Vigan oh lala! Seeing pictures while writing this blog during our trip to Vigan makes me want to drool! That sultry and juicy Vigan empanada while walking at Calle Crisologo- one of the best memories I had in locos.
Calle Crisologo at night. Just perfect!
From Laoag City, it took us almost 3 hours to reach Vigan (the bus kept on picking up passengers). You know its Vigan because you have to get inside a small village. The bus dropped us at their provincial Capitol.
With our Vigan map, we found our way to the Heritage Village. We still have to find a hotel to stay. Hungry and badly needing a hotel to stay, we went to every hotel in the heritage village yet most were occupied and prices were not within our budget. Just in time when we almost lost our will to find an affordable hotel, a receptionist referred us to Green R Hotel located near but outside the heritage village. We took their queen budget room for only 750php. The hotel was a walking distance to the heritage village and near the Vigan market.
After settling in, we were ready for Vigan!
Very late diner at Cafe Uno.
Calle Crisologo at Night
The moment we’ve been waiting for- being able to walk down the cobblestone street of Calle Crisologo. The experience was so intense it’s incomparable to just seeing it in photos. We were all smiles knowing that this life long dream has finally come to reality.
Experiencing it at midnight was even more dramatic considering there are very few tourists and one can feel being in the middle of the Spanish colonial era.
One can ride calesas (50php/hour) to tour you around the heritage village.
Max’s Restaurant inside the heritage village.
Fastfood Restaurants inside the heritage village.
Vigan at night was more that we imagined! Thumbs up!