Over the Lenten break I had a chance to visit Ilocos again. My parents are both from Ilocos Norte. They’re from the same town in fact. The same where former President Ferdinand Marcos was also born.

So let me show you in a few pics my Ilocano sojourn.

VIGAN The capital of Ilocos Sur, it is a World Heritage Site known for its Spanish Colonial era homes. Calle Crisologo is the best known area in Vigan which shows these homes.

LAOAG & SARRAT Laoag City is the capital of Ilocos Norte while Sarrat (just outside of Laoag) is the town where Ferdinand Marcos was born. Also the hometown of my parents.

BANGUI, BURGOS, & PAGUDPUD If you want to experience the beautiful beaches of Pagudpud (dubbed as the Boracay of the North), you’ll pass by the towns of Bangui (home to the windmills of Ilocos Norte) and Burgos (where the century-old Bojeador lighthouse stands).


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