Nighttime is a hindrance to many travelers. Obviously, there’s a lot of good reasons for that. But with enough planning, you can still maximize your trip by spending the night somewhere you can continue having a good time and experience what that place has to offer. I’m not really referring to clubbing or partying but if that’s your thing, I’ll leave you to it. 😉
I thought Vigan City is a BETTER stopover for the night because it is safe, has cheap overnight rates, and has tourist spots available even past midnight. I was wrong.
It is THE BEST! The reason for that is its newest, MODERN tourist attraction – The Dancing Fountain. I have to say, Vigan really outdid itself
this time once again. Sure, it is is a World Heritage Site, or on a less fancier title, “a really old place”. (I meant that in a positive way, you know.. if I still need to explain myself..) But it doesn’t mean it can’t adapt to our modern way of living. In fact, it just showed everyone that there can be balance and harmony between two opposite things. I’m getting sentimental i’m almost in tears.. LOL!
I apologize, I’m really not in a sweet spot to show you just how amusing this Dancing Fountain is. I was just enjoying a quiet, slow stroll with Dhona alongside kalesas on the streets of Vigan when I saw an unusual number of people cramming themselves in Plaza Salcedo. At that time, I was thinking: “Boy, this people are missing a lot of Vigan sitting idly on park benches with their “touchscreens. Pppfftt!!” When I heard the music play and the saw blinking lights, I knew that the joke was on me!
I also have it on video:
If you’ve been reading this North Luzon Loop series from the very start you might have noticed I haven’t mentioned anything about a food trip. That’s because there isn’t any. I have been relying on energy bars for the last 20 hours on the road. Now that I’m in Vigan, I might like a mouthful of empanada but I seriously can’t find any. I’ve been looking for this Empanadahan where we ate back in 2010 but i can’t locate it. All the navigating throughout the day (especially since I just got back from Pinget Island) must’ve exhausted my tracking skills so I settled for some street food in Plaza Burgos while watching some locals play basketball. Afterwards, I finally paid Calle Crisologo a visit.
It didn’t take long before I fell asleep when I got back to the hotel . I logged 566 kms on the first day alone. It was a good day of riding…