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ilocos november 2014 part one: st. augustine church of bantay and bell tower

Posted on: December 21, 2014

i was really looking forward to going to ilocos that i prepared three cameras for this trip, hahaha. so here’s my ilocos adventure in… err, eight parts! some photos are courtesy of monopoly deal master, kat chua.

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we started the trip at bantay, ilocos sur, where we visited st. augustine church also known as bantay church. although i still believe in God, i’m not the most avid church goer, i just don’t feel that the church and politics should mix, and usually that’s what gets in the sermons so… anyhoo, i still appreciated how pretty the church is. also, it’s in the nicest shade of red.

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my ever reliable chucks has been to ilocos, huzzah! they’re about to die, lol. but the shoes are so broken in that they’re the most comfortable pair that i have.

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we ogled the… and uh… camwhored in the bantay bell tower. this bell was used as a watch tower during the old days. ‘bantay’ means ‘guard’ and this tower is one ozummm bantay, heto o…

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the stairs literally welcome you!

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there are dark spots with just a little light coming in from the small windows that make interesting pixxors…

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you have a nice view of the town when you get to the top…

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and if you’re brave enough, you can stand on the beams further up top and ring the bells, hee hee.

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or you can just chill out on the stairs. here’s ate poms, still the best tour guide i have ever met, she made the whole trip super fun and even made sure i ate dinner when i was too sleepy. bonus, she’ll whack the kill joys out of the way, heehee.

yun lang muna.

♥ melai

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hello, my name is melai and i write to document the places i’ve been to, the things i’ve seen, and the books i’ve read. sometimes, i also write about food.

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