Travel Diary: Vigan

There is so much to love about Vigan, and I feel so lucky to have spent the day exploring this gorgeous city with my family. What sets it apart from all the other places to visit in the Philippines is that it is one of the few Hispanic towns left in the country whose structures have remained intact. It is so well-preserved, it feels like I went back in time–what an amazing place to explore!

From the cobblestone streets to the unique architecture that fuses Philippine building designs and construction and colonial European architecture, Vigan has to be on your bucket list (if it isn’t yet). It was recently recognized for as one of the New 7 Wonder Cities in the World together with Beirut, Doha, Durban, Havana, Kuala Lumpur and La Paz and it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Apart from the amazing food and warm hospitality, the city is picture-perfect. We truly had a wonderful time exploring this place.

You must be wondering why we only spent one day here. Well, the reason is because we took a cruise ship going there! We went aboard the Superstar Virgo from Manila and went on a six-day-five-night voyage that docked in Manila, and traveled to the port of Currimao in Laoag (where Vigan is located); Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Hong Kong and back to Manila. Ill be doing another post about our cruising experience soon. In the meantime, here are my favorite photos from our first stop: VIGAN.

 

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6 thoughts on “Travel Diary: Vigan

  1. […] When you think of Taiwan, Kaohsiung is usually not the first city that comes to mind, unless you’re actually from there. Vacationers plan trips to Taipei first, then maybe on their second or third trip, they will venture out and explore the rest of Taiwan. To be honest, I have not heard about Kaohsiung prior to our trip and if it weren’t included in the itinerary of our cruise I don’t think I would see it at this time. Of course, you already know that we went on a cruise (I might have overshared on Instagram)–we went on a six-day-five-night voyage onboard the Superstar Virgo that reached Laoag, Kaohsiung, and Hong Kong. You can read about the first leg of our trip, which was Vigan, HERE. […]

  2. Nice feature on Vigan Ms. Kelly! It’s like you stepped back in time right? People in Vigan are so lucky that they get to see it everyday. You write beautifully by the way =)

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