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Sitio Regta, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Travel on the large island of Luzon, in the Philippines, can be rough, to say the least, due to traffic-congested roads and road blocks, but if you can make your way to the farthest point north on the Philippine Archipelago you will be rewarded by...
Brgy. Pancian, Pagudpud 2919, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Upon the recommendation of a friend, I braved the 10 hour bus ride from Manila to Pagudpud, where I stayed at Pannzian Resort. Leave any hopes for cell service or wifi behind in Manila and come up here to get away from it all. I rented one of the...
Doña Josefa Llanes Escoda National Hwy, Laoag City, 2900 Ilocos Norte, Philippines
First night in Laoag, had the binangoongan rice, buttered prawns in sweet chili sauce with a red horse beer below zero degrees celsius for dinner. Very good, nice spot, cool breeze at night. A live band starts playing at 9 pm. Only negative is...
Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Rice paddies are abundant in almost every scenic area of Southeast Asia and the northern provinces of the Philippine Islands is no different. There are rice fields as far as the eye can see and the landscape is dominated by mountains, sea, palm...
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
A trip to Vigan City, Philippines is not complete without having an afternoon snack or as the Spanish would call "merienda" at the plaza. And the snack of choice? Definitely one or two (must save room for dinner) of these mouth watering empanadas....
#26 Quirino Blvd., Gen. Tinio, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
Philippines - Luzon - Vigan Villa Angela is like staying in a museum. Colonial house is full of old furniture and even Tom Cruise liked staying here (Cuarto del senor), when the movie Born on 4.th July was filmed in this part of Luzon.
Papetō'ai, French Polynesia
Popular with honeymooners and families alike, this large coastal property is located on Moorea, a quiet, lush island known for its beautiful mountain scenery and ample hiking opportunities. The hotel sits right on the lagoon and offers garden...
Boracay, Malay, Philippines
Even during the low season White Beach on Boracay Island is full on. Dance music blares out of clubs and bars. Restaurant hawkers shout out their daily deals in front of massive seafood buffets. Korean tour groups block the beach path and touts...
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