Established in the 16th century, Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia. Its architecture reflects the coming together of cultural elements from elsewhere in the Philippines, from China and from Europe, resulting in a culture and townscape that have no parallel anywhere in East and South-East Asia.
It is unique among the Philippine towns because it is the country’s most extensive and only surviving historic city that dates back to the 16th century Spanish colonial period.
The 10-hour bus ride from Manila feels like a time machine once you arrive at this UNESCO heritage site. You’ll be instantly mesmerized by the architectural beauty of this place. Almost everything is picturesque.
I hope you enjoy Vigan through my lens.
v’e been traveling a lot to places far from home, exploring attractions, trying out cuisines but I never really had a chance to look at what Cavite has to offer.
So for the past two weeks, I’ve been spending my spare time researching about the places and food its known for.
The very first thing that I found is the dish they call “Pansit Pusit”. It’s a noodle dish which main ingredients are pancit bihon or sotanghon and squid instead of pork or chicken meat.
In the search for a place for me to taste this dish, my best pal Google gave me the name Asiong.
We got there by car, but I’ve seen tricycles around the place so I think it’s reachable for commuters though I’m not really sure.
Asiong4455 Buenavista Ave.,Bo. Bucal, Silang, CaviteMetro Tagaytay, Philippines
For our main course, we ordered Crispy Kare Kare, Lumpiang Ubod, Crispy Tawilis and of course the specialty of the house, Pansit Pusit.
Then we ordered Tanglad Mint Iced Tea for our drink
and finally Caviteño Cheesecake for our dessert.
I’m a man of few words, what can I say? the owner was very welcoming, great food, and by the way that Pansit Pusit rocks! I’ll definitely eat here again.
I’ve been to numerous islands/beaches but the thing about Samal is you will not get to appreciate it until you actually experience it yourself.
It’s just 15-20 mins away from Davao so if you’re going to Davao it’s a no-brainer to visit this coastal paradise. 😄
Welcome to Samal Island.