October 12th, 2017
This DIY trip was planned to celebrate our 4th year anniversary as a couple. We jot down every peso spent and all activities we did from departure on October 26 until arrival on October 29 in Cubao. We also chose to leave in the evening so that we can start walking around Vigan first thing in the morning.
Day 1: October 26
6:00PM Left home in Pasig.
7:10PM Arrived at Save More Cubao
7:30PM Arrived at Partas Cubao Bus Station
8:10PM Departure in Cubao
11:30PM First bus stop somewhere in Tarlac
Since we arrived earlier than expected, we had to wait at the bus station for the Sun to come out. We used that time Google-ing must-see, must-do and must-eat of Vigan.
Day 2: October 27
2:45AM Arrival at Partas Vigan Bus Station
4:30AM We started walking going to Calle Crisologo
5:30AM We had our breakfast in a small eatery in front of McDonald’s near the church.
6:30AM We started roaming around in a tricycle looking for a place to stay in.
7:30AM Toured around Vigan City.
12:30PM Lunch at Hidden Garden.
1:30PM Went back to the hotel and slept for 6 hours.
7:30PM Walked around the heart of Vigan looking for home cooked meals.
8:30PM Wandered at Calle Crisologo with all the awesome lights switched on.
9:30PM Went back to the hotel to prepare for our early departure.
Day 3: October 28
We planned to leave at 6:30AM so we can catch the first bus trip from Vigan to Laoag but as expected, we overslept. Paul still had to report for work the night before leaving Manila so the short travel time to Vigan is not enough for him to catch some sleep. That’s the good side of having a DIY trip, we get to go to places we want and leave when we want to. We manage our time so we get to have enough sleep and we budget our money so we can maximize our trip.
8:00AM Woke up.
9:00AM Checked out at the hotel.
9:30AM Had breakfast in a small eatery at Plaza Burgos
11:20AM Departure from Vigan going to Laoag via Partas
1:40PM Arrival at Partas Laoag City Terminal
2:00PM Visited Laoag Church
2:15PM Had lunch at Johnny Moon Cafe
3:30PM Went to Paoay Church
5:30PM Arrived at Laoag City
6:30PM Departure from Laoag going to Pagudpod
8:30PM Arrival at Pagudpod town proper
9:00PM Dinner at our homestay
11:00PM Lights off
Day 4: October 29
7:30AM Went to the beach.
9:30AM Had breakfast at homestay
11:30AM Departure from Pagudpod to Baruyen, Ilocos Norte
1:30PM Arrival at Baruyen, Ilocos Norte drop off point going to Windmills
2:00PM Departure at Baruyen going to Burgos drop off point for Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
3:30PM Tour to Kapurpurawan Rock Formation at Burgos
5:30PM Departure at Burgos, Ilocos Norte going to Sampaloc Manila via Florida Bus
9:30PM Dinner at bus stop at Bantay, Ilocos Sur
4:30AM Arrival at Florida Bus Station in Sampaloc Manila
Day 1: October 26-27
Snack bought at Save More Cubao P85
Water (1.5L) P26
Bus going to Vigan via Partas P1330 (P665/head)
Boiled egg P16
Water (1L) P30
Cellphone load P10
Mosquito repellent P85
Breakfast P70Bread P10/4pcs
Mami with egg P20
Donation at Bell Tower P20
Candles at St. Agustin Church P20
Pottery donation P40
Lunch at Hidden Garden P725/3Vigan Longganisa P150
Hidden Garden Rice P150
Poqui Poqui P115
Halo Halo P90
Vigan City Tour P400
Dinner P115Longanisa P30
Water (1L) P30
Day 2: October 28
Tricycle going to Plaza Burgos P20
Breakfast P130Pork Steak P40
Rice (4) P40
Kalesa ride going to Partas P50
Bus going to Laoag P270 (P135/head)
Tricycle going to Mcdo Laoag P22
Lunch P595Meat Platter P180
Johnny Moon Pasta P180
Adobado Rice P155
Tupig con Tsokolate P80
Jeep to Paoay Church P68 (P34/head)
Jeep to Laoag P68 (P34/head)
Johnny Moon Empanada P45
Bus going to Pagudpod P140 (P70/head)
Dinner P100 (P50/head)
Day 3: October 29
Karyoka by the beach P40 (P10 eachx4)
Souvenirs P200Pearl bracelet with earrings P100
Ref magnet P100/3pcs
Breakfast/Lunch P50/head P100
Ordinary bus fare from Pagudpod town proper to Baruyen Drop Off Point to Windmill P25/each P50
Tricycle to Windmill P200
Softdrinks P10 (2) P20
Bus going to Burgos Lighthouse Drop Off Point P40 (P20/head)
Lighthouse/Kapurpurawan Tour P300
Kapurpurawan Entrance P30 (P15/head)
Horse ride P100
Bus fare from Burgos Ilocos Norte to Sampaloc Manila P1300 (P650/head)
Empanada at 1st stop in Pasuquen Ilocos Norte P70
Dinner at Bust stop in Bantay Ilocos Sur P160
Chichacorn P50/50grams P300/6packs
Water (1L) P32
España to Cubao P30 (P15/head)
Total expenses for 3D2N Ilocos Trip
Day 1: P4,017
Day 2: P1,528
Day 3: P3,109
P4,327 per head
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