Pagudpud, Laoag, Paoay, and Batac… check! And I was more than ready to conquer Vigan! The cliche “Save the best for last” would definitely appropriate for this adventure. We were definitely excited on going to Vigan simply because we have been craving to go and experience a piece of history in our contemporary time. Our expectations were definitely surpassed and we were more than captivated by Vigan.
Vigan is the oldest surviving Spanish colonial city in the Philippines. Strolling around Vigan gave us a surreal feeling, mostly in awe, as if we were transported back in time. Almost everything in Vigan is old but accompanied by a very precious history. The well-preserved Spanish architecture and the kind-of European atmosphere definitely set us into tourist mode.