Travels, Ilocos Norte Province, Ilocos Sur Province

Ilocos Series: Your 4D3N DIY Itinerary and Budget Forecast for Vigan, Pagudpud, Bangui, Burgos, Laoag, Batac, and Paoay

Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte are two of the four provinces in the Ilocos Region (Region 1 - the two others being La Union and Pangasinan). It is rich in historical and cultural sites ranging from the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 7 New Wonders of the World - Vigan, to the… Continue reading Ilocos Series: Your 4D3N DIY Itinerary and Budget Forecast for Vigan, Pagudpud, Bangui, Burgos, Laoag, Batac, and Paoay

Travels, Ilocos Norte Province

Ilocos Series: Heavenly Pagudpud – Mainland Luzon's Northernmost Tip

After the morning tour at the Bangui Windmills, Kapurpurawan White Rock Formation and Burgos Lighthouse, all in the southern part of the Pagudpud Traysi-Tour (PhP 1200 for 2-3 pax on a tricycle), we headed northwards to the falls and the beaches. As I narrated on the previous blog, it rained most of the time during… Continue reading Ilocos Series: Heavenly Pagudpud – Mainland Luzon's Northernmost Tip

Travels, Ilocos Norte Province

Ilocos Series: Laoag, Paoay and Batac – A Rainy Tour Rich in Culture

My last stop in this 4-day vacation is Laoag, still a part of the Ilocos Norte Province. Kuya Jayson from Pagudpud contacted his friend Kuya Rommel to take us around Laoag, Paoay and Batac, for Php 800.00 for half a day's tour, which is slightly more expensive because again, everything is more expensive here than… Continue reading Ilocos Series: Laoag, Paoay and Batac – A Rainy Tour Rich in Culture

Travels, Ilocos Norte Province

Ilocos Series: Kapurpurawan White Rock Formation, Bangui Wind Farm, and Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

These places have been heavily featured in Erich Gonzales' movie Suddenly It's Magic after I have already been there. So imagine my excitement when, in vivid pictures, I can recall these places while watching the movie. Kuya Jayson  (his number   09186872603), the accredited "traysi-tour" guide I hired, was already waiting outside my room at Kingfisher Resort at… Continue reading Ilocos Series: Kapurpurawan White Rock Formation, Bangui Wind Farm, and Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

Travels, Ilocos Norte Province

Pagudpud – A Far Cry From The Usual… (Kingfisher Resort)

Pagudpud's people are very friendly. The traysi-tour driver we hired, Kuya Jayson  (his number is:  09186872603), picked us up from where we got dropped off by the Van we rode from Laoag straight to Pagudpud. The place supposedly got it's name from a Batangueño peddler who reached Pagudpud and remarked "Ako'y pagud na, tsinelas ko'y… Continue reading Pagudpud – A Far Cry From The Usual… (Kingfisher Resort)