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DIY: Vigan in a Day

Vigan City is located in the province of Ilocos Sur. It is some 405.3 kilometers north of Manila. Despite its distance to Manila, it is actually possible to have a 2N 1D tour of it without needing to check in a hotel. Here's how you can have a DIY: Vigan in a Day . DIY: Vigan in a Day Your adventure begins in Manila. Head to one of the bus terminals* below and board the "midnight"/ sleeper buses to Vigan City . Partas Bus Cubao Terminal : 816 Aurora Boulevard, Cubao Quezon City ☎ +63 (2) 7278278 Pasay Terminal : Aurora Boulevard (Tramo) Corner Edang St. San Roque, Pasay City ☎ +63 (2) 8528194 Dominion Bus Lines Dapitan, Sampaloc, Manila ☎  +63 (2) 7414146 *You should book for a reservation during the Holidays/ Weekends because these terminals usually get crowded during these times. Vigan City Arch The trip to Vigan City takes about 8-9 hours depending on traffic. I highly recommend that you bring a packed breakfast and lunch to cut the cost of food

Plaza Salcedo - Ilocos Sur

Located in front of Saint Paul's Cathedral in Vigan City in the province of Ilocos Sur, Plaza Salcedo is a very important and historical part of the Heritage City of Vigan. Plaza Salcedo Plaza Salcedo Details Plaza Salcedo is named in honor of the Spanish conquistador Juan de Salcedo . He was the one who subdued the natives residing in the territory now known as Vigan City . Afterward, he established a colony named Villa Fernandina in the location in 1572. Plaza Salcedo - Vigan City , Ilocos Sur That's Dr. Jose Rizal, not Juan Salcedo Plaza Salcedo is specifically designed to show the typical Spanish urban design. In the center of the plaza, you'd find the Salcedo Obelisk . A lagoon was added in the seventies not only for aesthetic purposes but for protection. As you can see, because most of the houses are made from wood, fire brings plenty of destruction to Vigan throughout history.   Vigan Cathedral is just in front of Plaza Salcedo The plaza served plenty

Northern Luzon 360° Road Trip Adventure

The goal of this road trip is to travel to Sta. Ana, Cagayan from Manila. From there the group would tour the island of Palaui before heading back to Manila. Sounds pretty easy huh? However, I promised my readers that I'd make basic travels into adventures. then again, this road trip's challenging adventure is not by choice but due to unexpected circumstances.  Northern Luzon 360° Road Trip Adventure Frequent travelers to Sta. Ana, Cagayan would attest that the straightforward back-and-forth trip from Manila to Sta. Ana would be 24-28 hours long. This Northern Luzon 360° Road Trip Adventure however took me and my friends almost four days to accomplish. Overall we spent a total of 50+ hours on the road and only more than half a day to explore. The root of all this if you'd ask -is the suspension of two of the biggest bus companies plying the route to Cagayan. So how did our adventure go? Day 1 Saturday Calle Crisologo , Vigan City Vigan Cathedral Upon

Best Tour Guide in Ilocos Region

Ilocos Region is comprised of the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan. Rich in history and natural beauty these provinces will be a good choice to start your adventure. However, this article will focus mainly on the provinces of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. Best Tour Guide in Ilocos Region If you're planning a trip to these two provinces, then Kuya Jomar is the guide for you. What I admire about  Kuya Jomar Villaluz   is his jolly and respectful personality. It was my wife who actually found out about Kuya Jomar through the countless bloggers who were very satisfied with his services. I'm proud to confirm that he never failed to live up to his reputation. Kuya Jomar helping us update our itinerary. If you want to avail of his services, (which I highly recommend you do) you can contact him in these numbers: Smart: 09203183945 Globe: 09159074537 Sun: 09438326263 You can choose any of (or all) of these tour packages*: Vigan Heritage Cit


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