Hello my dear readers,
My family headed out of town for the Holy Week break so we can take a breather from our hectic schedule. Of course, we have never forgotten the true essence of Holy Week. We were able to spend quiet moments, certainly. I am thankful every year that my family and I get to spend meaningful time together during the Holy Week.
Here are some snippets of our trip that you may consider too when going Up “North”.
I was astonished seeing this 30-ft statue of the Risen Christ in Monestario de Tarlac (The Rio de Janeiro of the Philippines) overlooking the town of San Jose.
Monestario de Tarlac
Parokya ni San Jose Maria Escriva, Gerona Tarlac
May you seek Christ + May you find Christ + May you love Christ. We moved ahead our Stations of the Cross at the Parokya ni Sn JoseMaria Escriva in Gerona, Tarlac
Stations of the Cross completed at Our Lady of Manaoag, Pangasinan. We’re blessed that we arrived in time for the Washing of the Feet and the Procession of the Blessed Sacrament on the Maundy Thursday Mass.
We visited the Chapel at the Baluarte on a Good Friday.
Who says ain’t nothing in this world for free? This “tiburin”, a small horse drawn carriage can tour you around Baluarte for 10-15 minutes for free.
“HHWW” – Holding Hands While Walking @ Calle Crisologo (major attraction of Vigan because of the Spanish houses were the rich people lived during the Spanish era).
Had our lunch here, located along Calle Crisologo.
Bell Tower is about 15 minutes Kalesa ride from Calle Crisologo
Oh my Love, my Darling…. at Pagburnaya Pottery. Tourists can also experience pottery making with their bare hands for free. Open daily from 9AM to 4PM.
At the Marcos Museum. Visiting historical sites is one of the ways to learn history.
Paoay Sand Dunes. Home of Panday Movies. Never miss the exhilarating 4×4 ride along the rolling hills.
Sand board till sunset. No fear! Athletically inclined just like his Dad.
Had lunch at this Cafe, a conveniently walk away from Paoay Church. Food was decent, service was good. A cozy place to dine-in.
Oh so white! The Kapurpurawan Rock Formation located in Burgos, Ilocos Norte. A must see destination
Bangui Wndmill. A wind farm in Bangui, Ilocos Norte. More FAN in the Phils (Lol!)
Pagudpud at night! Get amazed by its blue sky and sea.