Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Iloilo: Knock, knock, knockin on Heaven's Door

Iloilo has been my second home. It is a place where i must admit, Gluttony is also unstoppable. Aside from their sumptuous dish, fresh seafoods, i couldn't deny how pocket-friendly their rates are. Which will make you feel a little less guilty about being a glutton. 

Aside from foodtrips, coffee talks and night life i haven't explored Iloilo that much yet and rarely enjoyed the sight of it during day. It has always been my routine to just spend a day or day and half at this place and then head straight to Boracay. But this time, i tried to see Iloilo in a different perspective and explore it a little by day, which was still not enough because of a full schedule. 

I tried to visit some of their famous and Baroque churches. But due to limited time, i was only able to see 2 but nonetheless satisfied my curiosity. I was lucky to have a good friend drive me around and tour me in the area.

First stop was Miag-ao Church, which took us 45minutes from Jaro, Iloilo City . Unfortunately, the Church was closed and only able to admire the exterior at first. But being a curious kid, i insisted to go and see the inside. Thankfully, I was able to peep and said my wish and little prayer. My mom always tell me to say 3 wishes everytime i visit a new church, and so i did.

We also passed by another church on our way back to the city. The Guimbal Church, yet another one of the oldest churches in the country. The structure of the churches were really magnificent. It felt like a throwback from the Spanish times. 

 Guimbal Church 

There are so much more to see in this place and yes, i have my list ready with me. Next stop: revisit places, ancestral houses and restos, check out museums, explore beaches, and go on hiking trips.   


Pinay Travel Junkie said...

I myself have not even visited the churches of Iloilo though I have been there when I was a child. Would love to revisit someday not only to see the churches but also to sample the food!

killerfillers said...

I love to go to Iloilo and visit it's beautiful churches, hopefully next year when all things go as plan.

Kara said...

Yup, the place has lots to offer! And definitely a MUST visit place if you are a seafood lover. =)
Loving your blogs.

Kara said...

Yup Iloilo should be part of your list too. Plus, you can do sidetrips to Bacolod and Guimaras as well. It's pocket friendly as well compared to other places here in the Philippines. =)