I had fun really the previous day since I already did what were supposed to be done on that day. I woke up very early today at my hotel and readied for the things to be finished, if there were. I sent a text message to my boss if there were still things to be done. He just told me to send the report. Nothing more. My friend here in Laoag told me that he would be fetching me from my hotel along P. Paterno street. Our first stop: BATAC CITY. My friend is from this place and he knows where he would be taking me. We headed straight ahead to Batac City, passing the Gilbert bridge.
We reached Batac in less than 45 minutes and headed to the ancestral homes of the Marcos here in Batac City. I took shots of the house, which were maintained by the caretaker. The shots are below:
There were vendors I saw at the side of the house. I took a look at it and they sell somewhat a strange delicacy. They call it tupig (but this kind of tupig is inside a bamboo shoot). A group of 3 bamboo shoots with tupig inside costs P100.00 or just roughly below $2.00. I bought 3 for pasalubong for awaiting friends at work and boardmates. Here are the pictures:
Some of the adjacent houses there (which still belong to the Marcoses) contain some of the memorabilia of the late President. However, it was already not allowed to take a shot of the “preserved body.” I went inside and took a look of the glass coffin. Then after 10 minutes, I went out and went inside some of the rooms that contain the things owned by the late President. Here are the shots:
PAOAY. After having visited the ancestral homes and museum which contains the preserved body of the late President, We headed right away to Paoay, which is also famous for the one called Paoay Church. The pictures below are the images I took on that site. Here they are:
Such a wonderful experience I had here in Ilocos Norte. The province is not that well-developed. But the scenes are breath-taking and the people here are hospitable and friendly. Without fear, I was able to stroll around places in the City proper in Laoag. You hear people speak a very unique language. Similarly with Baguio City, Laoag City has these clean streets, not to mention the ever colorful old mode of trasport, the calesa.
I shall never forget my adventure here in Ilocos Norte. I was only here for 3 days, and yet I have enjoyed much. I even memorized where to go, and what to ride in goinf places here. Until then, AGYAMANAK, ILOCOS NORTE!