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Sorry for the blog hiatus.  I was at Laoag last weekend for work and I’m glad we managed to have some R&R there as well.  There’s just so much to see!   AJ and I were there last December but it was in my second visit that I was able to see the town of Sarrat and stayed at Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel.

Fort Ilocandia Resort really has a very pretty landscape that is perfect for pictures.  It reminded me of an English garden.   The grand lobby.   I love our almost all-white room.  Even the side tables and lamps are in white finish.    Our branch office in Laoag treated us to a picnic breakfast at the fast-becoming attraction in the town of Sarrat – the Sarrat River.   There were native cottages there for rent, and we had our breakfast there on the first morning of our stay in Laoag.   It was a very memorable experience – bonding with our office colleagues while enjoying the best of Ilocos’ cuisine.  After wrapping up office meetings and dialogues, we went to do some sight-seeing and was able to visit St. Monica’s Church in Sarrat.   Back at Laoag, we took a stop at the Sinking Bell Tower.   It’s my first time to see this in broad daylight and it’s far, far better than at night.  Of course, I wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to buy my favorite abel iloco weaved fabrics – like these mini-towels in various designs, colors and textures.   How was your weekend?