Is it Poque-poque, Utong (String Beans), or Kabatiti (Patola or luffa)?
Hehe, sounds green tsk...tsk...Coz for us Filipinos especially Manilenios, we know what these means right? But Ilocanos have shake their head form left to right kasi iba ang ibig sabihin nito sa kanila, it only means delicious FOOD!
First day was a FULL BLAST!
Vigan Part I- Baluarte Ni Chavit, Hidden Garden, Pagburnayan pottery,
Vigan Part II - Crisologo Museum, Heritage Village, Bantay Bell Tower,
Laoag Part I - Laoag Sand Dunes, Sand Bashing
We left Vigan with a heavy heart and with an empty stomach. ;(
|POQUE POQUE, which is actually similar to tortang talong dish, but with a twist. It is made with eggplant, stir fried with egg and other veggies.|
|Sinigang na Bangus|
As what I've said, kakaiba ang mga pagkaing Ilocano, kaya 'wag ka ng mabigla pag sinabihan kang, "ineng, patikim naman ng Poque poque mo." harharhar..
Note: This place easily gets uber-crowded during holiday and there ain't enough space for parking.
|Paoay Church is also known as San Agustin Church of Paoay.|
|Anu ba yan, may mga epal sa gilid... Ay, mga ate!!!|
We are very thankful sa mga drivers namin dahil hindi lang sila driver, tour guide na rin. Nagtanung tanong kami sa mga local people, and they very generous in giving directions.
So, HOLA FORT ILOCANDIA.
Fort Ilocandia is the only rated hotel in the Ilocos Norte Region. This was originally constructed by the Marcos Family for their daughter Irene's wedding reception. Oh, susyal!
Parang ang peg ng Hotel and Resorts na ito ay isang Mediterranean Classic Setting. Very commendable ang landscape. It has an extensive grounds and garden, I must say.
The hotel's lobby is bustling with local and international tourists. Although, we just had a short stay and despite the building is quite old already, you could still witness its grandest.
Before we went crazy to Sand Dunes, dito muna kami tumambay.
Sa Paoay Lake.
Paoay Lake is a freshwater system in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. It is located 3 kilometers away from the sea in Suba. The lake is composed of natural of fresh water, where over 300 crop farmers are provided with irrigation to supply water for their crops.
Kilala ang Paoay lake as fishing ground ng mga enthusiast. Pero the time that we were there, I never seen one. Or masyado lang kong stunned sa serenity nang lugar. Very peaceful and yet windy. Nakaka relax!