Day 3: Vigan Tour

From Pagudpud, we went back to Laoag city thru bus for 60. From there you can take a bus ride to Vigan for P120 - famous for  its old houses. We went to learn how to do pot-making for free at  RG Jar Factory. Then we went to lola Virginia Quiteviz house (Lola's Homeweaving since 1929 - Home of native Abel Iloco in Naguilian) and  learned weaving this time also for free. The feeling of learning these crafts are liberating. I urge anyone going to any place to not to see the place alone but learn something! We also went to Syquia mansion and Burgos museum - if you want to see old stuff from past you can go there for only P20 eantrance 

Calle Crisologo is perhaps the most beautiful street in the Philippines. Why? It takes back anyone how it feels like to be in the streets of our great-great-grandparents before! We ate at Leona's cafe , a fine dining restaurant. You may try their bagnet - it resembles the lechon kawali version or try poque - poque. I suggest you go their late afternoon or evening because it looks very rrrroooomantic (yeah I guess!) and colorful when the lights are on like you wished you were walking here with someone doing hhww(holding-hands-while-walking). Shut up Rona! This is the best place to buy local handicrafts - the best if not the finest for pasalubong (to bring home and give as gift). Mind you there is a club along Calle Crisolog Street! So if you are a party rat. You're indeed lucky there is one here in a heritage site. Or if you have time as well you may see Vigan in river in a heritage cruise for only P150 every 8AM  and 4PM only.

Lyn my buddy had to go to Manila after and I had to stay in Vigan Hotel for a night. There is wifi everywhere! Unlike other hotels there that only in the lobby you can go online. A must try for breakfast is the durong pandesal - pandesal with flavor of malunggay. I hope they open a store here in Manila soon! What is good thing about Vigan, is their  Tourism council office is located in the heart just a few walk away from Leona's cafe. You may go there if you have questions want to check them out ask where is the affordable place to stay or where to go they have the answers! Just ask any of the tricycle drivers.

Cafe Leona



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