Saturday, December 12, 2015

Photo Diary: Ilocos Tour Day 1

Scenic spots, historical places and a rich culture. Located in the northwest part of the Philippines, Ilocos is indeed one of the must-see places in the Philippines that offers tourists/travelers the chance to experience the beautiful clash of nature and culture.
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Last November 28-30, my friends and I got the chance to experience Ilocos. We originally planned it to be last August (I think), but because of the rainy weather, we rescheduled it to November. We had so much fun despite the trouble with the tour agency (ehem, Travel Galore). But before any of that drama, let me show you the photo diary of our day 1.


The view to Ilocos...


Our first stop for the tour was the Ferdinand E. Marcos Presidential Center in Batac, Ilocos Norte. We were pressed for time so we weren't able to fully appreciate the exhibits and read their descriptions. -_- Good thing, we went to the mausoleum to see the body of the former president.







If given the chance, I would love to visit the place again and take my time to appreciate everything. :)


Next stop: Paoay Church



Of course, I just have to include an OOTD shot. Haha!


We only had 20-25 minutes to tour the place and have our pictures taken.


Next, we went to the Malacanang Palace of the North.


Stunning view! :) I would love to have a backyard like this. Haha!




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That's all for our first day. Since we arrived late (no thanks to the lack of communication and coordination between the tour agency, bus company and tour guides), we were not able to visit: the Paoay lake, Fort Ilocandia Hotel & Resort, Sta. Monica (Sarrat) Church, Sinking Bell Tower, Aurora Park, Ilocos Norte Capitol and St. William’s Cathedral. :( Actually, we did not have a tour guide in the bus. *sigh* La Paz Sand Dunes was also scheduled on the first day, but we had it on the second day.

Thankfully, I had good company. Otherwise, the trip would be a big disaster.

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Day 2 photo diary will be up soon! :)

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