Paoay in Ilocos Norte has an earthquake baroque church, sand dunes and a famous restaurant. But there are two more sites in this municipality that is also worth mentioning - a presidential mansion and the serene lake that it overlooks.
The Ozymandias sonnet crossed my mind while I was watching the body from a distance. I thought to myself that inside the glass coffin was an intelligent man who wielded power, reshaped society and sparked an infrastructure boom that is yet unrivalled by any successor.
Vigan's history can be traced all the way back to 1758, when the Seat of Nueva Segovia was transferred from Lal-lo, Cagayan to the already flourishing Spanish settlement. As a result, the Ciudad Fernandina de Vigan was established by virtue of a Royal Decree issued by King Fernando VI of Spain.
The Church of San Agustin, or more popularly known as Paoay Church, is one of the four Baroque Churches in the Philippines inscribed to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1993.
Even if it was first lit in March 30, 1892, the 65 ft. Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in Ilocos Norte is actually not the oldest nor the tallest lighthouse in the Philippines.
If the beaches at Saud is not secluded enough for you, then you should travel a few kilometers more for the Blue Lagoon in Pagudpud.
Pagudpud is said to be the “Boracay of the North,” a tagline which I could never refute or agree on. The reason for that is that I’ve never been to that world-famous tourist spot in the first place.
Sitio Kangko is located in Barangay Lamlahak in Lake Sebu in Southern Philippines. People usually go to this highland community to watch endemic Philippine birds or embark on a challenging river trek to a hidden waterfall or summit Mt. Three Kings.
Despite the influx of mountaineers, birdwatchers and curious travelers,…
The Kapurpurawan Rock Formation in Burgos is located between two popular tourist destinations: the Cape Bojeador lighthouse and the Bangui windmills. It is easily missed because it is sandwiched between these more ‘popular’ tourist spots.
Villa Angela was built in 1873 by the spouses Don Agapito Florendo y Bonifacio, who was a gobernadorcillo of La Ciudad Fernandina (Vigan) in 1859, and Doña Maria Villanueva.