One Sunday evening, my friends and I were having our usual whisky session. We we’re planning on what do to this holy week. We wanted it to be unique. We came up with this idea, a road trip to Ilocos from Leyte. 2,500 kilometers or 1553 miles road trip. A bit risky, yes but it is a once in a lifetime experience. We decided to push through whether it ends good or bad.
Arrived at San Isidro, Samar. We had a quick sleep and conserve energy while waiting for the FastCat.
FYI, FastCat Schedule. Travel time from San Isidro to Matnog is 1 1/2 hours.
And the sleepless nights began with me and my friend since I was sitting in front.
We arrived at Vigan late in the evening and our first stop was
Calle Crisologo, Vigan
This is the major attraction in Vigan.
The place has rich in history. I was amazed on how the locals manage to preserve this beautiful houses.
Walking in the street in Calle Crisologo feels seemingly like you are also walking in the past .
The beauty of the old houses is truly enchanting.
You’ll find many things here, the must try for me is the Empanada and the tasty Dirty Ice Cream.
Arrived at Pagudpud early in the Morning.
In our case, we stayed at Hannah’s Beach Resort. Our rooms cost us 8,000 good for 10 persons.
If you want to swim at the beach at the same time with a pool, then this is the place.
Hannah’s zipline looks fun but its a bit pricey.
Holy week vacation be like.
Next day, we had our lunch at Bangui Windmill’s restaurant.
No Entrance fees.
Few kilometers away, Cape Bojeador Lighthouse.
A beautiful old lighthouse with stunning views upstairs. Worth the stop.
25 pesos entrance fee + 10 pesos each for the tricycle ride because its crowded.
We can’t park our cars upstairs.
Paoay Sand Dunes
They did not allow us to ride their tracks using our 4×4’s. ha ha ha
Nothing much to do here if you’re not going to ride their 4×4’s.
We had a quick snapshot and move to our next destination.
St Augustine’s Church
One of the oldest church in Ilocos.
The facade is magnificent and imposing.
I was wondering if the walls was also made of egg yolks.
And thats the end of our Ilocos road trip.
We missed so many attractions because we spent so much time in travelling. So much for that.
It was indeed a pain in the ass road trip but it was all worth it. A great experience indeed.
If given the chance, of course, I’ll never gonna do it again. 🙂