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Vigan City Budget Day Tour Itinerary

Planning to visit Vigan City   soon? I have come up with a series of budget day tour itineraries that is aimed to maximize your visit to a specific place in the Philippines without having to break your bank. For today's itinerary, I'm featuring a day tour itinerary for the historic city of Vigan in Ilocos Sur. Read on my dear readers. Vigan City Budget Day Tour Itinerary Disclaimer: 1. Transportation from your accommodation going to Vigan City and back is  not included  in this itinerary. 2.  The accommodation budget is also not included. 3.   The exploration time in a place is pegged at an hour per destination. However, you may opt to cut it shorter or stay longer.  4.    It is also assumed that you are traveling light. Vigan City Budget Day Tour Itinerary  Vigan City Tour 9:30 PM Board a bus bound to Vigan City at any bus terminal in Manila / Pasay. Travel time Manila/ Pasay to Vigan: 10 hours 6:30 AM Arrival in Vigan City .  Ma

Top 10 Things to Do in Vigan City

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vigan City is one of the most visited places in Ilocos Sur. The city is known for its historical attractions which are visited by thousands of tourists every year.  Top 10 Things to Do in Vigan City If you're planning to visit Vigan City for the first time, here's something that might help you on your adventure:  Top 10 Things to Do in Vigan City 1. Buy souvenirs at  Calle Crisologo . 2. Head to  Pinagburnayan  and watch how a  burnay  is made. 3. Visit the  Jose Burgos Museum 4. Eat at  Hidden Garden 5. Check out the animals and the life-size dinosaur statues at  Baluarte . 6. Eat  empanada  at  Vigan Empanadahan 7. Walk around  Calle Crisologo  at night. 8. Visit during Christmas and watch the city light up at night. 9. Visit and attend a mass at  Vigan Catedral . 10. Walk at the cobblestone street of  Calle Crisologo  during the day. How about you? What are your top 10 things to do in Vigan City?

Published: Art in the North and Through the Lens

March is not only my birthday month, it seems to be my lucky month too. I'm happy to share that two of my articles were published in the March 2018 issue of TravelPlus Magazine . TravelPlus Magazine - Vol. 9. No.1 Ladies and gentlemen, I present you article 1 of 2, the Art in the North . It's an article that takes a new perspective about the northern provinces of the Philippines. It also tells you how these northern provinces can help you nurture the hidden artist in you. It's nice to see you again bro! Time to head north to nurture my artistic side I felt like a Padawan with this guy around Article 2 of 2, is all about my once in a lifetime interview with "The Master" Sonny Yabao titled Through the Lens . Here, he talks about his humble beginnings, his style, and what lies ahead.  Saw one in National Bookstore and got me a copy before it runs out. These articles might inspire you to become an artist someday. Please do grab your copies

Ilocos Sur - Ilocos Norte Road Trip 2017

After 7 long years, my wife and I finally got a chance to revisit Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte last December 2017. What makes this trip special for me is that for this road trip, we already have a daughter along with us. Aside from that, this road trip is also my first with my wife's family. It was safe to say that it was a special year-ender trip for me. Ilocos Sur - Ilocos Norte Road Trip 2017 Here's how our Ilocos Sur-Ilocos Norte Road Trip 2017 turned out: December 25 (Day 1) Our adventure started in my brother-in-law's house in Cavite. Our two-car convoy left at around 7AM. The trip was quite fast thanks to the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway or TPLEX. By 12NN we were already having lunch at Casantaan Bulaluhan at Kambingan Eatery in the town of Sto. Tomas in La Union. Lunch at Casantaan Bulaluhan at Kambingan Eatery Yummy bulalo After lunch, we drove straight to Ilocos Sur and reached the Ilocos Sur Arch a few hours later. As expected, we had our

Heritage Resort of Caoayan - Ilocos Sur

Located at Anonang Mayor corner Don Lorenzo Quirubin in the town of Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, Heritage Resort of Caoayan is a five-hectare family resort that is perfectly located a few kilometers away from the historical city of Vigan . Heritage Resort of Caoayan Heritage Resort of Caoayan Details Heritage Resort of Caoayan offers visitors budget-friendly accommodations and its geographical closeness to Vigan City . Aside from that, visitors with time to spare can also take a dip in its pools or just relax in its farm-like atmosphere. What I like about the resort is its large rooms. Apart from being wallet-friendly, it could also fit a family of 10 (given that four of them are children). Speaking of large space, the resort also has a large parking space suited for those family road trip convoys. In connection to that, it is also good to know that the resort also has a large pavilion that can be used for weddings, debuts, or birthdays.  Heritage Resort of Caoayan - Caoayan, Ilocos Sur

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