So it's my second time in Laoag and of course, one should always stop by Paoay Church (which is not exactly in Laoag but about 30 minutes away from the capital). For me, the Paoay Church has one of the most beautiful facades ever. It's just a bit aesthetically unappealing that this year, they added tarpaulins on the bell tower and by the entrance.
There's also a little garden and souvenir shop at the back of the bell tower. And there's a mini plaza nearby with interesting restaurants and cafes.
And about 20 or so minutes away is the Malacañang of the North where the Marcoses lived when they were in town. I'm not a fan of the Marcoses but the mansion was indeed huge.
And hey, notice that in 2013 the skies were gloomier and cloudier and in 2014 it's much more sunnier. Is it over-interpretation already if I relate it with my disposition because so much has changed in one year? Charrr lang. OA much.
|December 2013. Taken with an iPhone 4s.|
|December 2014. Taken with a Samsung S5.|
|December 2013. At the balcony of the Malacañang of the North. Taken with an iPhone 4s.|
|December 2014. At the balcony of the Malacañang of the North. Taken with a Samsung S5..|