Thursday, November 30, 2017

[Flashback - 11/2017 - Philippines] - Vigan - I Love to Travel ... Vigan Phils

One of my favourites is travelling with family and/or friends and this is what I just did the past 10 days. I travelled with my best friend to Manila and visited the Unesco heritage site of Vigan Ilocos Sur. Vigan is a city in the Philippines on the west coast of the Luzon Island known for its preserved Spanish colonial and Asian architecture. The Calle Crisologo dominates the Mestizo district with its cobblestone streets, malecon, horse-drawn carriages and rustic mansions. Near the white baroque Vigan cathedral are the Plaza Salcedo offering fountain lights show at night and Plaza Burgos known for its food street stalls. We stayed there for 2 days and had a great time visiting the historic site including the preserved home of Juan Luna the painter and the Paoay Church which are all part of the heritage site. Here are some pictures I took -
Paoay Church
White baroque Vigan cathedral and Plaza Salcedo near the Vigan Cathedral that offers fountain light shows.
Fountain light shows
Calle Crisologo with its cobblestone streets, Paoay Church and the Crisologo Museum
Bantay Church Bell Tower
And this is where we stayed for 2 nights and 3 days. It is a spanish style of airbnb and came with free breakfast. The price was very realistic but number of rooms were limited. It was located right in the centre of almost every place you needed to see and places to eat there was no need to get a ride. Walking was the best way to go.

To see larger and individual versions of the above images, please click here. Glad to share these pictures with you of which I had a great time taking them. If you want to know more about the place and how to get there, please feel free to contact me and I will do the best I can to help. I hope to share more of my past and future travels.