Chronicles of Wanderlust: Ilocos, 2014 Part 2

There's something about writing about a travel experience that's worth the time. I just spent some parts of the afternoon discussing, in serious detail, how beauty blogging has become ----what's the term, meh, I guess. Coming from this post by my good friend, Liz, beauty blogging can sometimes be an arduous task {which I like doing, most days}, but a title nonetheless marred by unfortunate events and who knows what.

Blogging, beauty blogging, and other niches, have become almost like a shallow bubble of entitlement that many of our kind wield sometimes {not all, not anyone in particular, I disclaim}. It's in these times that I revert to my favorite form of blogs: my travel posts, where I feel like a completely different person, in a tie with my book posts :D

{Regular programming will return next week} =P

Taken at the top perch at Baluarte Zoo in Vigan, Ilocos {which has free entrance, BTW} I had one thought: It is certainly much better than Manila Zoo

I didn't think Mr. Singson was a fan of deers, as this was the most numerous in the zoo. But I wouldn't be surprised --- deers are super friendly and charming and cute!

At the Paoay Sand Dunes, where we rode a 4x4 and sand surfed. Best PHP 500 spent (per person) ever!


And then we stepped into a different time, in Calle Crisologo in Vigan

La Mandolinera | Oil on Canvass | An original by Juan Luna | at Hotel Luna, Calle Luna, Vigan

If you're heading to Vigan anytime soon, one of the best things you can do is stay at the gorgeous, artist paradise, Hotel Luna.

... and eat Vigan Empanada at the Plaza. We ate at other must eats, too but those deserve a separate post :D

At the Patapat Viaduct, the northernmost tip of Ilocos Norte

Too much exposure at Patapat Viaduct :P

On the way to Pagudpud, I had to stop and just breathe in this scenery.

Bangui Windmills

The Kapurpurawan Rock Formations, where I had a bit of thinking done

Pagudpud has, and will always be one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever stepped on. It does get big waves, so no swimming for us that day. We just kind of ran around, chased the waves and screamed like silly kids :D | at Saud Beach Resort