Saturday, May 30, 2015
Hotel Luna, Syquia mansion, Ilocos provincial jail, Dancing fountain and Baluarte ni Chavit at Vigan
some says theres not much to see in Vigan, but i think they are wrong. DIY tour is a must so you can learn a lot about Vigan
we left manila at 10Pm and arrived in Vigan at 4am. when we got there, we saw people doing zumba in Vigan plaza... we headed immediately to Grand Pa's in to check if we can have early check in. It is an Old ancestral house converted into Inn. unfortunately, all rooms were occupied so we just left our bags in their reception area. we have to wait for 2 pm to check in >_< we decided to have breakfast at one of their restaurant which is Cafe Uno. It's a very small restaurant inside Grand Pa's inn but always jam packed with hotel's guest and other tourists.
photos of celebrities and politicians stayed in Grand Pa's Inn. Including Korina Sanches and Manny Pacquiao :)
Grand Pa's inn owns 3 restaurant. Cafe uno, Kusina Felitas and Uno Gill. We had our 2nd day complimentary breakfast at Kusina Felitas. we did'nt try the Uno Grill as it was opened only at night, We had our dinner at Hotel Luna Vigan which is just a few steps away from Calle Crisologo. Hotel Luna pics will be posted on our next blog :)
we had no choice but to wander around in calle crisologo and have some DIY photo shoots :) this is the best time to have romantic walk with your love one and have many selfies as you want with the beautiful street surrounded by amazing houses built during the Spanish time. Ambiance is so serene!
Dadi Photographer wanna be! haha
stores in calle crisologo usually opens at 10am. of course, we were very excited to try Vigan empanada. 1 Vigan Empanada cost only 25 pesos :)
and there's a small milk tea store besides Irene's Vigan empanadahan, they use fresh cow's milk thus the taste was so unique and refreshing.
me having my milk tea. :)
Mami's no make up look and Dadi's eyebags !
Hand crafted souvenirs along calle crisologo
Baby bear's play mate in vigan :) she is so cute and she also likes to play with mami :) mami cleaned her hands after we played hide and seek :P
Mami gave her a cotton with alcohol to wipe her hands :) she is so adorable.
at 2 pm, finaly! we were able to check in :) clean ourselves and had a rest till 5pm :)
the cost of our room is only 1,999 pesos. we enjoyed staying in our room as our beds our comfortable, very good air condition and well maintaind bathroom :)
Dadi and mami DIY photo shoots :)
in the aftenoon, we rent a bike at Hotel Felicidad for only 150 per hour :) H.Felicidad is near from Grand Pa.
we chose biking in our own risk instead of renting a Calesa :)
Police everywhere , Very Good security for tourists huh :)
tasted authenitc Coffee of vigan at Mocha blends along calle crisologo.
medyo nasesermonan po ako kay dadi ksi ano ano daw kinain ko :)
waiting for my drink to be served :P ang sarap po tumambye dito :)
Dadi enjoying his Dirty Aywkim :)
biking with mami !ayun ako oh :)
some DIY photo shoots of mami and Dadi :)
DIY creative shots of mami and dadi.. pwede n po ba pang prenup? :)
If you're looking for delicious food and want to learn a lot about our history, Vigan is the best historical tour for you :) Please check our 2nd blog post to know more about our vigan adventure:)
Mami's Photogenic Shot of Calle Crisologo :) this was taken at around 6am :) yes, it is best to wander around vigan in early morning. less crowd and amazing photo ops :) indeed, a lovely morning :)