Fort Ilocandia, Laoag
Fort Ilocandia was one of the places which was originally not on our agenda. The sand dunes were but not the hotel itself. We were brought here by chance because it was too hot to go straight to Bangui for the windmills and to actually do the sand dunes. We’ve learned to accept that our skin will get dark during the summer but we weren’t ready for it to look like burnt wood! haha :)
I heard stories about this place from my grandmother who used to frequent it back during the height of the Marcos Regime and how extravagant the place was back then because the family used it to welcome guests and dignitaries all over the world. It made me wonder how life would’ve been back then for fashion bloggers like us and if we would be welcome! If our careers would be in the same path it is now with how Imelda supported designers back then. Or if we would have to censor what we would do or write here. Hm… what do you think?
Top, Skirt and Necklace from H&M, Shoes from Zara, Hat from Landmark Department Store
A big thank you to DESTINATION GETAWAYS for arranging the tour of our trip! Can’t wait to tell you more about their services on our photo diary :)