Ilocos Day 3: Last Hours

We're down to my final post about Ilocos! Hahaha! Natapos din! For our last hours there, my friends and I decided to spend it at Vigan (for pasalubong shopping) and Batac (to try out the best dishes in this province).

If you've read my V-day post, perhaps you're familiar with this outfit already. I wasn't able to take look shots during that day so I brought the ensemble with me to Ilocos. I knew Calle Crisologo (at Vigan) was a perfect spot for a quick shoot. :p

On me: top and skirt from Forever 21 | shoes from Sophisticat | sunnies gifted by Kevin

Calle Crisologo is one of the major attractions in Ilocos Sur. It's a district that would make you feel like you transported back to the Philippine Spanish colonial period.

May Mang Inasal at Max's na pala during that era! Char!

My soul sis, Trisha, found a sideline at Vigan! :p

In this place, you can also shop the best products of Ilocos like shirts, antiques, woven stuff, jewelries, sweets, wood crafts, etc. Bought a lot of souvenir items for my parents and friends there! Keri tumawad! ;)

We drove to Batac afterwards and visited the Ferdinand E. Marcos Presidential Center and their ancestral home.

They keep the preserved body of former President Marcos inside the mausoleum. We were able to enter it and see his body enclosed in a glass crypt in an airconditioned room. May sound effects pang ganap kaya mas nakakakilabot! Sayang lang that people aren't allowed to take photos inside.

I don't really eat empanada but I wanted to try it because they said Ilocos has the best empanadas. And they were right, it was really good (especially with ketchup or sukang Iloko)! Nom nom nom!

We headed back to our lodge to fix our things and prepare for our departure. We were having separation anxieties with Ilocos, na-attach talaga kami! Haha! Bitin ang 3 days!

My friends and I dined at La Preciosa before leaving. Jemcy treated us with a huge carrot cake! Naks! :)

I love my Ilocos buddies! ♥

We're surely coming back for you, Ilocos! :)

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Been seeing so many pictures of Ilocos lately.. it seems like a really beautiful place.. I shall go there next time :) anyway i love your outfit.. looks so good on you. i dont think i could ever pull off something like that so nicely -_-"