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Why we rode on a jeepney to see the Bangui Windmills

By on September 7, 2010
So to answer the question: we rode a jeepney from Laoag to Bangui because we brought balloons in this trip. Most backpackers would usually take the trike in getting around Burgos, Bangui and Pagudpud.


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Our quick Laoag City tour

By on September 2, 2010
But we only got to roam around Laoag city during our final day in Ilocos. When we arrived from Pagudpud in Day 4, we had extra 2 hours before our afternoon flight leaves for Manila. So what happened next was a spontaneous walking tour.


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Paoay: Malacañang Ti Amianan and Paoay Lake

By on September 1, 2010
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.


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Batac: Marcos Mausoleum

By on August 26, 2010
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.


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Ilocos Norte UNESCO World Heritage Site

Paoay Church | Ilocos Norte

By on August 17, 2010
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.


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Bojeador Lighthouse | Burgos, Ilocos Norte

By on August 11, 2010
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.


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Blue Lagoon or Maira-ira Cove | Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

By on August 9, 2010
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.


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Finally, Pagudpud

By on August 1, 2010
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.


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Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

By on July 25, 2010
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.


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4×4 Ride at the Paoay Sand Dunes

By on July 16, 2010
The best ride in getting to and around the Paoay sand dunes is via a rugged, 4x4 vehicle. This would ensure adequate traction especially at loose spots and in going up and down the sand hills. Stay away from the tricycles or your family sedan when you can help it.
Brennan Mercado
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Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

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