Tuesday, 24 September 2013

(Day 4) Ilocos Sur: Vigan Hotel, Vigan's Fountain Display, Cafe Uno and Calle Crisologo

We arrived in Vigan at around 8:30 PM already and checked-in at Vigan Hotel. We stayed in an Ordinary Fan Room (double w/ common bath) and paid 595 PHP for a night. Personally, I love the Spanish ambiance of the hotel. Our room has two beds, a sink and a television. The hotel is only a couple of blocks away from Calle Crisologo.

Huge mirror in the living room


Antique furniture in the living room


Ordinary Fan Room (595 PHP)


Since it was late at night already, we decided to eat our dinner at local fast food restaurant located across Vigan Plaza. During that night, there was fountain display. We were more than amazed at what we saw.


Fountain display (with the music "Gentleman" in the background)

It was a lively night!


We love the way they played with colors!


After watching the fountain display, we went to a convenience store to buy some snacks and alcohol and went back to our hotel to have a drink and sleep. The next morning (day 4), we took a tricycle to Cafe Uno (Kusina Felicitas) which was already open at 8AM. The restaurant was actually near, but since it was raining, we decided to ride a tricycle.


Cafe Uno

Cafe Uno's Breakfast Menu

Our breakfast meal comes with a free coffee! 


JM's breakfast


My breakfast. Yum!


After our breakfast, we went to Calle Crisologo to buy some souvenirs. It's my second time to visit Calle Crisologo and the place never failed to impress me. I was broken-hearted when I first visited Calle Crisologo. It is such a romantic place that I realized, traveling alone in Vigan is not a good idea.


Calle Crisologo


Vigan is sweeter the second time around!


We had a budget of 1,000 each for souvenirs. I bought what my momma asked me to buy: Basi Wine, Bagnet, and Bibingka. I also bought some souvenirs for my officemates. One of the popular products in Vigan is tobacco which costs 5 PHP per stick.

Jm smokin' tobacco (5 PHP). Smoke at your own risk!


Basi Wine

Tobacco Pipe


For more information about Vigan Hotel, visit their website:
http://www.viganhotel.com/home.htm


Day 4: Budget (in PHP)
40- Tricycle from Bus Terminal to Vigan Hotel
595- Ordinary Fan Room (Vigan Hotel)
250- Dinner @ Jollibee
180- Snacks, water and alcohol
20- Tricycle to Cafe Uno
215- Breakfast @Cafe Uno (w/ one extra rice)
2,000- Souvenirs (1,00 each)
30- Tricycle to Partas Bus Terminal
1330 - Bus from Partas to Manila (665 each)
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TOTAL: 4,660 PHP



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