One of the first unexpected delights that welcomed us upon arriving in Iloilo during our Western Visayas Tour was its airport. The Iloilo International Airport is probably the best local airport outside Metro Manila that I have seen. It’s clean, white, and well-designed.
More commonly known as Jaro Plaza, the Graciano Lopez-Jaena Park is a piece of history and culture right at the heart of the Jaro District of Iloilo City. When the Poor Traveler was walking around the place I was flooded with childhood memories. It’s not because I had been there
Of all the places the Poor Traveler and his poor friend visited in Iloilo, I think it was at Biscocho Haus that we stayed the longest (other than our hotel room of course). I tried one mango butterscotch and the next thing I knew I was holding eight more big
When The Poor Traveler was in Iloilo, one of the sites we visited was The Church of St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Iloilo, more commonly known as the Jaro Cathedral. It was beautiful and old. There was an ongoing mass and since we didn’t want to get attention taking pictures,
I have to admit that what we really wanted to visit was Guimaras and not Iloilo. But since the airport is in Iloilo, we decided to spend some time there. And we’re glad we did because Iloilo had a few surprises of its own. The day before our flight to