January 30, 2011

Viva Vigan

History of Vigan


Juan de Salcedo, grandson of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, settled in Vigan in 1572 and renamed the area Villa Fernandina after his King’s son. He built Vigan patterned after his grandfather’s construction of Intramuros. In 1755, the seat of Nueva Segovia, the diocese of northern Luzon that was first established in Cagayan, was moved to Vigan. The cathedral was built in 1790 and 1800 and stood out among Vigan’s beautiful sights. Since then, the city was developed by the Chinese merchants and artisans who inherited the next aristocracy.

Things to do in Vigan:


Watch the ruins..



...and the still good structures.


Picture-picture with family...


...girlfriends, Zeny and Amy...(our names ends in 'Y')


...and the kids, too...


...not to forget, the MEN in our lives, who drove 10 hours to reach Vigan.


Ride the Kalesa


Shop for pasalubong...


Shop...


Shop still...


Shop, till you drop...



Popsicle eating, the Vigan way, is a refreshing treat for the little one especially

on a hot summer days



What not to do in Vigan: Urinate outside the restroom


(Nah, my man is just pretending, he likes making kulit pose)

You wouldn't miss Manila for Max's is just around the corner...


...and McDo...


Remember to laugh...






...and pray.





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