Sunday, 2 September 2012

Birthday Getaway Series (Vigan) Part 1

       3 weeks before my Birthday I decided to spend that special day a little bit different than usual. No parties, no inuman sessions etc. etc.. yeah you guessed it right, I decided to spend my birthday away from the comforts of our home. I found myself sleeping inside Florida sleeper bus heading towards Ilocos region.

Inside the Sleeper Bus
One of the bus ( Deluxe type)
 * reserve your ticket/s 2 days before your departure date.

We arrived at Bantay, Ilocos Sur around 6:00 in the morning, being too early to look around we headed towards  Hem Apartelle. (Our accomodation in Vigan). pasensya naman kung isa lang ang pic. he!he!he!. its near the heritage village so no need to ride a tricycle. (walking distance lang)

Inside the room


* Wi-fi
* LCD TV (cable)
* Aircon
* Private Comfort Room
* Tables and Chairs

Slept for 2 to 3 hours and filled our empty stomach to regained our strength to tour the heritage village.

1st stop

General Info:
Baluarte is 80 hectares of gently rolling terrains, hills and mountain sides, the structures of facilities and amenities, its phases of construction is in its best possible realistic and natural habitat for good and sound animal care.
Located along the western seaboard of Northern Luzon 408 kilometers north of Manila, bounded in the South by South China Sea, Baluarte has its breathtaking view of Vigan City. Baluarte is open to the public and admission is FREE. It is actually Governor Chavit's gift to the people of Vigan where residents are accorded free use of spaces for their livelihood programs. Click here for the website. 

inside the butterfly garden at baluarte
participants of the program

one of the empanada makers around baluarte

 Going to Baluarte is a ten minute drive from Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, from our hotel we took a tricycle ride which cost around 50 - 60 pesos.

Next destination,

We took another tricycle ride to Hidden garden, A very popular garden restaurant in barangay Bulala.

Since it was almost lunchtime we decided to order some popular dishes.

Hidden Garden's Halo-halo
Bagnet with matching kamatis at sibuyas

 To be Continued.........

Thanks for viewing.

1 comment:

  1. i like the butterfly shot. When we went there, super init. tagaktak talaga ang pawis namin sa Baluarte! hehehe