This should be posted last June 30 unfortunately, time was not in my disposal and I’ve been busy last week. So yeah. let’s just pretend that this blog post was posted last June 30 😛
Sorry for being MIA for the last month. I’m really busy and I think I had my blogger’s block if there such thing. lols. So anyway, I’m going to make it up for guys since I think I won’t make my 60 blogpost this year if I will post only once a month. So yeah, I’ll be active again this month. maybe 6-8 posts? So let’s start this month of July with a bang! LOLS! I really want to share to you all our experience in Ilocos for quite sometime now, I can’t find time though, but since I went home early today. Here it is! yey! But first thing’s first, I just realized that if I post my whole Ilocos adventure today, It might be super long, I just upload pics that I wanted to share, and guess what how many? 56! so yeah, I came to a decision to make it multiple post instead of one. So yeah maybe a maximum of 3 or 4? So without further ado, here’s my Ilocos adventure part 1 Last April 30 I, together with my family conquered Ilocos, We survived the almost 24 hours road trip (back and forth). Hitting the road is never easy, it sometimes is pain in the ass but nevertheless it gives me thrilled if not excitement. We traveled once, from Antipolo to Laguna, though my mother complained that we shouldn’t do any road trips since we’re always dozing off. Hahaha! what should I do? Whenever I am inside the car, I am dozing off. I’m such a weirdo. right?
So let’s go back to our Ilocos adventure. We leave at exactly 11:00 pm and arrived at 10 am on the first town in Vigan where my mother’s friend live, she’s so nice that she allowed us to eat in her house. Actually we brought our food with us, so there’s no need to prepare food. My mother’s one hell of a girl scout. We arrived at 1 or 2 PM in Vigan Heritage, don’t be too surprised, we had numerous of stopovers 🙂 Our first stop over was the Bantayan Bell tower, though we didn’t linger too much since we only want to take pictures, pray and wish since that was the first time I went to that church. They say that if it was your first time in a particular church you should make a wish since it will come true. There’s no harm in believing right?
Here are some of our pictures in Bantayan Bell Tower.
Since t’was summer that time, imagine the weather, super HOT right? so since we’re a bit tired from traveling, we decided to take a nap and let Mr. Sun do his work until he’s tired or he’s heat subside. We decided to roam around at 5 pm since the sun is tolerable. We stayed in Granpa’s Inn and Restaurant, it is in Vigan Heritage. (I think I have another blogpost for the review for the inn)
The day is too long that 5 pm is looks like 3 pm but yeah. it was 5 pm that time. We walked from the inn to Calle Crisologo where we took pictures and my macho really enjoyed it because of the horses. In calle crisologo, the only allowed means of transportation is the kalesa. we didn’t try it tho. because well, we really like walking. You can buy pasalubong in calle crisologo and enjoy the view. It really is a breather; seeing old houses and kalesa. My tatang (lolo) was one of the kutsero in Sta Cruz. We had horses before. so, seeing kalsesas’ is like having my tatang beside me.
You’re not in Vigan when you don’t see lots of Emplanada stores and you can’t say that you’ve been in Vigan if you don’t eat their Empanada and Okoy. Though if you ask me, yes they are still authentic. still delicious but i not as delicious as the first time I tried those and I was like 10 -13 years old.
Every night I think, in the plaza there’s a musical fountain show, if I can remember it correctly the show will start at 7:30 pm. I can’t post the video of the musical fountain tho because, you will hear us complaining and making fun of people. Why? because they don’t have manners, they block the view. We’re in the plaza for like an hour ready and there they are acting like a queen and king, like they own the world. You got the idea how pissed I am that time.
After the musical fountain, we decided to take a rest, The show was okay. We could enjoy it even more if not because of the people in front of us. I’ve watched musical fountain before and in my opinion the MF in manila ocean part is better that the MF in Vigan.
At 10 PM, we decided to eat, We tried Cafe Leona since it’s on the number one spot according to the reviews. I don’t have the pictures of what we had that time because we’re really starving. but all food are delicious. Though you have to come early if you wanted to eat because there are plenty of people in the waiting list. plus the serving time is 20-30 minutes. So yeah, but t’was worth it.
We roam a little bit more and decided to go to sleep because we’re going to Laoag the next day 😛
The only thing that I wanted to change is that I hope we’re in one van instead of two because t’was a long drive that the bonding time was limited.