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Paradise Philippines photo: Caylabne Bay Resort

Caylabne Bay Resort

This photo is taken in Caylabne Bay Resort last summer. One of the proof the there is paradise in this beautiful country Philippines. This is not Hawaii, this is not Waikiki, this is not Sparta! Hahaha! This is Philippines! My paradise on Earth! If you want, it's your paradise too! Come and visit the Philippines and meet me! ;)

Go Philippines! Our paradise on earth! Go Paradise Philippines!

Paradise Philippines is alive and kicking!

No, this will not just be a collection of free articles about Philippines and it's beauty. I'll be writing some unique stuffs here too. Well, as we all know, copied content are no good when it comes to search engine optimization, so, I just posted those copied articles so that my visitors, if there is, have something interesting to read. But will they really read something here? Most probably, they are just here lurking around thinking on how come this blog is ranking on Paradise Philippines keyword, sana nga, ganun!

But hey, the contest has just begun, and I will try my best to rank well on Paradise Philippines keyword. Can I rank better than them? I don't know. All I know is that I can test all the knowledge and skills I acquired on SEO so as to rank again here. So, that's all for now. Philippines is a paradise. Yes, it's a paradise to me, because I am from the Philippines. Who the hell will tell their country that it is a hell, anyway? But yes, Philippines is a paradise. Just look at Boracay and many other beaches here in the Philippines.

Well, i think, this is enough for an introduction. I think you think I am making no sense at all. Well, you are right! This is nothing but a nonsense post about paradise Philippines. Cheer up!

By the way, forgive my English because I'm not American. I'm from the Philippines, so, don't expect me to talk in English fluently. Ok? Ok, enough all of this nonsense. But yes, Philippines is a paradise! As if you didn't know?

Philippines Travel: The Old World Charm Of Ilocos

by: John Grant

Going to the province of Ilocos is like treading back in time. Not only for the Spanish colonial houses, but for the simple, laid-back feel of the towns and its people.

In old times, Ilocandia has been described as a God-forsaken land because of its arid and difficult terrain. But the hardy people of this province had the patience and the will to survive, and eventually turned it into a lush and abundant highland. Amidst all these, is a rich history consisting of legendary uprisings, monumental edifices, and noble men and women who have made Ilocos a unique and remarkable place that it is today.

Vigan is a sleepy town at the heart of Ilocos Sur. It’s easy to find your way around because the people are friendly and warm to visitors. At the center of the town is Plaza Salcedo erected in honor of Juan Salcedo who named this place Ciudad Fernandina after King Ferdinand of Spain. Right across the plaza is the St. Paul’s Cathedral built in 1641 and which came under the Diocese of Nueva Segovia in 1758.

A few minutes walk will bring you to the Burgos House. Now converted into a museum, the house is the birthplace of Fr. Jose Burgos, one of the priests executed in Cavite during the revolution. The museum houses what were left of the Burgos family belongings which include antique furnitures, clothing and other artifacts donated by some prominent families in Vigan.

Indeed, Vigan is best known for its Castillian houses with old tile roofs, hardwood floorings and azoteas. These houses are located in Heritage Village which is the core of the Mestizo district. Some of the houses remain in possession of descendants of their original owners with the antique interiors and furnishings intact, while some of these ancestral homes have been turned into cozy inns, museums, and souvenir shops.

Although many of these houses have been converted into commercial establishments, the brick structures are preserved. The whole block breathes in an eerie feeling emphasized more by the calezas or horse-drawn carriages which remain a mode of transportation around town.

You can buy real or reproduction antique furniture around VIgan’s antique stores or visit pottery factories along Rizal street for ceramic products. These factories will be more than happy to give a demonstration on pottery-making. You can also buy woven blankets and table napkins at low prices.

Vigan has been declared a World Heritage Site and it is recommended that you view the houses at night with the streets lighted perfectly and the air cool.

About The Author

John Grant has been living in the Philippines for 5 years and has travelled the country extensively. His online Philippines Travel Guide gives you an extensive coverage of destinations like Ilocos

This article was posted on April 20, 2006