Where to go this Holy Week? Last year we spent Holy Week in Ilocos and Bulacan particularly 8 Waves in Bulacan. We also thought of going to Bicol. After hours of thinking we decided Bulacan. When we were in Bulacan we decided to go to Ilocos first. By the way our nth time in Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte. We just stayed there for the whole day and travelled back to Bulacan. We enjoyed our day in Bulacan and we celebrated my mother’s 75th birthday in 8 Waves.
So this time, I’m not sure where will our family spend Holy week. I hope we will go to Ilocos or Baguio once again even it is our nth time, it’s just nice going back to places like Ilocos and Baguio once every year. Holy week is next week already but we don’t have planned yet. Well, it is normal in our family to decide one day before. Sometimes, those activities haven’t planned happened. Okay, if we will visit a place or places this Holy Week I will share it here. It is nice to bond with your family on this time but we should not forget what Lenten season really mean. Be safe everyone!
I was browsing old photos earlier because I will make another photo album and saw my pictures outside City Hall of Laoag City. Last time I shared some of our photos in Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte and Laoag City is ahead if you’re going to Norte.
The City of Laoag is a first class city in the province of Ilocos Norte. It is the capital of the latter. Laoag is the province’s political, commercial, and industrial center.
Anyway, we didn’t stay in Laoag City we just stayed for minutes and had picture-taking only. It’s already month of April but it looks like Christmas especially in front of their city hall. It’s full of lights like this tree that changes color from time to time.
And this one huge floral clock located outside the city hall of Laoag. This one is working, so its really cool and beautiful.
Summer is over here in the Philippines. Next week is the start of school-year 2013-2014. Time flies, I didn’t enjoy the summer because most of the times were just staying at home. The only place we enjoyed last April was Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte. Well, money is also one of the dilemmas so next time I should be prepared. Need to save money as of now for next year summer. Hmm, I think I’m being exaggerated, lol. Anyhow, what if 1890 silver dollar do you think I’m too exaggerated saving this one. I think not so will read more about this thing.
Another late post. One of the tourist spots in Vigan, Ilocos Sur is Baluarte. Governor Chavit Singson owned the place; he loves nature and shows passion for animals so the place has large numbers of domestic animals like monkeys, chickens, large lizards and rare bird species. Also other animals like tiger, horses, deers, and so on. Visitors in Baluarte can enjoy the place and all the facilities because it’s open to the public and no entrance fee. You will give donation if you want to take photos together with the animals.
The family went there last Holy Week. It’s not our first time to visit the place but we enjoyed our tour this time because we came early unlike before. The last time we went there, we arrived late in the afternoon so we saw few animals. Now, we encountered the animals very close. Though I didn’t explore the whole place because it’s very hot the day. Here are some of our photos in Baluarte.