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The Ilocos Tour! (Part 1)

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It finally happened – September 24-27… the great Ilocos Adventure with my Papi, and tagging along the typhoon Pedring… (the storm is really trying to keep us out of here, the last time we’ve tried August 27, the storm Mina cancelled our flight going there..)

Anyway, nothing will dampen our enthusiasm to make the most out of this tour… I have reviewed my list of to do’s and to visit (see here) and we’ve done it with few rains and slippery roads with it, but that’s adventure!

First day: Laoag
We checked-in at Balay de Blas (I made a reservation right after the cancelled tour last august) got a lovely suite!

We ate at Saramsam (owned by Mr Blas) and tried their famous Bagnet, Vigan Longanisa and Poque-Poque (we were curious with the name)

We started our tour by taking an unofficial, untrained tour guide (lesson no 1, dont just assume that every tricycle driver can take you to a tour of their city! – but well that’s adventure #1 too). Anyway, Marlon is so gracious and told me really that it is his first time (I hope he has a blog and write about this experience too). Just the same, we accomplished what we have to see in half-day tour of Laoag… just a bungled itinerary and long journey in his tini-wini tricycle (ahhh sakit likod namin)…

First stop: Sta Monica church (lovely, old, eerie…)

Ferdinand Marcos’ Birthplace:

there are more…for our day 1… (to be continued)

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Old Churches: Bulacan II

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Photo Gallery of Old Churches, taken during our Visita Iglesia 2010 (Part 2)

St. John the Baptist, Calumpit

San Isidro Labrador, Pulilan, Bulacan

San Agustin, Baliuag Bulacan

Sto Nino de Bustos, Bustos Bulacan


San Juan de Dios, San Rafael Bulacan

Old Churches: Bulacan I

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Photo Gallery of our Visita Iglesia 2010 (Part 1)

Nuestra Senora dela Asuncion – Bulacan, Bulacan:

San Ildefonso, Guiguinto Bulacan:

Sta Isabel, Malolos

Immaculate Concepcion, Malolos

Barasoain Church, Malolos

Santiago de Apostol, Paombong

Sta Ana, Hagonoy