Monthly Archives: June 2013

Laoag City: The Sparkling Gem of Ilocandia

Laoag City is the capital of Ilocos Norte. The name was taken from the Ilocano term “lawag” which means light or brightness. It is 487 kms from Manila. The only commercial airport in the Ilocos Region is located here. Vigan … Continue reading

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Paoay Lake and the Malaca├▒ang of the North

The lower half of Ilocos Norte has been spoiling me with tourist spots for a while and seems it has more up ahead. After the exhilarating “dirt bike style” ride up and over the sand dunes of Paoay, the slabs … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Adventure Ride in La Paz Sand Dunes

Sometimes on long trips, we find ourselves at the right place at the wrong time. Just very recently on this trip, I visited the Marcos Presidential Center during their lunch break. Luckily, it was not a wasted effort because I … Continue reading

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A Roundabout Motorcycle Tour of Paoay Church

On my way out of Batac, I headed straight to Paoay just some 7 kilometers east of Batac. Paoay is a municipality of Ilocos Norte┬áhome to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Paoay Church. Paoay Church is a Roman Catholic … Continue reading

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Batac City: the “Home of Great Leaders”

I was making the most of summer and I have been away from the computer doing some quickie and long rides (which might end up as another late blog entry). We are not getting that much rain yet so the … Continue reading

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