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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Shimizu Island in El Nido Palawan


No island hoping is ever complete without snorkeling and enjoying the marine sanctuary El Nido has to offer. And there is no other place to be than doing it at Shimizu Island.

Shimizu is part of Tour A and it is one of the popular activities in El Nido, Palawan. It is also a perfect chill spot if you wish to stay longer at the beach line. Most of the time, you will spend your sumptuous lunch here with the delicious foods prepared by your guide.


Shimizu Island will remind you of the movie “The Beach” by Leonardo Di Caprio only that it is located here in the Philippines and it has a shorted beach line. Add to that, the island is smaller. But the fine white sands, turquoise to deep blue sea, high limestone rocks with lush foliage and the vast marine life is truly world class. While snorkeling, you can feed the fish and try to identify the different fishes you can see. Add to that, it a perfect spot for picture taking whether for portrait or landscape purposes.

Saturday, September 17, 2016 by pinoytravelpod · 0

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Don't Miss This Ilocano Foods When You Visit Ilocos

What are your favorite Ilocano cuisine? Ilocanos are known for best vegetable dishes like dinengdeng and pinakbet but there are also other delicous Ilocano foods that will surely captivate your heart.

Bagnet

A crispy looking meat. Super tasty and mouth watering. Some variations of this are tender and some cooked it very crunchy like chicharon. I like the original version - crunchy skin and tender inside. Try this one, very recommended.


Poque-Poque Pizza

Pizza is one of my favorite but I was shocked when I heard their pizza has pinakbet, longanisa and poque poque(what's that) flavor. I mean seriously? I can't imagine eating pizza with bagoong as sauce.

And then we decided to try. We dine at Saramsam Restaurant. The waitress said, poque poque is the best seller pizza. So we tried one.

Poque Poque Pizza

And the taste..tada! Amazingly delicious! The sauce is bagoong and it tasted good and itblend on the taste of the pizza toppings. Thumps up! I also recommend this one.

Pinakbet Pizza

We also tried Pinakbet pizza, I also cannot believe that it taste very well. It's delicious too! There are other variations like Pizza Longanisa, Pizza Bagnet, but we cannot consume all of those. :D Next time, for sure I will come back.

Pinakbet Pizza

Dinakdakan

This one is a must  try too. It's ingredients mostly are mascara ( pig's face), liver and some include pig's brain. Yummy or yucky? Yucky if you think all of those parts over and over but I can assure you that it is very yummy!


Dinegdeng

A vegetable recipe which will balance if you eat all of the above. A must try also.


Empanada

We bought empanada near Paoay Church. Orange colored and stuffed with egg and meat inside. Taste is okay. 5 out of 10. :D


Dragon Fruit Ice Cream

The best ice cream! You can find this creamy dragon fruit ice cream at Saramsam Restaurant. For sure other restaurants are selling this also. A must try, very creamy, very dragon fruity :D


Longganisang Iloko

Longganisa in Ilocos is very different to the usual longganisa. Stuffed with less pork fats and seasoned so well. Very tasty and not so oily.


Places to visit in Ilocos
Hidden Garden of Vigan City
Baluarte
Paoay Church, Bantay Church Bell Tower and Laoag Sinking Bell Tower
Burgos Museum, Marcos Museum, Crisiologo Museum, City Jail Art Museum and Juan Luna Shrine
Pagburnayan Jar Making
Malacañang of the North
The Heritage Village
Calle Crisologo
Patapat Bridge
Bantay Abot Cave
Bangui Windmills
Hannah's Beach Resort
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Suba Paoay Sand Dunes

Tour Ylocos Travel Agency
Brgy. 1 unit 14 que Sagisi Building, Bacarra, Philippines
0919 326 3000
0932 881 2061

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 by pinoytravelpod · 0

Friday, January 29, 2016

Be prepared to Get Dirty on Suba Paoay Sand Dunes

Sandboarding! Finally, the awaited event before our day 2 tour ends. We consumed our afternoon time in Suba Paoay Sand Dunes doing 4x4 adventure and sandboarding.

ATV rides are also available but I recommend 4x4 ride because it is more adventure. Promise, you'll never forget your 4x4 experience here.

Photo taken after battling on the bumpy road

4x4 Adventure is more expensive than ATV but it offers longer ride and free unlimited sandboarding. We were 5 on the group and started by riding at the back of the 4x4 wheeler and enjoy the superb bumpy ride.

Sahara dssert..mehehe

Sands..sands..sands everywhere, it looks like a deserted in Middle East.

Photoshoot..sand and beach and 4x4 wheeler

Here is the base for sandboarding. Get ready to eat sand! I mean be prepared to get dirty nyahaha.. Unlimited sandboarding, you can do all you want, sitting, standing on board but of course with precaution.

Sandboarders all the way down

Remember, don't push yourself, if you can't do it, don't do it, this activity might cause you injury. as beginner, try the sitting position. 

Done 4x4 and we are about to do sandboarding

On our way back to main base


With my travel buddy

With my newly meet friends

Sunset...

Places to visit in Ilocos
Hidden Garden of Vigan City
Baluarte
Paoay Church, Bantay Church Bell Tower and Laoag Sinking Bell Tower
Burgos Museum, Marcos Museum, Crisiologo Museum, City Jail Art Museum and Juan Luna Shrine
Pagburnayan Jar Making
Malacañang of the North
The Heritage Village
Calle Crisologo
Patapat Bridge
Bantay Abot Cave
Bangui Windmills
Hannah's Beach Resort
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Suba Paoay Sand Dunes

Tour Ylocos Travel Agency
Brgy. 1 unit 14 que Sagisi Building, Bacarra, Philippines
0919 326 3000
0932 881 2061

tour.ylocos@facebook.com
tour_ilocos@yahoo.com

https://twitter.com/tourilocos
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Friday, January 29, 2016 by pinoytravelpod · 0

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

One of the most awaited tourist attraction listed on our itinerary was the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation. Those rock formation are 100% natural caused by strong wind.


When you touch and wipe the surface of the rocks, you'll noticed that some sand falls out. It is not the typical rock type I have on mind when I see those formations. According to the guide, those are really sands and were formed by the strong wind. The wonders of nature as we speak.


Those smooth surface of the rocks were formed by strong wind. They are really awesome.



We also enjoy horse back riding. It's a worth ride from base up to the last formation of Kapurpurawan and going back to base. The tour/horse guide was also nice to take photo shoots all the way.


Places to visit in Ilocos
Hidden Garden of Vigan City
Baluarte
Paoay Church, Bantay Church Bell Tower and Laoag Sinking Bell Tower
Burgos Museum, Marcos Museum, Crisiologo Museum, City Jail Art Museum and Juan Luna Shrine
Pagburnayan Jar Making
Malacañang of the North
The Heritage Village
Calle Crisologo
Patapat Bridge
Bantay Abot Cave
Bangui Windmills
Hannah's Beach Resort
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Suba Paoay Sand Dunes

Tour Ylocos Travel Agency
Brgy. 1 unit 14 que Sagisi Building, Bacarra, Philippines
0919 326 3000
0932 881 2061

tour.ylocos@facebook.com
tour_ilocos@yahoo.com

https://twitter.com/tourilocos
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Thursday, January 14, 2016 by pinoytravelpod · 0

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Bangui Windmills, Pagudpud Ilocos Norte

The famous Pagudpud road signage. We stop over here and took some photos. We are entering Pagudpud to witness Bangui Windmills and Kapurpurawan Rock Formation.


Pagudpud's power source, the Bangui Windmills. They are more captivating on a closer look as you can see how big each windmill is. These windmills are storm proof, awesome!

Bangui Windmills

Due to strong wind, the waves are also strong. Cannot enjoy swimming. There are old news of unfortunate person who was drowned. So be very careful taking photos with huge waves as background, waves might caught you.



A close look of windmills


Places to visit in Ilocos
Hidden Garden of Vigan City
Baluarte
Paoay Church, Bantay Church Bell Tower and Laoag Sinking Bell Tower
Burgos Museum, Marcos Museum, Crisiologo Museum, City Jail Art Museum and Juan Luna Shrine
Pagburnayan Jar Making
Malacañang of the North
The Heritage Village
Calle Crisologo
Patapat Bridge
Bantay Abot Cave
Bangui Windmills
Hannah's Beach Resort
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Suba Paoay Sand Dunes

Tour Ylocos Travel Agency
Brgy. 1 unit 14 que Sagisi Building, Bacarra, Philippines
0919 326 3000
0932 881 2061

tour.ylocos@facebook.com
tour_ilocos@yahoo.com

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by pinoytravelpod · 0

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Hannah's Beach Resort Pagudpud Ilocos Norte

Down that curvy high mountain lies a wonderful beach with a curving shoreline. You can find numerous beach resorts in here.


Our tour guide recommend Hannah's Beach Resort. We have our lunch here. Affordable choices of food and they will cook it for you as you order.

A nice view of curved shorline

Colorful small cottages



Places to visit in Ilocos
Hidden Garden of Vigan City
Baluarte
Paoay Church, Bantay Church Bell Tower and Laoag Sinking Bell Tower
Burgos Museum, Marcos Museum, Crisiologo Museum, City Jail Art Museum and Juan Luna Shrine
Pagburnayan Jar Making
Malacañang of the North
The Heritage Village
Calle Crisologo
Patapat Bridge
Bantay Abot Cave
Bangui Windmills
Hannah's Beach Resort
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Suba Paoay Sand Dunes

Tour Ylocos Travel Agency
Brgy. 1 unit 14 que Sagisi Building, Bacarra, Philippines
0919 326 3000
0932 881 2061

tour.ylocos@facebook.com
tour_ilocos@yahoo.com

https://twitter.com/tourilocos
https://www.facebook.com/tour.ylocos/

Sunday, December 6, 2015 by pinoytravelpod · 0

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Patapat Bridge and Bantay Abot Cave in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

Bantay Abot Cave

A cave down the road called Bantay Abot Cave. Actually it's really a cave. According to our guide, long time ago that was a hill and due to earthquake, the hill fell down and left a hole in the middle. Passing through that hole, you'll see a strong waves hitting the large form of rocks on top.





A view from the high rock is a shallow ocean with waves rushing on bottom rocks. Not a good place to swim due to strong wind, waves and rocks.



A great view of mountains for the hole

Patapat Bridge

Patapat Bridge is a long winding bridge on the bottom of the mountain. a nice curvy view of mountains above the ocean below.


Places to visit in Ilocos
Hidden Garden of Vigan City
Baluarte
Paoay Church, Bantay Church Bell Tower and Laoag Sinking Bell Tower
Burgos Museum, Marcos Museum, Crisiologo Museum, City Jail Art Museum and Juan Luna Shrine
Pagburnayan Jar Making
Malacañang of the North
The Heritage Village
Calle Crisologo
Patapat Bridge
Bantay Abot Cave
Bangui Windmills
Hannah's Beach Resort
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Suba Paoay Sand Dunes

Tour Ylocos Travel Agency
Brgy. 1 unit 14 que Sagisi Building, Bacarra, Philippines
0919 326 3000
0932 881 2061

tour.ylocos@facebook.com
tour_ilocos@yahoo.com

https://twitter.com/tourilocos
https://www.facebook.com/tour.ylocos/

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 by pinoytravelpod · 0

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Heritage Village in Vigan City

The Heritage Village in Vigan City is a must see. As you can see, the architecture are all vintage. Made of wood, a look and feel that will bring you back to Rizal's time.

The most famous on Heritage Village is Calle Crisologo. The streets are bricks made, the lamp post on streets are also vintage. The benches and everything are all amazing. Going there, you'll feel like you are in Spain.

Calle Crisologo

I was amazed when I saw Greenwich, Max and other restaurants are all on vintage shape. Here you can see many kalesa. 


It is truly an amazing feeling being on that place. Great places and amazing people. 


As we stroll down on the Heritage Village, we saw some nice houses. Like this one, it was renovated into a little modern look but still they maintain the ancestral look. 


Another eye catching red building. It looks so nice.

A great experience riding on kalesa. Affordable price. Kuya is very kind, in fact all of Ilocano are very kind. 


We tried to dine in here and ordered longganisa. A must try Ilocano longganisa version. Taste very different than the usual longganisa. 


Foods like corn, bagnets, longganisa and many other delicacies can also be bought here as well as souvenirs. 


Places to visit in Ilocos
Hidden Garden of Vigan City
Baluarte
Paoay Church, Bantay Church Bell Tower and Laoag Sinking Bell Tower
Burgos Museum, Marcos Museum, Crisiologo Museum, City Jail Art Museum and Juan Luna Shrine
Pagburnayan Jar Making
Malacañang of the North
The Heritage Village
Calle Crisologo
Patapat Bridge
Bantay Abot Cave
Bangui Windmills
Hannah's Beach Resort
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Suba Paoay Sand Dunes

Tour Ylocos Travel Agency
Brgy. 1 unit 14 que Sagisi Building, Bacarra, Philippines
0919 326 3000
0932 881 2061

tour.ylocos@facebook.com
tour_ilocos@yahoo.com

https://twitter.com/tourilocos
https://www.facebook.com/tour.ylocos/

Sunday, November 8, 2015 by pinoytravelpod · 0

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