Ilocos happened by chance.
I was supposed to go to Batanes, an archipelago province in The Philippines situated in the Cagayan Valley region. It is the northernmost province in the country, and also the smallest. As luck would have it, just few days before my trip, typhoon struck there and everything came to standstill. The damage was done. The flights were cancelled, so was the trip.
The organizers TBEX offered me three other options to choose from. I was so disappointed with the cancellation that I asked them to put me on any.
Ilocos did not disappoint me. The Philippines is famous for its white sandy beaches but Ilocos had none of those. Still we enjoyed it fully, confirming “It’s more fun in the Philippines“. Have a look at these photos to see yourself.
I did not have an idea what Ilocos was going to offer us. Especially for fans of UNESCO World Heritage sites, Ilocos has surprises.
When my guide said, there are more churches in Ilocos than malls, I had no other choice but to believe him. 😀
Cobblestone streets of Vigan city during the day and at rain soaked night. More on Vigan city later.
The surprise element of the trip was the typhoon Lawin which struck when we were there. 😀 More on that in a separate post.
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