I made it again to Vigan, as well as other parts of the Ilocos provinces, almost at the same period I was there in 2012, without really intending to! I was supposed to go there last month, but due to Typhoon Lando I had to move the trip even if my bags were already packed and my hotel accommodation and the bus ticket were booked. Going to Vigan in November, it turned out, was better than that October weekend. The weather was pretty good and there were not so many people when I was there recently.
It was a very fulfilling and a very enjoyable, laid-back kind of trip. Aside from revisiting one of my favorite places in the country, it reconnected me with something I really love doing but had neglected in years – traveling, the way I like it.
I love exploring and discovering places armed with a paper guide-book, maps, information I gleaned online, and from helpful people I met while traveling. I started to realize how I really missed this kind of thing when I went to Negros Occidental in September and explored the places in my bucket list by bus, by tricycle, by taxi, by foot, and by jeepney, armed with a map, a guide-book and by asking a local friend for information. As soon as I returned home after that trip, I planned this trip to Vigan with my friends who would like to go there as well. Suffice it to say that, I am truly bitten by the travel bug again!
Traveling to Ilocos Sur and Norte cleared the head, as well, as I was in some sort of crossroads in my life! I now know what I would like to do next, among other things! I would like to travel more and write about those travels in this blog, and of course, continue writing fiction/fan fiction, as well as other interesting stuffs for you guys.
My blog entries on my travels to Negros Occidental and the two Ilocos provinces, coming up after I finish the updates of my current stories. I hope you will like those posts as well!
Now with batteries recharged and with spirit renewed, I better buckle down and start writing! 🙂
Cheers and good vibes!
❤ Antigone ❤
#1 by MsBunBun on November 24, 2015 - 7:09 AM
Great place to visit, this will be part of my bucket list. Thanks Ms A.
#2 by Alpha on November 22, 2015 - 10:24 AM
Hello Antigone. Glad to know you’ve recharged & reflected. We’ve once been on those places shown above but had never thought of going back. Not because we don’t like it, but just because napuntahan na namin. Pero ngayon iniisip ko, bakit nga ba hindi bumalik ulit at sariwain ang alaalang dala ng nakaraan.😀
#3 by sophipet on November 20, 2015 - 1:06 AM
Thank you for sharing Ms. A! Hope i can go there too as those are the places i have always want to visit. Always looking forward to your next post! Glad you had fun and were able to recharge! 😊
#4 by chuwie966 on November 19, 2015 - 11:42 PM
Love the picture Ms A BTW were heading that direction next year when we go home in May I can’t hardly wait showed the picture to my husband and his also excited ……..hope you enjoy your trip up north looking forward for more updates from your stories !!!!!
#5 by Antigone on November 20, 2015 - 12:15 AM
Glad to know, Chuwie. There are so many beautiful places there. Thank you and I will try to put some info and more pictures in my travel entries. I’m working on the updates to my current stories, as well as finishing the first chapter of another story I am working on, on the side.
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#6 by batiboj on November 19, 2015 - 10:12 PM
Thank you for the share I’ll have the feeling that I’ve traveled to those beautiful places too.
#7 by Antigone on November 20, 2015 - 12:13 AM
Thanks also batiboj for the support! 🙂
#8 by Marian Navarro Yip on November 19, 2015 - 10:06 PM
Wow A, thank you for sharing your wonderful adventures. Nagraround the Pinas ka na ha…..laging ingat sa trips mo and sa health. Hwag masyadong magpakapagod………enjoy! Cheers!
#9 by Antigone on November 20, 2015 - 12:12 AM
Thank you Marian, that’s my goal! 🙂 Pero marami pa rin akong hindi napupuntahan. Gusto kong balikan ang mga favorite place ko dati like Sagada and discover new ones.
#10 by palomarescora on November 19, 2015 - 8:37 PM
nice to read you had a wonderful trip.
#11 by Antigone on November 20, 2015 - 12:11 AM
Thank you! 🙂
#12 by kcrica on November 19, 2015 - 8:23 PM
Ilocos Sur is my province, but I haven’t seen all the beautiful places. Only in pictures. Glad that you will feature it here in your blog Ms. A.
#13 by Antigone on November 20, 2015 - 12:10 AM
So many beautiful parts of Ilocos kcrica! I have only managed to explore a bit. But it means, may babalik-balikan pa ako. 🙂
#14 by anne on November 19, 2015 - 7:58 PM
wow, i hope someday maka punta din ako dyan hehehe. glad that naka pag recharge ka muli Ms. A, and here as always waiting for your update 🌻🌻🌻
#15 by Antigone on November 20, 2015 - 12:07 AM
Thanks sis anne. Plan na the trip. Kaya iyan. Me, one place at a time. Parang baby steps lang sa Love Happens!
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#16 by anne on November 22, 2015 - 12:29 PM
thanks sis, sana one of these days 😊