Day 1: Laoag Tour

Laoag City is the the capital city of Ilocos Norte, and the province's political, commercial, and industrial hub. We started here since this is where the Ilocos region's only commercial airport is based.

Laoag to Batac 
Riding in a jeep for only P10, we visited Marcos Museum and Mausoleum where former Pres. Ferdinand Marcos' stuff is housed telling his biography and also his waxed dead body. Entrance to museum is only P50. We also tasted their local delicacy that Ilocos is know for - empanada for only P45. You may also try Tinubo, it is cheese, butter & sugar melt inside a bamboo cane that you need to smash first before you eat.
Marcos Museum 


Batac to Paoay
Another jeepney ride for P10, we visited Paoay Church which is a UNESCO Heritage site. Just adjacent to the church is the Herencia Cafe, a fine dining restaurant that has a very good view of Paoay Church. You can try their Poque - poque pizza and pinakbet. The best!

Paoay Church
Herencia Cafe


Tryke Tour
Just by walking to the nearby blocks of Herencia Cafe, you may approach tricycle drivers and ask them for a Tryke Tour. Itinerary is Paoay Lake, Malacanang of the North, Fort Ilocandia hotel and Sand Dunes.
Paoay Lake
Fort Ilocandia
Saramsam Ylocano Resto
Poque - poque Pizza

Don't forget also to drop by at Saramsam Ylocano Resto at Laoag City - another fine dining restaurant. Known for putting a little twist on every Ilocano dishes they offer. Try their Poque-poque pizza and their malunggay ice cream that you may need to spray a calamansi to make it tastier.  Weird!



MalacaƱang of the North


Paoay Sand Dunes
Madre De Cacao 
Lots of lovely madre de cacao trees we saw! 

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