Exploring More of Ilocos #LakbayNorte7

Ilocos remains to be one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines, despite the fact that it is located in the northernmost part of Luzon.┬áThe province is rich in history, littered with natural beauty, and booming with good food. Take a journey and check out 10 spots you shouldn’t miss in Ilocos… Lakbay Norte … Continue reading Exploring More of Ilocos #LakbayNorte7

VIGAN Calle Crisologo: 24-Hour Guide to Best Experience Vigan’s Most Beautiful Street! @HotelLuna_Vigan

Vigan is the third oldest city in the Philippines following Cebu and Manila. It is famed for the Philippines' most beautiful street Calle Crisologo, that brings back history which rivals Intramuros. The streets are cover with cobblestone lined with old Spanish houses from either side. Calle Crisologo is the only World Heritage City in the Philippines … Continue reading VIGAN Calle Crisologo: 24-Hour Guide to Best Experience Vigan’s Most Beautiful Street! @HotelLuna_Vigan

INCREDIBLE ILOCOS GUIDE: 8 Incredible Sights You Should Not Miss in Ilocos! @TourismPHL

The Ilocos Region, consisting of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur, may sound like a daunting place for first-time visitors. Often, our friends and relatives ask for a dozen Vigan Longanisa, a bottle of Sukang Iloko, a bundle of Native Garlic, or a packet of Bagnet in hopes of also experiencing your travels through your souvenirs. … Continue reading INCREDIBLE ILOCOS GUIDE: 8 Incredible Sights You Should Not Miss in Ilocos! @TourismPHL

Captivating Calle Crisologo

The most beautiful street in the Philippines can be found in Vigan — Calle Crisologo. It was restored to its pre-war beauty with its cobbled streets and old Spanish houses. It is the only town during World War II that was saved from destruction because of a love story. Legend has it that a Japanese … Continue reading Captivating Calle Crisologo

Where is the best place to eat Empanada and Okoy in Vigan?

In Vigan, there is an empanadahan in the plaza near the Church, where one can get Vigan Empanada and Okoy from a series of street food stalls. We were told that this is actually a commercialized empanada area designed for tourists. Since you are already in Vigan, why not troop over to where the locals … Continue reading Where is the best place to eat Empanada and Okoy in Vigan?

The Secret of Vigan’s Bagnet, Okilas and Longganisa!

Have you ever wondered how the famous Vigan Longganisa, Ilocos Bagnet, and Okilas (a.k.a. “Chicharon with Dinuguan Dip ala Vigan”) are made? Last Monday, I had the chance to discover just that as we visited a local butchery and longganisa/bagnet maker — Manang Ida in Vigan. She shared the secrets behind our Ilocano food favorites…

Pagudpud,Ilocos Norte – The Definitive Guide to Pagudpud and Ilocos Norte

Didn’t you wish that there is a one-stop online travel guide that can help you plan your awesome vacation or travel in the Philippines?
… Lastly, most people ask me about tips on places in the Philippines and I thought wouldn’t it be nice if I can share these tips with more Filipinos.
As a Christmas Gift to everyone, I was inspired to create online travel guides that can help you plan your next awesome vacation in the Philippines!

Fort Ilocandia

It is best suited for hosting conferences and events but it could be quite expensive to stay here for your family’s vacation or use it just as a stopover.
…The Suba Beach is directly in front of the resort but due to dark grey sand and rough waves, most people don’t even attempt to take a dip in the beach…
… Sunset – The sun sets in front of the resort but most of the time it is cloudy where you can’t see the sunset fully.

Patapat Viaduct

Patapat Viaduct is an elevated concrete highway constructed along winding mountainside in the northernmost section of Ilocos Norte. This viaduct was constructed to solve the problem of landslides in the area which have caused so many vehicular accidents in the past.
…This will take you through winding mountain roads that have lush vegetation on both sides and occasional views of the sea until you reach the patapat viaduct.

Paoay Church

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The San Augustin Church in Paoay, Ilocos Norte is One out of the Four Baroque Churches of the Philippines and designated as a World Heritage Site .
…The most imposing of these buttresses could be found in Paoay Church, while the true testament of this architecture could be seen in San Agustin Church, Manila, the only structure in Intramuros to survive World War II.
… A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.