Ilocos Norte

Saud Beach, Pagudpud, PHILIPPINES

I love the soft sand and the blue, tranquil water! Back to album

Bangui Windmills, Pagudpud, PHILIPPINES

I took the bus to Pagudpud from Manila. The bus left just before midnight. The first stop was in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. Then Laoag, Ilocos Norte. And finally Pagudpud. I...

Bantay Abot Cave, Pagudpud, PHILIPPINES

This cave has a twin. It’s called Timmangtang Rock, but I don’t think I took a picture. It’s funny how the locals have decided Bantay Abot Cave and Timmangtang Rock...

Kabigan Falls, Pagudpud, PHILIPPINES

Kabigan Falls is about 1.8 km from the highway. The only way to get there was to walk with a guide. We had planned to visit this waterfall the next...

La Paz Sand Dunes, Ilocos Norte, PHILIPPINES

It’s been said that in the entire country one can find these sand dunes only in Laoag. Many local and foreign films have been shot here, notably “Mad Max” and...

Paoay Church, Ilocos Norte, PHILIPPINES

The Church of San Agustin, popularly known as Paoay Church, was built in the early 1700s. I took the picture from this angle because I wanted to highlight the huge...

Paoay Lake, Ilocos Norte, PHILIPPINES

The former residence of the Marcoses faces Paoay Lake. According to a popular legend, the people of San Juan de Sahagun were prosperous and materialistic. The village was then destroyed...

Malacañang of the North, Ilocos Norte, PHILIPPINES

This is the former residence of the Marcoses in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. I made friends with some of the locals in Paoay, and I was told that when the late...

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