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"vigan if i can ..." Top 5 Page for this destination Vigan by ukirsari

Vigan Travel Guide: 469 reviews and 1,388 photos

a perfect "goodbye"

it's about 10 pm whenever partas deluxe bus is ready to bring me back to pasay
then to manila and finally home again
into reality
emie [vt member edachsund] just left about minutes ago to el juliana hotel
i take my ilocano [vigan] blanket
and my small-baby hitam mp3 player with "isabel" [il divo] whispering my ears
the bus passes through plaza burgos
a sentimental night
white lights around the plaza
from the monument of padre jose burgos to saint paul's metropolitan cathedral and the bell tower
and the alleys with cobblestones, slowly left behind
my tears just falling
i left part of my heart here
lady of the north
a lovely small old city in the northern part of luzon


al fondo el dolor
imperios de ilusion
hoy no tengo nada
si no estas
mi corazon se apaga

si te vas
tu dios se enfadara
no dejes que este amor
muera asi
sufriendo en soledad
vuelve a mi y yo te hare

la gran pasion de amar
de huir
a ese tiempo que vendra
escapando del pasado

tu y yo
siempre enamorados

hoy no tengo nada
si no estas
mi corazon se apage

a donde iras sin mi
yo no sabre vivir
sin ti

a donde iras si mi
yo no sabre vivir
sin ti

si te vas
tu dios se enfadara
no dejes que este amor
muera asi
sufriendo en soledad
tu vuelve a mi y yo te haré

* performed by il divo in their album: ancora *

finally ... vigan!

hard to believe .... took a long journey about 405 km one way or means 810 km round trip of cubao [metro manila] - vigan - pasay [metro manila] just for this "lady from the north" [address by my own, since vigan was so enchanted me :)]. but it's a worth trip.
i feel the time has frozen. and i was so glad to be here in vigan, at least once in the lifetime. i love all her old buildings, ruins and oldies things.
start thinking about vigan since a year ago and everytime i remember about this planning trip i always write down in my diary "vigan if i can". and finally can make it. thanks for deepa and mike who companied to catch partas bus from cubao and also attended vt dinner arranged by aida [asianbelle], support and encouragement words from aida, lili [lmc2626], phoebe [godslove], penn [boljakool], judith [juds], noreen, aimees [moonlighting] and my tiny-skinny-but funny companion travel emie [edachsund] who meet me up in manila.

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  • In a nutshell:printed version of this travel tips are available in JIP and CHIC magazines, indonesia. released june and december 2006 by ukirsari rr manggalani
  • Last visit to Vigan: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • travelnurse21's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2009 at 2:17 AM

    What a great page on Vigan! I visited in 2006 and absolutely fell in love with the place. It's a shame that I think it's highly overlooked by foreigners traveling to the Philippines. Hopefully that will change soon...

  • zampieri's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2007 at 9:18 AM

    Very good page about Vigan and the all Pilipinas. Vigan looks so Hispanic.

  • nimato's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2006 at 2:23 AM

    nice vigan page, thanks for sharing.. gotta get there soon!

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2006 at 11:46 PM

    This page is full of good suggestions, reguarding Hong Kong, I have been there many years ago and it looked like a city full of banks and malls:-)

  • Goldenboy's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2006 at 6:06 AM

    welcome home, cahayu ;) mari bercerita. kamu mengingatkan saya pada 'kakakmu' yang ada di 'puncak'.

  • Apr 21, 2006 at 8:29 AM

    Hi Sari! All i can say to your Vigan pages is WOW! You made me envious for being there first than myself. Nice!

  • h4pp1's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2006 at 8:41 PM

    foto n orang yang cantik juga......;-) wah, lage musim apaan disana, @rie ???

  • barbskie's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2006 at 5:35 AM

    time for a tour in the country! there are lots of things to see. regards

  • yellowbell's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2006 at 12:32 AM

    Hi Arie, very sentimental journey to Vigan indeed - love the street lamp lights. Glad you enjoyed empanada (it can have beef, chicken filling too but not the ilocano version) and longganiza (your stubby sausages)!

  • sirenna's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2006 at 7:56 AM

    I'd love to visit this part of the country - thanks for the helpful tips and photos. Hi from Boracay. :)


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