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Ilocos Philippines

I’ve Got Pot from Vigan

One of the things I was able to try for the first time in Vigan — making a pot! As part of our one-day tour around Vigan and Laoag, we went to GR Jars Pottery. One potter can make over 200 of these a day.

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Ilocos Philippines

Vigan and Laoag in a Day

A one day tour around Vigan and Laoag is like browsing through pages of a history book. Just to give you an idea of what’s there to see, I’d like to share some of the photos I took of buildings, museums and old things from our tour a week ago. Having stayed in Fort Ilocandia, […]

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Ilocos Philippines

That Pretty Street in Vigan — Calle Crisologo

My mom comes from an Ilocano clan, but for some reason I don’t remember ever going to Vigan when we were younger. I have often envied the pretty photos of its streets, buildings and calesas so it’s pretty exciting that I can now share my own. This is from Calle Crisologo — one of the […]

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Ilocos Philippines

The Best of Laoag: Fort Ilocandia

With much luck, I had the opportunity to visit what they say is the only 5-star resort hotel in the North of Luzon — Fort Ilocandia. It isn’t peak season this time of the year so there weren’t a lot of guests around the huge resort. And of all the guests we were with, perhaps […]