Being a full-time employee in Manila is no joke. Every single morning, stress (in the form of horrendous traffic) greets you even before you step into the office. Then you spend at least nine hours of your day working your butt off. You end the day enduring another hour or
When the Poor Traveler was planning this trip to Ilocos, I did not have much expectations. Sure I had heard about Ilocandia and all the raves about it before on TV but in all honesty, it did not really appeal to me. I just wanted to see the Bangui Windmills,
Vigan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a museum city. Established in the 16th century, this historic city gives the new generation the best glimpse of a planned colonial town during the Spanish rule in the Philippines. It is also one of the few European trading towns in Southeast
After a blast from the past at the Crisologo Museum, the Poor Traveler and his poor group proceeded to the Pagburnayan. Our immediate reaction was wonder what “Pagburnayan” was but a few moments later we were already at this place where countless pots were piled up and lined up. I
Straight from Baluarte, the Poor Traveler and his poor group were on our way to Crisologo Museum. Who are the Crisologos, you ask? Welcome to the club. That was also my first reaction when our tour guide announced where we were heading to. I’m not that familiar with the history
After camwhoring at Bantay Church, the Poor Traveler and his poor group decided to have breakfast that early. We headed to Bantay’s neighbor city Vigan, capital of Ilocos Sur, for breakfast.
When the Poor Traveler and his poor friends were planning a cheap trip to the Ilocandia, we weren’t expecting much. We just wanted to see three things — Vigan, Pagudpud and the Bangui Windmills. We hired a budget travel agency to take us on a road trip to Ilocos for