ILOCOS NORTE: PAOAY CHURCH

Our 6th stop for the trip was the town of Paoay in Ilocos Norte.  Another church! I told myself.  Every town we have passed had an old church -- at least one.  We have managed to visit two.  I've seen photos of the church of Paoay.  It's probably, the most famous of the old churches... Continue Reading →

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VIGAN: CALLE CRISOLOGO

Probably, the most recognizable place in Vigan (at least for first timers or those who love travel photos) would be Calle Crisologo.   Four blocks of cobblestone streets lined with heritage houses of the families of the Filipino-Chinese traders who rose to prominence during that time of vigorous trading in abel cloth, indigo, gold, tobacco and... Continue Reading →

ILOCOS NORTE: STA. MARIA CHURCH

I knew that Ilocos had a lot of old churches but had no idea where and what they were, except probably for Paoay Church. First stop of our tour was the town of Sta. Maria in Ilocos Sur.  We parked in the grounds of the town hall and walked towards the Iglesia de Nuesta Señora de... Continue Reading →

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