Before sundown, after all the stopovers, we were truly ecstatic having reached Pagudpud. Dipping in its cool sea water and playing with its white sands, it was a nice end to long day of road adventure.
Saud beach resort had a swimming curfew of 6 in the afternoon so after dinner, we were all lying on our beds, thanking God for giving us strength to reach all the destinations we had touched.
We all woke up early in the morning to catch up for the wedding and at 9:00 AM, we were all back at Badoc just in time for the ceremonies. Mouth-watering food served from humongous plates was hovering right in front of my face. One by one, I got a taste of the sumptuous and delicious Ilocano delicacies.
After the reception, we waved goodbye to our cousin and his new family, thankful for the warm hospitality they showed us during our stay in their province. However, the vacation was not completely done. Vigan was supposedly the first destination we planned to visit in Ilocos but the downpour that happened 2 nights ago made us decide to skip it.
Now, with sunshine all throughout the day and rain clouds not in sight, we enthusiastically continued with our planned visit to the world heritage site of Calle Crisologo.
We walked through its scenic street, being constantly reminded of the olden days were the Calesas were considered the king of the road. Nostalgic and old-fashioned were 2 words that described what I was feeling as I hiked through its brick laden path. Old houses and Spanish architecture were scattered all throughout the road.
We stayed for a while as we savoured the atmosphere of the well-preserved road. We relished and admired the stunning beauty of the place. It was a bitter-sweet experience as we were about to finish the 3-day adventurous road trip we just had. Capping off our wonderful sojourn, Vigan really caught our hearts off-guard.
You may also like my mom’s blog about this trip:
*Credits to my bro and my mom for most of the photos in this post