The Simpler Traveler

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Current Rank: 98 (Travel & Leisure)
Site Description: Travel within the Philippines. Also featured trips around and outside the country
Date Joined: Nov 23, 2012

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Amazing Burgos: Discover & Have Fun @ Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
on Apr 11, 2013 in North Luzon The White Gem of Burgos, Ilocos Norte It was a long tour ahead but it never stops me discovering great things here in Ilocos Norte. Solo travels taught me on how to interact with people and at the same time discovering places and share them to eve...

Enchanting Bangui: Chasing the Windmills!
on Apr 5, 2013 in North Luzon Off to the Windmills! :) It was hot Sunday afternoon and Kuya Rey drove his tricycle after our lunch break at KangKang Windmill Cafe. Travel time was only 10 minutes and we headed to the main attraction of Bangui, The Windmills. Kuya Rey suggested...

Bus Travel From Laoag City to Bangui, Ilocos Norte
on Mar 31, 2013 in North Luzon Way up north! 575 kilometers north of Manila One of my plan of going to Ilocos Norte is to visit its northern part. It was my second visit to this province and my first travel to this place by myself makes me more excited to explore the beauty of...

Enchanting Bangui: Lunch Time @ KangKang Windmill Cafe
on Mar 31, 2013 in North Luzon Homemade KangKang Coffee After spending almost two hour bus ride from Laoag City, I finally reached Bangui, Ilocos Norte. More information about my travel via bus here. I immediately noticed Bangui due to the windmills. It was very attractive and...

A Short & Interesting Visit to Sarrat, Ilocos Norte
on Mar 23, 2013 in North Luzon Sta. Monica Church I supposed to have my trip north of Laoag City and visit the famous Bangui Windmills and Pagudpud until one staff member of the hotel suggested to have a side trip to Sarrat. I didn't know that former President Ferdinand Marcos'...

My Ilocano Fusion Dinner at Saramsam Ylocano Restaurant, Laoag City
on Mar 22, 2013 in North Luzon Traditional meets Fusion Ilocano Meal! When it comes to food trip, I am very excited. In Laoag City, many restaurants served from any variations:  traditional Ilocano dishes, local and international cuisines and many more. One restaurant se...

Enriching Batac City: More Than Just Empanada
on Mar 14, 2013 in North Luzon Batac Empanada: Simply the Best! After I skipped Batac City enroute to Paoay, I went back to this city for an intended stop over. It was supposed to be a short trip to the newest city of Ilocos Norte. But it went fruitful because of the wonderful...

Astonishing Paoay Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
on Mar 8, 2013 in North Luzon Paoay Church, UNESCO World Heritage Site Heavy rain poured on my first travel day in Ilocos Norte, but it did not stopped me in exploring the beauty of the province. After I spent walking along Laoag City capitol area, I rode a jeepney to my next d...

Captivating Laoag: Visiting The Cathedral & The Sinking Bell Tower
on Mar 2, 2013 in North Luzon The Sinking Bell Tower And the journey of my walking around Laoag City continued as to my likeness. I headed back to the City Hall and headed below the Gilbert Bridge, which by the way the third longest bridge in the Philippines. I went to the so-c...

Captivating Laoag: Strolling Time @ Laoag City Capitol Area
on Mar 1, 2013 in North Luzon Ilocos Norte Provincial Capitol After taking my quick lunch at Macy's Diner, I took my first stroll at Laoag City. The city is called Sunshine City and it was seen across the city proper. It is the capital city of Ilocos Norte and one of the most...

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