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Take me back in time: Vigan Photo Diary (repost)

Originally posted: NOVEMBER 05, 2013


Going to Vigan has always been my dream! But now it is no longer a dream, but a reality. If you’re wondering why Vigan? Well, I always fancy vintage, something old and valuable. I see to it  when I visit every place, I venture to its iconic historical landmarks. 

Vigan – It’s a lifelong dream venturing in the walls of this place. I’m mesmerized and amazed of how beautiful this place is. Walking in the street of Crisologo is as if I entered a different dimension or time traveled. It brought me back in the Spanish era.

Everything is picturesque! Even the old chipped bricks, vendors sitting beside their stores, horses taking a break on the side of the street or the vines crawling in the walls are all very instagramable.

I found a lot of antique shops in this place, it’s filled with old furniture, jars, statues, old books, letters, and old postal stamps. I wanted to buy something, but I went out empty handed. Imagine the regret I felt afterwards… It’s heartbreaking!


A man driving a kalesa persuade my brother and I to ride his kalesa. We hesitated, but then agreed cos why not! And there were no regrets, he’s very knowledgeable, practically genius I must say, telling us stories about this and that building, houses, and establishments. Take note: with specific complete dates. I believe the people I met are the highlight of of my travels.


I don’t now how to end this post, i’m not good in conclusions either. But i’ll leave you with what Dr. Seuss said “Oh! the places you’ll go.”

Take me back in time: Vigan Photo Diary (repost)

Originally posted: NOVEMBER 05, 2013


Going to Vigan has always been my dream! But now it is no longer a dream, but a reality. If you’re wondering why Vigan? Well, I always fancy vintage, something old and valuable. I see to it  when I visit every place, I venture to its iconic historical landmarks. 

Vigan – It’s a lifelong dream venturing in the walls of this place. I’m mesmerized and amazed of how beautiful this place is. Walking in the street of Crisologo is as if I entered a different dimension or time traveled. It brought me back in the Spanish era.

Everything is picturesque! Even the old chipped bricks, vendors sitting beside their stores, horses taking a break on the side of the street or the vines crawling in the walls are all very instagramable.

I found a lot of antique shops in this place, it’s filled with old furniture, jars, statues, old books, letters, and old postal stamps. I wanted to buy something, but I went out empty handed. Imagine the regret I felt afterwards… It’s heartbreaking!


A man driving a kalesa persuade my brother and I to ride his kalesa. We hesitated, but then agreed cos why not! And there were no regrets, he’s very knowledgeable, practically genius I must say, telling us stories about this and that building, houses, and establishments. Take note: with specific complete dates. I believe the people I met are the highlight of of my travels.


I don’t now how to end this post, i’m not good in conclusions either. But i’ll leave you with what Dr. Seuss said “Oh! the places you’ll go.”

Conquering Sanchez Peak!


3 days after the hubby and I arrived from SG, my cousins had this crazy idea of going to Sanchez Peak, which is the highest peak where you can see the whole city of GenSan and Polomolok from above!

     


Believe me, we went through hell before we reached the top! The road going there was rocky and the rocks were slippery cos it’s limestones. I even fell of twice from Ali’s motorcycle! My cousin who’s a girl, brought her motorcycle too, and she slipped from the motorcycle… Oh I can’t even count how many times. But i’m so proud of her for she was strong enough to take the risk. It’s the most unusual and unique birthday party she ever had! The trail going up was really scary too! It’s narrow, slippery, and when you’re goin to look down it’s as if you’re gonna fall from the cliff. One mistake and we’re gonna fall and say bye bye to this crazy wonderful life. And no, I’m not exaggerating. For someone who’s afraid of heights, man I was glad that I survived!




But upon reaching the peak, it was really rewarding! What we went through paid off. GenSan and Polomolok was such a beauty from above! But I think it would be better at night cos of the city lights. I really admired the beauty and simplicity of greenery mountains. I wanted to sing and dance like in the movie Sound of Music! It’s also a bit windy up there and cold. If I could only build a cabin and stay there forever!

A good company and food made it even amazing! After a quick nap, it’s time to go home… And face the dreadful trail. And again we survived! Alhamdulillah!
Upon reaching a sari-sari store in Brgy. Conel, a man told us that it’s impossible to reach Sanchez Peak with motorcycles, hikers usually leave their bikes and just walk to reach the peak! Uh blame my cousin who insisted to take our motorcycles! Haha. Anyway, we’re just thankful enough to experience how to be afraid and taking risks at the same time.
Thank Allah I watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty that I became more of a risk taker!

Things I’ve learned from this crazy adventure:

    • Face the uncertainty of the future or the path that you’re going to walk. 
    • As the quote say: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” 
    • Have the courage to take the risk and don’t be afraid to experience the sense of adventure. 
    • Be adventurous at least once in your life. 
    • Appreciate what Mother Nature gave us, and do our best to preserve it. 
    “To see the world, things dangerous to come to, 
    to see behind walls, draw closer, 
    to find each other, and to feel. 
    That is the purpose of life.”

    PS: The adventure happened last year, May 7, 2014. I unearthed it from my tumblr because some posts were unsuccessfully transfered. Looking back, it made me sad for it was the last adventure we had with our cousin before he passed away this April. This is a memory that I will surely treasure forever.