Category Archives: Culture and Tradition

Vigan Heritage Village, Ilocos Sur

Vigan Heritage Village in Ilocos Sur is stunningly beautiful at night. I made a blog post to feature romantic Vigan at Night, but I thought it’s just right to showcase it during the day, where all the interesting details are best captured.

Vigan Heritage Village, Ilocos Sur


Vigan was part of our Ilocos to Pangasinan tour. We first explored Laoag, went up north to Pagudpod to enjoy the serene white beach there, then travelled south to Batac to visit Vigan Heritage Village, Ilocos SurMarcos Museum, Vigan, and finally, Pangasinan.

Vigan Heritage Village is where Ilocos region’s rich culture and history are crafted in ornate architecture, furniture and detailed ornaments. For this reason, Vigan Heritage Village was considered a UNESCO Heritage Site to preserve the cultural past of the Ilocandia region. Continue reading Vigan Heritage Village, Ilocos Sur

Holy Week Crucifixions in Pampanga, Philippines

Catholics around the Philippines re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during Holy Week, but San Fernando, Pampanga takes it to extreme. Good Friday in Santa Lucia and San Pedro Cutud draws thousands of people every year mainly for one reason: men and women are nailed to the cross for real.

Crucifixion Site Santa Lucia Pampanga
Santa Lucia Crucifixion Site, San Fernando Pampanga

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