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Endless Summer

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Preview of my recently concluded Palawan Trip.

Will post about it soon.

Yours truly,

.N.

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Into the City of Pine

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As we return back to Manila, we had one last stop which was Baguio City.

I was really looking forward to this stop not only for the cool weather but one of my top purchases that I would make was going to be in this city from Good Shepherd’s home made products which are so immaculate to Sagada Handwoven Bag that I have been eyeing for awhile.

Our stay was very short but we were able to pass by a very quaint and homey restaurant which was Cafe by the Ruins. They had one of the best Cinnamon Rolls I have ever tasted. The freshness of the baked roll to the crunchiness of the nuts with every bite was totally sinful. The Melon Refresher (drink) was something that you can easily make anywhere but nevertheless, it help soothe my throat. And the Champorado, YUM! I never thought you were suppose to eat it with Danggit (Dried Fish). The saltiness and sweetness was a delectable contrast.

We then hurriedly rush to Mind’s View Park to do some necessary shopping and of course, to get some fresh Strawberry Taho (Tofu Pudding with Fresh Strawberries and syrup).

I brought a lot Good Shepherd’s Products which I never thought would be that heavy but they were worth it for their taste and charity to bring youth to school.

By the end of the day, I found the bag that I’m looking for but I’m eyeing to get the rattan woven bag in the future. I have this feeling that I can revive it. Something to look forward to in my next return to the city of Pine.

Yours Truly,

.N.

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Blown by the Wind

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Further to the North, we went and reach Pagudpud.

Strong South China Sea winds and the gush of waves as it hits the beach was the backdrop of this beautiful scenario.

There, you can see windmills, turning and converting.

Serenity

Yours truly,

.N. 

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By the Fort

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The last stop of the day was Fort Ilocandia

It is a resort and hotel which was known to be only built by Former President Ferdinand Marcos for his daughter’s reception on her wedding day.

There are three huge chandeliers that glisten from the ceiling when you enter the main lobby. And when you head to your rooms, you can see the red brick architecture of the resort and further in the distance is the South China Sea.

As day become night, the stars come out to play, and what a perfect way to enjoy it with a bonfire.

Yours Truly,

.N.

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A Palace by the North

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(Marcel Wonder Sunglasses for Marks & Spencer, Giordano Polo Shirt, Fossil Watch, H & M Shorts)

Next to our itinerary was to visit the Malacanang of the North which was the residence of Former President Ferdinand Marcos and his family whenever he decided to visit his Ilocos Hometown.

As you enter the palace, you start to imagine the days when these walls were used to welcome delegates from all parts of the world, the lavish parties, the beautiful gowns and actually think of what secrets they may hold.

And in this residence was where President Ferdinand Marcos declared the infamous Martial Law.

Further into the halls, you will see a stunning view of the lake and a vast golf range

More to come.

Yours Truly,

.N.

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Vigan Photo Diary

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Vigan simply amazed me.

I have heard of the Spanish Colonial Houses that they have but I never expected it to be well preserved. The Heritage town is this long strip of these houses where you will feel like you have been transported to the time of the Spanish Era.

The hotel that we stayed in was the Hotel Felicidad. They gave new life to one of houses and gave it a modern Filipino touch specifically in the bathroom which made Vigan more enjoyable.

We then strolled around the town “Kalesa” Style!

We went to the Burgos Ancestral Home and Museum, a Weaving factory and the Bell / Watch tower which could overlook from the Cordilerra Mountains all the way to the South China Sea.

And I’m really looking forward to revisit Vigan soon.

Yours truly,

.N.

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Hey there Ninoy

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One of our first stops was the Aquino Center in Luisita, Tarlac.

This center holds memorabilias of one of the known heroes in Philippine History which you can find the 500 Phil. Peso Bill, Ninoy Aquino and his wife Cory Aquino.

The photo above is an actual replica of the room where Ninoy was held in solitary confinement.

There is more to see like art pieces of Cory, the actual clothing of Ninoy when he was shot, and other things about them.

More to come.

Yours Truly,

.N.

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