People come to Ilocos commonly for its distinct landscapes with cultural and natural charms. For the first time, I did an all-heritage trail with my Manila-based in-laws. They crave the flavors of old Ilocos.
There’s so much to admire about the richness of Ilocos’s past and present. Vigan wasn’t shortlisted for the New 7 Wonders Cities of the World for nothing.
Ilocos Norte’s Paoay Church is likewise among the UNESCO Heritage Sites in the country.
In the town of Currimao, a heritage village by the sea was built by Dr. Joven Cuanang. Named Sitio Remedios, it comprises several moved and restored houses from the different towns of Ilocos, and its own kapilya (chapel).
Burnay-making in Vigan
For lunch, we went to Kusina Felicitas (in Vigan) and savored mongo’t bagnet, pipian, Vigan longaniza, igado and crispy pata.
Avocado sorbetes awaited us at Calle Crisologo.
For pasalubong, we headed directly to the source of Ilocos cornik or chichacorn like how Nana Rosa brands her famous chichirya.
Below are photos taken at Sitio Remedios. So refreshing in this day and age.