VIGAN – A glimpse of colonial past
“Waking up early in Vigan is a chance to capture its morning charm. The empty crowded street of Mestizo District on an early morning walks…”
Vigan is considered as one of the earliest Spanish settlements in the Philippines and a world heritage site. Few facts I read before my friend and I went into this place.
A local who approached us, said; that this is the oldest among the structures at the heritage site (picture above, the structure at your right). By the way how it looks… I agree.
Vigan is also known for its classy, some well-maintained and most preserved structures which are being used up to this day to house public viewings; accommodation for tourists and guests; commercial shops; and some restaurants…
The Best Breakfast I had in Vigan
Breakfast at Plaza Burgos. Vigan’s traditional soup – the Sinanglao, a soup made of beef innards. I just want mine full of beefy meat, that suits for a rainy morning.
The Longganisa de Vigan - the best Longganisa I ever had! Delicioso!
“Some of the hand woven items”
The Calesa Tour
Half day tour outside Vigan Heritage Village by Calesa or carriage to visit other interesting places like Pagburanayan and learn how to make some jars… [Read more]
Empanada de Vigan
The “best” Empanada of all Empanadas is the Empanada de Vigan! After the Calesa Tour, trying this food at the “Empanadaan” is the best!
Vigan at night
Though my expectation for a sunny day did fail me… But the rain hasn’t stopped us or even did get a chance to spoil all fun – day until midnight. And while we are trying to choose a restaurant for supper, for us to think for the which of which, we first take an evening walk at the heritage site before we decide where to eat…
“Vigan, with its irresistible morning charm, she is more lovely in the evening…”
Until we reached St. Paul’s Cathedral bell tower, finally we decided to take Cafe Leona for dinner.
A midnight shot at the empty street of the heritage village after a great dinner with long catching up conversation on a soothing Sangria…
“A glimpse of colonial past“ – is a part of my August 2012, Ilocos Sur to Norte long holiday getaway. A dream comes true for my long-time friend and a colleague (Anthony Formoso), who’s been planning to visit Vigan for so many years (since we were in college).