10 PM, Partas Bus Station. They’re calling for last trip for Vigan City, Ilocos Norte – that’s at least what we know. Well, I’m just imagining them calling for the last trip. Yes, Vigan again. Actually our destination is Santiago Cove but calculating the travel time, it would be too early to arrive in Santiago so we decided to pay a visit to Vigan and then pave our way to Santiago by 6am the next day. And so, that’s the plan. However, everything turned out the other way around. When we arrive at the bus station, sadly, the bus is gone so we had to go look for another bus.
Fortunately, there’s one more bus going to Abra. We had to take that bus or just forget travelling to Santiago. After almost 3 hours of sitting and waiting, we finally arrived in Vigan at 2AM. The place is surprisingly still bright and there are still people roaming around. Lucky us, it’s Vigan’s festival. I really don’t know what kind of festival it is but I’m sure it’s some kind of traditional or cultural thing.
Heritage Village is still awesome as ever. We paved our way to Crisologo Street to savor the place. We were the only people walking so we took our time and graciously felt every step.
After walking for like an hour, we felt tired so we had to find a place to sit on. It’s just 4am and the first bus going to Santiago Cove is at 6am. Good thing, there’s a park near Vigan Cathedral so we spent the rest of the hours there sitting, chatting, waiting and napping (yes, we did nap haha).
After like forever waiting, finally 6am ticked the clock. We were starving so we had to grab a quick breakfast at Marsha’s, one of the most famous delicacy stores in Vigan. Bibingka (Rice Cake) is their specialty and well, looking at it, it’s still mouth watering especially for hungry stomach.
Quick breakfast is over so we had to go find the bus going to Santiago Cove. Adios Vigan! Until next time ❤