Myk and I have been planning this trip for, like, forever. We finally decided to push it through.
Just a bit of info for my foreign readers. Vigan is located far North of the Philippines. It is best known for its old houses and churches and cobblestone streets, built and developed during the Spanish occupation in the 16th century. Now, it is considered one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites.
Horse carriages are commonplace in Vigan. You can tour around the area and nearby tourist spots by hiring a hackney. An hour costs 150 php.
The famous Vigan empanada. We, Ilocanos, are pretty used to the taste of empanada. But here in Vigan,they sell the white dough variety. I like this dough better because it is crispier but I prefer the chewy texture of the shredded papaya in the orange dough variety.
We ate our dinner and 2nd day lunch in here. Food was okay but if you are really hungry and don't fancy waiting for a long time, better dine elsewhere. Their service is really slow. The lighting inside is also deplorable so you can't take good photos.
We stayed at Cordillera Inn, a heritage house turned into an inn. The place was really nice and neat. Nothing too fancy but everything was comfortable.
And here's my travel outfit. I'm so glad I wore this skirt. We roamed around Vigan and nearby towns in the heat of the afternoon sun so it was nice to have a skirt that didn't feel constricting and stuffy. Plus, it has this gorgeous plaid print and full circle shape that I really love.
I love pretty signages!
Us being touristy.
One of the many old churches we visited.
They already have their Christmas tree set up and it looks fab! Nothing like your ordinary Christmas tree, eh?
So there! More photos in the next posts. I'm so laggy and sluggish after a long day of work, that I feel physically dead. I'll just go crawl in my bed and get some book interlude before sleeping. Good night, everyone!