Ilocos – Vigan and Laoag

Ilocos – Vigan and Laoag

Ilocos province is located in the far northwest of the Philippines. The province consists of a wide coastal plain rising upwards towards the rugged mountains of the Cordillera Central. These form the backbone of Northern Luzon. The coastal area is intensively cultivated with rice, mango, peanut, maize and tobacco the main crops. The province has two cities, Laoag and Vigan. How to Get There. Bus. Buses are available 24 hours a day. Several bus companies, like Partas and Farinas,…

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Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

The impressive ruins of Rievaulx Abbey are the perfect choice if you want a day out immersed in history. I found the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful surroundings the perfect stimulus for an imagined trip back in time. The extensive site is home to some of the most complete of England’s abbey ruins. Walking around it’s easy to imagine what the Abbey must have looked like hundreds of years ago. The ruins include extensive remains of…

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Exploring the Philippines – Hundred Islands National Park

Exploring the Philippines – Hundred Islands National Park

Introduction. One of the main attractions in the Philippines, the Hundred Islands National Park is located just to the west of Lingayen Gulf in northwestern Luzon. A geological area of interest, the Park is the ideal location for a weekend away. The group of 124 islands (123 at high tide) is just off the coast of Lucap, close to the city of Alaminos. They are all small and made from coraline (coral & limestone). A…

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