The interiors of Paoay Church are a bit underwhelming I should say, especially when compared to the more embellished ceilings and retablos in other baroque churches. But you could also say that this part provides a contrast to the church’s elaborate exteriors. There is also a garden beside the church. You could view the magnificent belltower from here. #PaoayChurch#Paoay#IlocosNorte#Philippines#WorldHeritage#WorldHeritageSite
When I arrived at Laoag international airport ( on the way to Vigan heritage city from Manila ), my taxi which I had booked beforehand had not come there yet....
The hotel staff said “ sorry.... I forgot preparing your taxi..... I will make our staff go to pick you up from now “.
Haha, no way, if that’s the case, I have to just wait for the taxi around 2 hours.
Thus, I quickly spoke to some staff members of the airport ( to make friends ) and asked them to call a nice taxi as a best price.
( Actually Grab taxi service had not covered this area yet unfortunately.... )
The new friends of mine kindly called a very nice taxi really.
I talked a lot with the driver about Japan and our own favorite pop music in the taxi on way to Vigan city.
Also, he kindly shared with me about some tips related to the trip, and besides, he kindly took me to some nice places on the way.
Please take a look at this photo.
Here is [ San Agustin church ] in PAOAY.
Actually here is one of World heritage spots in Philippines.
Honestly, I had not known of this church, so I was very impressed by the historical and peaceful atmosphere at that time.
I still remember the atmosphere surely.
The location is not good so much, so basically it’s difficult for us foreign tourists to get there.
Therefore, there were few tourists there fortunately.
I was able to take a break at the inside of the church while feeling the peaceful atmosphere.
And then, the my friend ( the driver ) kindly took me to Santa Maria Church as well.
( This church was also quite impressive, I will share with you on another opportunity....) When we enjoy a private trip, we should enjoy some troubles and we should keep flexible.
If the hotel staff had not forgotten to prepare my taxi, I would not have been able to get to the above wonderful places maybe.... When we face a trouble on a trip, it might be better to think of it as kind of trigger which will let us have wonderful experiences.... #church#churches#sanagustinchurch#paoay#paoaychurch#vigan#philippines#worldheritage#philippines 🇵🇭 #travelphilippines#教会#フィリピン#世界遺産#世界遺産巡り#世界遺産の街#worldheritagesite#unescoworldheritagesite#travel