The following day, we went to Vigan after lunch because we wanted to spend the hottest hours of the day inside the air-conditioned bus, brilliant isn’t it? Well… not really. Because we started our tour a little late, finished it a little late also and going back to Laoag from Vigan is not as easy as how we expect it to be. We have to wait for the bus going to Laoag (from either Pasay or Manila) and wish/hope/pray that there will be enough passengers alighting so we will be accommodated. Having a child in tow is not an advantage, because the bus company will not allow us to stand inside the bus with a child (for safety reasons of course). So we had no choice but to wait and wait and wait until we were able to take a bus to Laoag. Good thing our local tour guide yesterday is just a text away. He patiently waited for us at the bus terminal and brought us to where we are staying. The caretaker of the house is also waiting for us and ever ready to offer us some refreshments. (I just have to say this again; These Ilocanos are so efficient and kind.)
Let’s charge that to experience and proceed to the beautiful places we visited in Vigan. Special thanks to the owner of Hidden Garden for allowing us to have a private access to some of the restricted areas of their place.
a luscious tobacco plantation along the main road going to Vigan
our meeting place
Our Lady of Charity
St. Augustine Parish Church or Bantay Church
Bantay Bell Tower is all ours now… at last!
Lovely view up here.
This is our tour guide’s idea… pre-nup?
The living room of the Syquia Mansion.
I’m not particularly interested about this place… I almost missed Luna?!
At Calle Crisologo with our reliable kalesa.
Now I know why this empanada of Irene is so famous. 🙂
Till we meet again… Calle Crisologo.
If not for my son, I would skip this one.
they have a macaw
a couple of ostrich
a small horse pulling a carriage and a lot of white deer
some koi in a green pond
and ducks too.
this boy is so happy to be this close…
Replica of Apatosaurus
Tiger: Can I have that fish? Martie: No! You cannot have Orca, he’s my friend.
There’s more deer here.
I missed it. Haaay!
I think these are the stars of this place.
We’re so glad we found this place.
just following directions
We really want to go inside…
Wish granted. 🙂 Martie had his private tour.
He met this parrot…
fed those koi (in a much better pond – in my opinion)
and greet the baby hammerhead shark.
We’re also invited. 🙂
According to my husband this is a SARIMANOK. Seriously?!
There’s a lot of interesting plants as well. (Because this is a garden – reminder to myself!)
Amazing bonsai collection.
These plants are for sale.
and these. 🙂
Refreshing fruit shake!
and yummy food. 🙂
We still have one day of exciting adventure here in Ilocos that I’d like to share with all of you on my next post. 🙂