Friday, April 25, 2014

Ilocos Trip Part 4: Day 2 - Back to Laoag and Paoay

Early in the morning of day 2, we headed back to Laoag and Paoay. This arrangement, listing Vigan last in the itinerary, was made so that the travel back to Manila would be shorter.

Ilocos Norte is the land of the Marcoses. It would be a shame if we missed the Malacañang of the North (Malacañang ti Amianan), one of the rest houses of the former president and is now a museum.

Malacañang ti Amianan
my friends having their pictures taken
Malacañang ti Amianan

Malacañang ti Amianan

Malacañang ti Amianan
Malacañang ti Amianan
Paoay Lake
Malacañang ti Amianan
Malacañang ti Amianan
Sen. Bongbong Marcos' room
Malacañang ti Amianan
the office
Malacañang ti Amianan
I had to take pictures of the books. Above this shelf are copies of the Hardy Boys series.
Malacañang ti Amianan

Malacañang ti Amianan
Malacañang ti Amianan
I love the windows! Hayahay kaayo diri. (It's very breezy here.)
Malacañang ti Amianan
The master's bedroom
Malacañang ti Amianan
Several of the rooms have exhibits like this.
Malacañang ti Amianan

Malacañang ti Amianan

Malacañang ti Amianan
Malacañang ti Amianan
room of the sisters
After Malacañang ti Amianan, we headed to the famous Paoay Church.

Paoay Church

Paoay Church
Paoay Church
if you notice the ceiling is already made of metal sheets
Paoay Church
bricks made of corals
Last stop before going to Ilocos Sur is the Ferdinand Marcos Presidential Center in Batac City. We were lucky enough to arrive before the mausoleum closed. I was one of the last ones to enter because I thought people carrying cameras were not allowed inside. So I tried to go back to the van, but was stopped because of the time. You can have your camera with you as long as you don't take any pictures inside the mausoleum.

Ferdinand Marcos Presidential Center Ancestral house
Ancestral house inside the center.
This is beside the Museum and Mausoleum.

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