Last year, my sister decided not to have a birthday party for my nephew’s 7th birthday instead they will just have a family out of town trip. So when I saw P12 Cebu Pacific seat sale, I personally invited myself to join their family trip and informed her after I booked our flight (me and my son). Hehe! Hubby was not interested to join but after our stressful week last December, he promised that he will join our Ilocos trip kahit magbus siya (babawi daw). But God is so good and I was able to get seat sale ticket for my hubby last month.
A month before our trip I booked our hotel accommodation at UKL Ever Hotel and rented a van for 2 days tour, actually we can avail the 3 days tour but 2 days tour is much cheaper and I can do Laoag tour on our own because we will be staying in Laoag Centro.
Fast forward, we started our tour as early as 7:30am, first stop is La Paz Sand Dunes, I thought this will be part of our second day, so I was not prepared, namuti tuloy ang black shoes ko. =( If you remember the “Temptation Island” movie, this is the location. As far as I know, you can also avail sand boarding lesson, P2,500 for group of four.
|my first panorama shot. =) my only photo on this post|
If you have the budget you can stay in Fort Ilocandia Resort and Casino, this place is really huge, I like the structure and design. I saw 3 atm machine inside the hotel and most of the guests are foreigners.
Malacanang Ti Amianan, P30 entrance fee.
Marcos Mausoleum, first time to see former President Marcos, camera is not allowed so I have no pictures.
Batac Photo Gallery, where you can see pictures, love letters and achievements of former Pres. Marcos.
St. Augustine (Paoay Church), UNESCO World Heritage Site, wrong timing, church is under maintenance.
Juan Luna Shrine, this is the birthplace of Juan Luna, the man behind Spolarium. The house was burned down in 1861 and they have just reconstructed it. The two-bricked story house is really attractive, you can see replica of Juan Luna’s paintings, family photo gallery and other memorabilia.
Next stop is Vigan.
Photo Credit: Glenn Perdido Tolentino
Who is Glenn? He was our driver, tour guide and photographer in our Laoag-Vigan Tour. He has his own DSLR and tripod so wala kami problem sa pictures. =)
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