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Getting There: Vigan Islands Philippines

By Land
The 408 km stretch from Manila to Vigan City is a comfortable seven hour ride along the scenic Ilocos Highway. Partas Bus Co., Dominion and the Philippine Rabbit Bus Line regularly ply the Manila-Vigan route.

By Air
Laoag International Airport is serviced thrice a week by Philippine Airlines to and from Manila. Public transportation is available for trips from Laoag City to Vigan City which is 80 kilometers or 1 1/2 hour drive away.

Getting Around: Vigan Islands Philippines

One can move around Vigan on a "calesa" tour or tricycle. Minibuses and jeepneys provide transportation from Vigan to other municipalities and neighboring provinces.

Philippines Cuisine Characteristics

The traditional way of eating is with the hands, especially dry dishes such as inihaw or prito. The diner will take a bite of the main dish, then eat rice pressed together with his fingers.

This practice, known as kamayan, is rarely seen in urbanized areas. However, Filipinos tend to feel the spirit of kamayan when eating amidst nature during out of town trips, beach vacations, and town fiestas.

More details at Philippines Cuisine Characteristics

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