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?