Christmas time is Pooh’s favorite time of the year as it means a lot of things. Besides eating, this season also means adventure for this silly old bear.
The 2 week holiday this 2014, allowed Pooh to explore some of the popular spots of Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte and one of them is Ilocos Sur’s capital, Vigan.
Traveling to Vigan, it’s an 8-9 hour bus ride away from Manila. But since Pooh came from San Fernando, La Union, the ride was only a 2 hour drive away.
Going here, it is a must that you experience Calle Crisologo (Crisologo Street). This is the main attraction of the city and Pooh must say that it really is a must visit as you will be transported back in time, back to the Philippine Spanish colonial times. Tourists can also hire a Kalesa which will tour them around the city. Unfortunately, when Pooh visited the city, it was too crowded and just by looking at the horses it felt like they are overworked and dehydrated. 😦
But nevertheless, Vigan is a must visit not just for the foreigners
but also for the Philippine locals who wants to catch a glimpse of our country’s past. 🙂
You haven’t been to Ilocos Sur if you haven’t tried out their Bibingka yet. Trust Pooh, as the long line is definitely worth the wait. 🙂
After that history-filled walk down Calle Crisologo, you should also try out Tongson’s Royal Bibingka. 🙂
Pooh recommends that you plan your trip here during the lean season as it is hard to appreciate the beauty and history of the place when it is already too crowded and noisy.