I went to the northern tip of the Philippines for a weekend in August 2015.*
Got to Vigan, Ilocos Sur just before sunrise. It was pitch black except for a Frank’s stall, where I grabbed a hotdog, and then had a second meal after walking around looking at the well preserved classical Filipino architecture. My second meal was a Filipino breakfast with Vigan longganisa. These are my some of favorite kinds of sausages, typical Filipino longganisa is sweet, but these are salty.
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Next stop was Bangui, Ilocos Norte. The famous windmills were situated on an empty stretch of beach. Aside from 5 stalls selling some souvenirs for tourists, there was nobody else for miles around.
Click here to view map of the route from Vigan to Bangui.
Afterwards, went even more north to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte and checked into Pannzian Beach Resort. It’s a cozy and affordable place with lots of good, healthy food.
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