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A Peek at Fort Ilocandia Resort and Casino by Solitary Dolphin on Apr 15, 2013Fort Ilocandia bills itself as the only 5-star resort hotel in the northern Philippines. Sand dunes, a pine forest, black-sand beach, and buildings made of red bricks make this complex unique. It's also quiet a...



The Sta. Monica Church and Tree Hugging by BlauEarth on Apr 13, 2013Took the cue from the imposing ancient tree inside the Sta Monica Church Complex. Not a crazy idea. Hug a tree whenever you feel the need to revitalize. It's a prescription from my masseuse, Judy. Of course do it the right way, facing the tree:) A...



Ilocos Norte Qick Day Tour 3: Windmills, a Church, and Restaurant Options by Solitary Dolphin on Apr 12, 2013In related posts I wrote about visits to a dragon fruit plantation, the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, and the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation. This is my last post for the series. It was beginning to get dark, but we still have time to visit the Bang...



Boozed by Lex Mobile Bar by BlauEarth on Apr 12, 2013I hardly make the party scene, but I surmise the Batac-based Lex Mobile Bar that fueled friend Stephanie's graduation bash is going to lure Ilocos' partyphiles. The completely haulable full-service bar is sure to spice up any function with fetching p...



LAOAG CITY | The Old World Charm of Fort Ilocandia by Lakad Pilipinas on Apr 11, 2013A bronze sculpture of a saddled Spanish conquistador brandishing a pointed spear stared at us as we alighted from our bus. We’ve just evaded the usual 10-hour land trip from Manila to Ilocos Norte, thanks to SEAIR’s newest flight route to Laoag C...



SEAIR Now Flies to Laoag by Mas Paborito on Apr 11, 2013  SEAIR gives us a great reason to go north this summer! Southeast Asian Airlines, Inc. (SEAIR) now flies to Laoag City, the capital of Ilocos Norte. On April 4, 2013, SEAIR had its inaugural... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...



Ilocos Norte Quick Day Tour 2: the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation by Solitary Dolphin on Apr 10, 2013In my earlier post, I wrote about our visit to a dragon fruit plantation and the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse. Renting a van made this lightning visit very convenient, and having a knowledgeable driver navigate us through the old (the lighthouse) and the...



PAOAY | Riding the Sand Dunes of Paoay by Lakad Pilipinas on Apr 9, 2013My worn trek shoes slid through the shifting sand as I navigated a hill. The sun looked like a golden disc, silently and poetically hovering above the hardy trees of Paoay’s arid sand dunes. I kept my pace, battling the loose dunes for that spot on...



Laoag, Paoay and Batac in a Day by Layover to Life on Apr 8, 2013After having lunch at Johnny Moon Café, my friend and I squeezed ourselves and our backpacks into the small tricycle we had hired for this leg’s tour. The tour (PHP800) [...]...



EN ROUTE | Manila to Laoag by Lakad Pilipinas on Apr 7, 2013Recently SEAIR (South East Asian Airlines) announced that they would be opening a new route to the north of the Philippines. The said route would ply the Manila to Laoag airways and would finally open up the Ilocos Region to an alternative travel sch...