Monday, November 21, 2011

Viva Las Vigan! (an Ilocandia Adventure - Day 2)

Day 2 of our Ilocandia Adventure (21 November 2010)

First stop for the day is the Marcos Museum and Mausoleum in Batac, Ilocos Norte: 

Entrance to the Marcos Museum; I found the mausoleum a bit creepy because of the Gregorian chant music playing in the background where the preserved corpse of President Marcos is.

On our way to Cape Bojeador, we dropped by a Caltex gas station and had a photo taken at the entrance of Java Hotel:

 I didn't get to see the interior, but I find the exterior very nice (Balinese-Moroccan atmosphere).

Then Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in Burgos, Ilocos Norte: 

Reflection of the stained glass window on our way up the light house, i love!

The real light house...

... and the replica.

Normally, they don't allow people to go up the light house, but we were so lucky that we got the chance to.

And then we're off to the ever-famous Bangui Windmills: 

The first “Wind Farm” in the Philippines that sells electricity to the Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative (INEC).

Ang laking electric fan!Ü

Favorite part of the day, lunch! This time, at Blue Lagoon in Malingay, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte:
We didn't get to experience the beach, but the food was great; very fresh and cheap.Ü

Mom Robyn serving the freshly cooked sinigang na isda.

Last stop, Kabigan Falls in Barangay Balaoi, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte: 

Reaching the falls requires a 30 to 45-minute trek.

It's approximately 1.5 kilometers from the mainroad to the falls, so a little stretching is suggested.Ü  

Passing through the river is really a challenge, i mean really. 

But then again, it's all very much worth it. *wink wink*

We then headed to our crib for the night, Apo Idon Beach Hotel still in Pagudpud:

The pool was still under construction last year when we went there.

I love the bed! Very Mediterranean!

After moon-bathing (since we can't swim that far; the wave was too strong and there are no lights around the shore), we spent some time relaxing at the beach front. Haaay. Nakaka-miss!

And that ends Day 2 of our Ilocandia Adventure!☺

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