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    Hello Ilocos (Part 2)

    Day 2 – Laoag We woke up early and had breakfast before we started our second day tour. Our first stop was the Bangui Wind Farm in Bangui, Ilocos Norte. I was so excited to see these things up close. I thought these were only found in other countries, but it was a good thing that we had them here in the Philippines. These were built in order to have an alternative source of  renewable energy for the region. The wind mills were built on a shoreline off Bangui Bay. All 20 of them are formed a line. I was really awestruck to see these structures.  There were also lots…

  • Places & Experiences

    Hello Ilocos! (Part 1)

    Ilocos had been included in my “must-travel” list. It is located in the northern part of Luzon. It can be reached either by plane, bus or self driven car. If via air travel, it could take about an hour from Manila. If by land, it could take 9-10 hours, without traffic. A group tour via land travel is one inexpensive way to explore Ilocos. We picked Esquieres Travel and Tours to arrange our 3D/2N tour in Ilocos. The package tour included : – 2 nights accommodation in North Ridge Resort (with daily breakfast) – round trip transfer from Manila to Ilocos and vice versa – entrance fees on some sites –…

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