Vigan Plaza Hotel
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Amazing hotel, with a fusion of old world fixtures and high tech amenities. It's like traveling in the past on a lazyboy couch!
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Another business trip, this time made better because I brought my family along with me.
Amelia and I caught the first bus that came by to Vigan, from the main road running through San Juan. It was a rickety old bus with no luxuries whatsoever, and the driver was completely covered in oil too! We were unsure if we would actually make the hundred odd kilometres to Vigan. It turned out we didn't... not because it broke down, but because for some reason or another we were told to get off and transfer to a minibus. It was an odd situation, the ...
... has been a good day. Bus sorted for tomorrow - hopefully. Not easily. And AirAsia boarding passes, an unnecessary bureaucracy for which we are 'fined' if we don't do our bit and print them off beforehand, were successfully dealt with in an internet cafe. Yes, the cafe had a printer. You have no idea how fortuitous this was.
You can take nothing for granted in the Philippines. Expect the unexpected. Which goes for the good as it does for the bad. It's ...
... around the city.
It was very different to anywhere else we had seen in the Philippines, the little old Spanish cobbled streets were beautiful, it felt like we had gone back in time!
Just an hour stop, back in the van for the rest of our drive!
... and a real lesson finding out about what Padre Burgos did for the country but by this point we were a little tired and so decided to do the honourable thing and get a horse drawn carriage to take us around the town...just would have been rude not to! Our horse, "Pamela Anderson" (unbelievable!), and driver took us to see some of the towns other sights including the bell tower of a local church that holds 5 huge bells which are no longer rung for fear of the structure ...