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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this – it is amazing to see the Spanish influence there. And empanadas – yes please! The Bangui Wind farm uses Vestas turbines – the company my husband works for that brought us to Denmark! So cool to see them around the world! #FarawayFiles, Erin

    1. Oh those turbines are from Denmark, wow, thanks for the info! I don’t think many people are aware of that, so now I have bragging rights to share that info hahah…thanks Erin πŸ™‚

  2. Such a great variety of things to do in the Philippines, Kat. You’ve pretty much captured it all – foodie, adventure, culture, environmental. Far more than I’d ever realised. I’d like to see those white rocks against the blue of the sea. Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles

    1. Yeah, I’m beginning to love this other side of Philippines instead of just islands and sandbars. The provinces are just as beautiful πŸ™‚

  3. My favorite would be the natural rock formations and Bell Tower, before the latter goes down for good!

    Looks like there is so much to see there that it could be a perfect weekend getaway from Manila!

  4. You gave a perfect weekend trip planner for Ilocos! I wonder why are such amazing places in Philippines not as famous as Boracay and Pahlawan.

    1. Thanks Vish, hope you don’t mind my addressing you as Vish πŸ™‚ Your observation is right – I have found that a lot of emphasis and attention are given to the islands of Philippines especially Boracay and Palawan. In fact, other islands such as Bohol or the Visayas are seldom highlighted compared to Boracay and Palawan. Another travel blogger (Journeys with Stephen) did a write-up on Ilocos as well; he wrote that Philippines is more than just islands πŸ™‚

    1. Haha, actually you can cover Ilocos in less than a week but if slow travel, then yes, a week will do. 7 of us walked out in the rain in Vigan – we took the risk, even if it means getting our cameras wet or blown away by the strong wind but it was great fun!

  5. Gorgeous pictures Kat! Do you know my next post was going to be this one?? πŸ™‚
    Brought back memories, and these posts will continue to do that for us. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Nisha πŸ™‚ My post was actually just after Stephen’s, it’s like we are trying to wrap up as many stories as possible before the year ends! Truly enjoyed our time together in Ilocos, you’re right, these posts will remind us of the good times. Looking forward to read yours πŸ™‚

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