4 Feb 2019
I was browsing through my gallery and realized that I didn’t blog most of my out-of-town trips including my Iloilo travel. I don’t want to completely bury these photos, for the sake that I document our short memories in Iloilo to look back on, I thought I’d share the highlight of our trip.
Iloilo is fondly called the “City of Love” or the heart of the Philippines because of its geographical location. Yep, I did a little research, and I glanced at the Philippine map, lol. More than being the heart of the Philippines, Iloilo is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the Philippines, from historical places to beautiful beaches, Iloilo is worth visiting.
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We spent our first day on island hopping. It was raining the whole week in Manila before our flight, so we’re blessed when Iloilo welcomed us with this beautiful sunny weather. Our 3-day DIY trip to Iloilo was honestly not enough to explore the whole province, but we’re happy that we got a glimpse of some of the beautiful islands of Iloilo.
But of course, we made sure not to miss to visit the famous Isla De Gigantes, the beauty of its pristine white sand beach and rock formation captivated our hearts.
We also had a day well spent in the city of Iloilo where we visited the Garin Farm, the place that not just offers a leisure farm experience but also showcases its own version of “stairway to heaven” — the Pilgrimage Hill with 450 – 480 steps. We climbed up to the peak where we were rewarded with breathtaking and blinding scenery of “Heaven on earth” recreation.
We also visited some historical churches. I am a non-Catholic, but I love visiting ancient churches like those photos above because of the history and heritage architecture, it reminds me of my visit to Ilocos.
Overall, my friends and I enjoyed our short visit to the heart of the Philippines. This post is not a good reference for those who are planning to visit Iloilo since I didn’t put that much information and shared only few photos taken to some places we visited. Nevertheless, I hope you enjoyed taking a glimpse of Iloilo. Exploring different provinces makes me fall in love with my country even more.