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This year’s Holy Week vacation, I brought along Cris and our friends (Tina and Timmy) back to my hometown – Ilocos Norte. I took them to places my family usually visit when I am home or if we have visitors over. Most of the places we visited are at most 10 minutes away from home, including the small mountain/hill that we climbed to get a sweeping view of the newly-erected windmills in our town. I also took them to the infamous Paoay Church and Malacañang of the North. Please watch the video below – though Youtube butchered the video quality. Enjoy! 🙂

 

Have you ever been to Ilocos Norte? What is your favorite tourist spot to visit there?

I am headed home to my good ol’ province in less than 10 days for the Holy Week vacation and a cousin’s wedding. This would be the first ever family wedding I am able to attend (on my father’s side, at least) so I’m pretty stoked. In the past, much to my chagrin, I was either busy with school or work. Luckily, this wedding coincided with the Lenten vacation so successkid.jpg!

Anyway, I was looking through old photo albums and I realized I never got to share our vacation pictures in Ilocos Norte (and side trip in Vigan) some two years ago. I toured my friends around my hometown and revisited classic tourist spots all around Ilocos.

We headed straight to our house for a much needed breakfast and refresher. Then off to Cape Bojeador Lighthouse we went.

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, also known as Burgos Lighthouse, is a cultural heritage structure in Burgos, Ilocos Norte, that was established during the Spanish Colonial period in the Philippines. It was first lit on March 30, 1892 and is set high on Vigia de Nagparitan Hill overlooking the scenic Cape Bojeador where early galleons used to sail by. After over 100 years, it still functions as a welcoming beacon to the international ships that enter the Philippine Archipelago from the north and guide them safely away from the rocky coast of the town.

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