Philippine Bridges Collection

“To cross each of this structure is one step ahead to the finish line.”

I am not really sure with the name of the bridge. I label them as much as I can. Lovely path to wonderland though. They fascinate me. I am in awe most of the time.

Bomok-Od Falls Bridge in Sagada Mountain Province
Bomok-Od Falls Bridge in Sagada Mountain Province
Hanging Bridge to Mt Pulag in Kabayan Benguet
Hanging Bridge to Mt Pulag in Kabayan Benguet
Monkey Bringe in Mt Manalmon Trail in San Miguel Bulacan
Monkey Bridge in Mt Manalmon Trail in San Miguel Bulacan
Mt Ayaas Foot Bridge in Rodiguez Rizal
Mt Ayaas Foot Bridge in Rodiguez Rizal
Old Bamboo Brige in Mt Manalmon Trail in Maragondon Cavite
Old Bamboo Bridge in Mt Manalmon Trail in Maragondon Cavite
Patapat Via Duct in Pagudpud Ilocos Norte
Patapat Via Duct in Pagudpud Ilocos Norte
The Steel Bridge to Daranak Falls in Tanay Rizal
The Steel Bridge to Daranak Falls in Tanay Rizal
Wawa Dam View Deck Bridge in Rodriguez Rizal
Wawa Dam View Deck Bridge in Rodriguez Rizal
Wood Bridge in Picnic Grove Tagaytay City
Wood Bridge in Picnic Grove Tagaytay City

Source: Personal Photos

Manlalayag is Seafarer in Filipino. I want to be a pirate who travels to Collect Memories and Steal Happiness from the places I want to go.

The Proud Architecture of the Philippines: Churches and Bell Towers

St Mary's Church in Sagada Mountain Province

St Mary’s Church in Sagada Mountain Province

Sinking Bell Tower in Laoag Ilocos Norte

Sinking Bell Tower in Laoag Ilocos Norte

San Luis Obispo Parish Church in Lucban Quezon Province

San Luis Obispo Parish Church in Lucban Quezon Province

San Ildefonso Church in Tanay Rizal

San Ildefonso Church in Tanay Rizal

Saint Gregory the Great Parish Church in Majayjay Laguna

Saint Gregory the Great Parish Church in Majayjay Laguna

Nuestra Senora De La Porteria Church in Daraga Albay

Nuestra Senora De La Porteria Church in Daraga Albay

Metropolitan Cathedral in San Fernando PampangaSenora De La Porteria Church in Daraga Albay

Metropolitan Cathedral in San Fernando Pampanga

Basilica Minore del Santo Nino in Cebu City

Basilica Minore del Santo Nino in Cebu City

Manlalayag is Seafarer in Filipino. I want to be a pirate who travels to Collect Memories and Steal Happiness from the places I want to go.

Calle Crisologo

ilo4Calle Crisologo is part of Vigan, Ilocos Sur which is a World Heritage Site being one of the oldest city in the Philippines. Now, Vigan City is one of the 7 New Wonder Cities.  Still with its Hispanic features old houses and streets. Among streets, Calle Crisologo is the most famous street because it survive hundreds of years with minor remodeling. Nostaligia will hit you because it seems like going back in time. The old Philippines with its massive wood houses or mansions casted on a street wide enough for chaise.

ilo1This is one of the 100 places I want to visit before I die. I want to experience the old days, feel the grandeur of living in the 1800’s. Visitng this street makes me proud as a Filipino. They were saying that the architecture of the houses came from the Spaniards. But, other historian said that the grand house of the Illustrados (wealthy Filipinos in the Spanish colonization) are upgraded version of our very own Bahay Kubo (Nipa Hut).

ilo2This street is very famous nowadays because there are lot of souvenir shops on both sides of the road. There are Kalesas (Chaise) which you can rent for $4.00 or $5.00 per hour to roam around Vigan City. There are lots of restaurants, cafe and sidewalk vendors that offer authentic Ilocano dishes. From bagnet (crispy pork belly), longganisa (Filipino sausage), pinakbet (mixed veggies with fermented fish) and empanada (stuffed bread).

ilo3Accommodation wise, there are lots of hotels available in Vigan. From luxurious to pension houses that you book for from $15.00 to $120.00 per night depending on budget. I am the backpacking gal but this time I went with a touring group booked by a tourist agency for only $90.00, it consist of 3 days and 2 nights tour. Vigan City is one of the places included in the itinerary. I give more details about the itinerary as soon as I finish reviewing the places that I love the most in this tour.

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If you want a throwback experience to the old times or you want to study Philippine architecture or history. Go to Vigan City especially in Calle Crisologo to embark on a journey in the past.

Vigan City, Ilocos Norte April 2014

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