February 20, 2017

Discovering Ilocos Province – A World Class Destination

Travel Ilocos Norte

Hi. My name is Lizzy. I will be regularly sharing with you my travel adventures and some other things that interests me like showbiz and fashion.

Let me start off with my most recent travel adventure…

Breathing fresh air is more than enough to let me pack my bags and had a recent trip up farther north in the Ilocos Province. And it proved to be a right decision after procrastinating on it for quite some time.

The Ilocos Province is full of old places and most of these, written in almost all history books we have in the country. I consider myself lucky having visited prominent old churches like the Santa Maria Church in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur and the Paoay Church in Paoay, Ilocos Norte which were 2 of the 4 churches in the Philippines with the UNESCO Seal as World Heritage Sites. This was an experience of a lifetime as one would never know how long these churches will be in the same old condition as they are in for centuries.

Travel Ilocos Norte

Saying a prayer – Santa Maria Church

Not to underestimate of course, being in the City of Vigan in Ilocos Sur who’s the only city in the Philippines with UNESCO Seal as World Heritage Sites and Monument, and included also in the New 7 Wonders of Cities in the World. A breathtaking city, with rich history of Spanish Colonization speaking for itself when you traverse the streets, especially their famous Calle Crisologo. One can’t help but fall in love in this place as I did on my first lay of eyes.

Travel Ilocos Norte

Paoay Church, Ilocos Norte

I had been in my cage for how many years, living the same old routine, day in and day out, but my recent trip gave me a brand new craving that I haven’t had for a long time! The thirst for adventure, discovering new things, going to new places, and eating new foods that never touched my palettes before. It was an awesome experience, it was awakening for me.

Ilocos Norte Calle Crisologo

Strolling down Calle Crisologo

It shifted my priorities, from hoarding all sale items left and right, to try to save up until my next trip! Well, sale items can come next in line though, hehe. Hope this can be a start of a series. Looking forward as I embark on a new travel adventure very soon.

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Lizzy F. | Pinoy Trends

Lizzy is a single mom who's workaholic on weekdays, but a full-time mom to her unica hija and cats and dogs on weekends. She had never moved on with her top 40 kinda music, but would still cry tremendously every time she watched 8 Below movie. Pet peeve: stubborn people.