We went to the 16th century Bantay Church in a calesa. My first time to see the bell tower up close and personal. More impressive than I thought.
From there, we proceeded to the Vigan market to buy 2 kilos of longaniza from the winner of a longaniza cook-off recommended by the cuchero. Vigan’s longaniza is distinctly different from Laoag’s or Batac’s, though they are all unmistakably Ilocano in taste. I rotate my sources depending on my mood.
The following are the only photos from Baluarte, “a wildlife sanctuary” according to its website. A goose on the loose was enough to freak her out☺
Back in the heart of Vigan.
I guess Alexa can smell good chocolate cake from afar…
If you’re from the northern side of Ilocos, National Bookstore alone is a good reason to go to Vigan. Alexa got notebooks, paper and pencils for the new school year.
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