Philippines, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte

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

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2012 Year-Ender & A Hopeful 2013 Opener

Alright, so Christmas celebrations are almost over and everyone is gearing towards new years day preparation and to-do's for the year to come. I look back and try to remember everything relevant, fun, and meaningful that's happened in the year 2012 as we usher 2013 in. Here's a brief round-up of 2012: January - The… Continue reading 2012 Year-Ender & A Hopeful 2013 Opener

Philippines, Ilocos Norte

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

Philippines, Ilocos Norte

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

Philippines, Ilocos Norte

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)