Wednesday, April 19, 2006

More of Vigan

After lunch, I headed up to the Spanish-American Friendship Park. Things could have been in better condition, but on the whole, the facilities were passable.

I wasn't planning on staying long, but it was pleasant and quiet, so I stayed to nap a bit and read a book afterwards. There were a few other people, but we all stayed in our own kiosks at a distance from each other.
After the park, I dropped by the jar factories. Not really my thing, but I did like the geometric patterns formed by the stacked jars.

I passed through the Crisologo Museum. Lots of interesting memorabilia, but I just couldn't help but fall back to my distrust of Great Men. Yes, the late congressman was a real achiever, but...I don't know, I just don't like Old-Time Politics.
Then, once more through Calle de Crisologo, where I caught some guys practicing their fancy drills. This street, I think, accounts for much of the charm of the Heritage Center. I wonder if we can't do something similar in Dumaguete.

And, of course, after a long walk, you just have to sit down.

More tomorrow.


  1. Hi Dominique! Ahhh...kainggit ka talaga! Vigan's my dream place in the Philippines. Anyway, happy for now, finally braved to take out my jitensha and biked my Monday morning away along Kanmon Strait! Yeah, sarap ng feeling!:)

  2. Hi, Maris, thanks for visiting. You should start a blog and post pictures of Japan, too!

  3. Seems fun but the tech-illiterate that I am, not sure if I could ever maintain a blog...*blush* anyway,I do enjoy reading your adventures and seeing our country pics as well. Hope will have the chance to do the same when I get back. :-)