. I’ve drooled over photos of the Callao Cave far too m
Braving the punishing midday heat of the Cagayan Valley, me and Eric went on a short side trip to Isabela Province. I did some googling and found a couple of places in Isabela I’d love to visit. When Eric told me we were going to Tumauini to visit its

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