Travel Blogs from Vigan
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3 hours trip by bus from San Juan (as we were told) turned into 4 hours but we are getting used to stretch time in Asia. There are no clocks on the walls or any public area here and most people don't wear watches (including us).
There are direct buses but we got the first bus that was passing our hotel ( …
... the Philippines, and is well known for its cobblestone streets, and a unique architecture that fuses Philippine and Oriental building designs and construction, with colonial European architecture.
We stopped for breakfast and then took a calesas (horse ...
... was executed in 1872 for crimes against the Spanish, although this generally happened because they just didn't agree with the Spanish not because they actually committed any crimes. His martyrdom galvanized the revolutionary movement and this is why he is such a famous person. His museum was set in his ancestral home and contained many exhibitions including one relating to the burial rituals in the area in which there was a coffin with the bones still in it! It was a ...
... settling for 395 php a night at Vigan Plaza Hotel which itself is not too bad for location - just around the corner of historical Vigan. The room however was pretty spartan with communal bathrooms.
Vigan in a Heartbeat
Vigan is so small, by the time I found Vigan Plaza Hotel, I had actually strolled passed half of the historical town. Crisologo Street is basically as Vigan as it can get on a tourism postcard. Cobble stoned streets lined ...
We wake up at 4:30am to view the sun rise over the rice terraces. A bumpy Jeepney ride takes us up a short drive to the top of a mountain. We arrive just in time to see the sky on the horizon turn all shades of orange. Mesmerized, and still a bit sleepy, we stare at the horizon, the sky changing by the minute, The valley below, where the rice terraces are, are still fogged in, but the fog is slowly being burned off by the sun, revealing the rice terraces ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking