Last stop in the big town
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Leaving from Vigan I want to go just up in the mountain of the Cordillera region. It is a really short distance from Vigan if you go the way the bird fly. But unfortunately I do not have wing so I need to go where the public transport go. And in this part of the world that’s a very different matter. There is no bus going from Vigan to Sagada or Bontoc up in the mountains – you have to do the brilliant thing go half the way back to Manila to the town of Baguio which is the main jumping of point to all sort of destinations in the Cordilleras.
The trip to
several interesting spots around the town I start of in the big cathedral which
is close to the place I stay from there I wonder around the town down to the
main square around which most of the town spiral off. In general the town is
one very big country town the biggest I have been in ever since leaving Puerto
Princesa (unless my 10 hours in
One striking thing you notice in the town is all the young college students which give the city a special college feel you only get in college towns around the world. Hence it is sort of a metropolis of the whole of this mountain region even though it is not a really big town.