Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bangui Windmill, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

        The windmill is one of the places to be visited during our arranged tour. The Bangui windmill is located at the northern most part of the Philippines at the municipality of Bangui, Ilocos Norte, facing the South China Sea.
The first in Asia and the only windmill in the Philippines. The turbines are spaced 326 meters apart, each 70 meters high, with 41 meters long blades, with a rotor diameter of 82 meters and a wind swept area of 5,281 sq. meter. It is so amazing traveling the highway with the giant windmills on the side you can see how majestic things could be.

It is like a graceful arc reflecting the shoreline of Bangui.
The ingenuity of man combined with the power of nature can bring light to many homes of Ilocanos and nearby provinces.
Travelling across the Philippines has always bought new and amazing things to discover and be proud of.

Friday, August 16, 2013


Our visit to Vigan is such an amazing trip.  It was the northernmost city established in the Philippines by the Spanish. It is one of the the towns of the province of Ilocos Sur.

At the time of our visit we are staying at Plaza del Norte hotel at the city of Laoag. From the hotel we hire a tricycle for 200 pesos which sent us to the town of Batac of where the former President Ferdinand Marcos Mausoleum was located. From that town we ride a bus to the city of Vigan, it took as almost an hour and 30 minutes to reach Vigan, it cost us a 100 pesos each. At the Plaza, we hire a calesa (a horse-drawn carriage engaged in providing transport services) that brought us to the beautiful heritage town of Vigan. The calesa tour cost 150 pesos per hour.

Its like a journey back in time, established in the 16th century. It fells like I was bought back in the time when the Spaniards used to rule the Philippines or it looks like you are bought to the old streets of Europe.

Vigan is the best-preserved examples of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia. It represents a fusion of Asian building design and construction with European colonial architecture and planning.

It is so fascinating that at these present time where things change so fast, that these place was preserve to its original state. the time when Spaniards build their houses patterned from their houses in Spain.