I arrived here at Laoag City via the Philippine Airlines yesterday, July 27, 2009 at around 6:40PM from Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 in Pasay City, Metro Manila for an official business with an agency here in this City. It was a bit raining in Metro Manila when I left, and was a fair weather here in Laoag City when I arrived.
Then I asked for an assistance from the Philippine Tourism Authority help desk at the airport to help me find a place to stay until Wednesday night. The lady assisted me and I decided to stay at the Palazzo de Laoag Hotel along A. Paterno street here in Laoag City. We passed by the bridge, which is the sole connection from airport to the town proper. The bridge is shown below:
The next day, after having done my work, I rested for a bit and then when I woke up at around 5PM, I decided to have a stroll at the city proper. From the hotel where I was staying, I took a tricycle (one of the common transport modes here in the city), and took me to the Provincial Capitol of the Ilocos Norte province.
From the provincial capitol edifice, I walked to nearby places and took some shots. Here they are:
I observed something when I was looking at places while strolling at the city proper, something like I saw in Baguio. Laoag City and Baguio City has this similarity – not the cold weather since Laoag is somewhat hot. The streets in Laoag are neat and clean, even those eskinitas! This is one thing I saw in Baguio City and Laoag City. Here are the evidences:
There. See? These streets are clean! so neat. I will till try to take photos of the common streets here, even those with sidewalk vendors. But you know what really made my day? Guess what => Lots of las calesas con los caballos!! Wahh! I like watching calesas really. I took several shots of these colorful mode of transport around the city proper. See these pictures below:
Laoag City, though not yet modern, really amazes me. I will still have more shots of this lovely City. Have a great day ahead.