Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Walking through the Capitol

Have you enjoy the sight in Calle Crisologo?  As we all know that Vigan is one of the World Heritage Site, a town left that still remains intact and preserves history. The structures in Vigan serves you history, so even the fastfoods and other buildings look like the old structures way back in Spanish era. After the finish line of Mestizo street, Capitol of Vigan welcomes you! This will lead you to the heart of Ilocos Sur where the Plaza Salcedo and St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral are located.

Just in case you're lost and don't know where to go, a huge map will help you. Informations about hotels, restaurants, stations are printed out on that map.

It's been a long time since we played in playgrounds. Hahaha! They really feel like a kid again.

Awesome design of their Mcdonalds beside the St. Paul's Cathedral.


The first cathedral in Vigan built in 1574 by Juan de Salcedo. Designed in a baroque-style church with its bell tower stands separately in Plaza Burgos.

The park located in front of the cathedral is named Plaza Salcedo. It was named in honor to the Spanish conqueror who discover Vigan and erected a monument for him. They add some entertainment in this Plaza way back 4 years ago I think. Every night they have a dancing fountain show which enjoyed by the tourists and citizens.

After the walk in Plaza Salcedo we head back to the hotel (Hotel Linda Suites) to take a rest. Sorry to inform you guys that I didn't watch the fountain. But I do have an article about that last 2-3 years ago. 

I meet my friend Sayie in Vigan! Finally I see him personally.

We call it a night! Goodbye Vigan, we'll be heading tomorrow morning in the northern part of Ilocos and visit some rock formations.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Black Fur and Eye Patches

(Top: Love Rocks | Pants: ROXY | Chunky Boots: Kuripotqueen)

Comfortable clothes are one important rule while travelling. You must choose appropriately so you won't feel unease during the trip. Since it is a school trip plus we'll be using a bus, I prefer to wear a pants and a sweater. Bus temperature every morning is freezing; It is a good idea to wear a sweater or wear some shirt, topping it with a cardigan or jacket to feel warm.  

It's hard to decide whether to wear longsleeves in our country due to the warm temperature. Not minding the temperature, you an still use longsleeves and do tricks to not feel hot under the sizzling sun. I'm a fan of Gray colors, for me it looks equal to the perspective of the color black and white. It is a color of basics for me too. Pairing it with a black pants from Roxy and a black chunky boots I trifted to @kuripotqueen on Instagram. With the chunky heels it makes me feel comfy at all, unlike other boots with heels. And to keep me from waking up from the rays of the sun each time I sleep on the bus, I wear a sunnies. (Advantage also for taking a stolen naps. Lol) I bring this Panda cap of my youngest sister because it's way too cute! I often wear caps but this Panda cap suits my outfit and lots of my schoolmate wants to swap it. 

Guess what? My longsleeve is actually a dress but since I can't use it in my tour, I just paired it with a pants. Double use right? While staying at the hotel, I just pull of my pants and wear this dress only. I feel at home while sipping my Nescafe Latte and updating my Twitter and Instagram.

Another tip from my experiences, bring clothes that can be used in many different ways to avoid bringing full pack of baggage (Like what I always do) and pair everything before going on a trip. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Remnants of Past


The first time I landed on this place, it tells me a lot of stories it hold. As I leave the place I also left my mind and soul. It forces and attracts me to go back to this wonderful place since I still didn't finish reading every page of its history.

Vigan City is one of the city in our country that holds the story about the past. Every spot tells us the history when Philippines is under the Spanish colonization. Let me take you on some tourist spots here in Vigan City! Let's reminisce the past life of our country.

(They made me their tour guide since I already set foot on Vigan city plus I look different with my outfit.)


Calle Crisologo is one of the famous place here in Vigan. It is a street which is closed to vehicles due to its preservation of the houses during Spanish era. People here did a great job in preserving its beauty and some structures are restored but still looks the same.

We are so busy taking a good photo of this majestic place. We keep memories !

Since Kalesa is well-known here, there are lots of "Kalesa chairs" down the streets too. Isn't this wonderful? (I want and need this in my garden.)

Speaking of Kalesa, If you want to take a tour around Vigan City try the Kalesa ride. It only cost 150 pesos and will tour and bring you to the landmarks of Vigan. Unluckily, we didn't tried it since it's late and can't enjoy some place during night time.

Yes, they are having their picture moments with their icecreams too. I swear that Ice cream is a must try too. I don't know it really taste good or its just my taste bud? But I love it!

 Have you realize that I change my hat?  Say hello to our new fancy hats! I'm surprised that this wide hat costs only a 100 pesos. I've been searching for this in my place and through internet (but internet sells too much expensive).

Well let's move on to the next page shall we?