Laoag City in One Day

The Fort Ilocandia Courtyard and Fountain

The Part 2 of Melanie, Raine and Ali’s Ilocos tour with me takes place in my hometown of Laoag. Like I wrote in Loving Laoag, the cover story of Mabuhay Magazine February 2015 issue, Laoag translates to radiance in the vernacular, hence the sobriquet “Sunshine City.” For not wearing a hat, I got mild sunstroke and had to beg off from another guiding trip for a friend and her friends today. Reminding everyone to drink lots of water and maybe overdose on citrus fruits and put on tons of sunblock and wear protective gear when in Ilocos, especially if you are heading out to the famed Laoag “La Paz” Sand Dunes. Btw, my group the LEAD Movement started the sandboarding adventure in Ilocos, so anybody interested can just contact me, even through the blog. I will answer all your queries.

The Fort Ilocandia’s courtyard with a fountain still looks so much the same. It is so perfect for an evening event. But because the Laoag Parklane Hotel is so very near my house, the girls made Parklane their home in Laoag, and my humble dining table theirs too.

IlocosRort IlocandiaFort IlocandiaFort IlocandiaLaoag "La Paz" sandboardingOffroading in La Paz, LaoagLaoag Sand AdventureHorse MobileRed DotYou know how girls are.Laoag Sinking Bell TowerLaoag Parklane Hotel

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Laoag Adventure: Sand Dunes and Isaw

Peace on Earth

To match the thrills at epic Laoag Sand Dunes, we proceeded to Tayamen’s Place for what else but the cult isaw. We also had fishball and kikiam. Trust me.

Sister ActShout LaoagOn Laoag SandsWritten on the sands of Laoag -- Ilocos Sandboarding 2009-2015

Written on the sands of Laoag — Ilocos Sand Boarding by LEAD. We turned 5 last year. Thank you so much for your support.

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Tony Daniel, a West Point graduate and a snowboarder says — the sand adventure is one of the best 10 things he’s done in his life.

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Photographed by Rommel Felipe and Blauearth. Tayamen’s Place pano, by Samantha Jackson
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