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Our Lady of Piat, Cagayan Province

One of Cagayan Province‘s biggest draws is the Our Lady of Piat Basilica, which is located in Piat and houses the image of the same name. Our Lady of Piat was brought to Cagayan from Macau, and is said to be miraculous, performing many miracles. The basilica holds a grand altar, and receives so many […]

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Lallo Church, Lallo, Cagayan Province

Cagayan province was an influential province during the Spanish era, and the some of the biggest reminders of its colonial pasts are the many churches that are still used to this day. Cagayan is especially popular during Holy Week, when many people flock to the province for Visita Iglesia, a practice where people visit anywhere […]

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Double Rainbow in Ilocos Norte

I was on a business trip with co-workers. We were traversing the Ilocos Norte countryside. It had been a tiring day, with weird weather that brought on both the heat of the sun and a drizzle. We were on our way from Pagudpud to Laoag when we looked out the window and saw this: Immediately, the quiet in the van began […]

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Eating at Kapuluan Vista Resort

Just so we’re clear, this isn’t really a food or travel blog. It’s more a place where I can keep my photos and impressions. A kind of pensieve, if you will, because I have such bad memory. But since this is a public blog, I’ve  consciously been using more “I”s in my writing, as opposed […]

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Kapuluan Vista Resort, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

Whenever I ask people where I should stay in Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte, I always get the same answer: Kapuluan Vista Resort. So when I got the chance to finally see why everyone loves this beach town so much, that’s where I stayed. It is easily the most beautiful, not to mention the most quiet resort […]

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Getting to Pagudpud

My first trip to Ilocos Norte will always be my my most memorable. I was going to be there for work, but had gone up in advance so that I could spend the weekend in Pagudpud before meeting my co-workers the Monday after. I took a plane to Laoag, then proceeded to make my way […]

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Cagayan Province’s Capitol and Museum

Most travelers don’t make stopping by a province’s provincial capitol a part of their itinerary, and this is sometimes a shame, because a lot of provincial capitols are a sight to behold. In a country that doesn’t put too high a premium on history and historical architecture, these seats of local government can sometimes inspire […]

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