Sarap Maglakbay sa Iloilo!

Travel time to Iloilo from Manila takes approximately 20 hours. To lessen boredom I suggest you go out once in a while and enjoy the view that the Philippines has to offer. ;)

After dinner, it was time for 2GO Travel's Magenta Party. Hindi ako na-brief na dapat naka dress! Haha. Check out my gorgeous room mates in their magenta dresses. Bagets na bagets lang ang dating! ;)
From L-R: June, Willa and Lariza.

The magenta party was held in the entertainment area. It was a fun filled night of drinking, singing and more singing! Congrats again to Paul for winning the karaoke challenge and best dressed award for men. ;)

Ann, who I now call Barbie, also won best dressed award for the ladies! Congrats girl. :)

Sadly, I experienced a minor headache that night and had to go back to our cabin earlier than usual. Good thing our vessel provided free anti-vertigo meds to prevent or lessen the feeling of seasickness. Felt better the next day just in time for our Iloilo-Bacolod tour.

2GO Travel provided us shirts to wear for our whole day tour. Sayang I didn't get the memo! Haha. Sana pala nag shorts din ako. ;) From L-R: Lariza, Willa, Ann and June. Photo credit to Willa Stock of The Blogging Traveller.

We were welcomed by a representative from Iloilo's Department of Tourism. Sorry, I forgot to ask her name. But she was the best tour guide ever! ;) If you know her name please leave a comment below!


First stop was BBQ Park located along Gen. Luna Ave., Iloilo City. Of course we just had to have that yummy chicken inasal for lunch. Don't forget to order their sisig dish, masarap din siya! ;)

According to our guide, Iloilo has quite a number of Catholic churches all over the province. These churches were built way back the Spanish colonial period.

Molo Church (also known as The Parish of St. Anne)

Molo Church is called and known as a feminist church because of the 16 statues along the aisle which are mostly female saints. FYI, a lot of devotees come here (mostly ladies) to pray for "The One". Hehe. I didn't know that. Maybe I should start my novena to St. Anne. :)

Next stop: Jaro Cathedral (also known as Our Lady of Candles Parish Church

It is believed that Señora de la Candelaria continuously grow in size and has attracted devotees believing in its miraculous power.

Across the street is the Belfry Tower which used to be a small chapel before they built Jaro Cathedral.

Say hi to Rod! :) The group stopped by the Biscocho Haus for our pasalubong. I hoarded a few bags of these very yummy butterscotch! :)

We also went to the Provincial Capitol of Iloilo to drop off goods donated by bloggers for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. :)

A trip to Iloilo will never be complete without having their famous La Paz Batchoy! Jirbie and I definitely enjoyed this one from Deco's. :) Sooo good!

6 hours in Iloilo is not enough to explore the beauty of this place. I promise to come back real soon! :) Again, I apologize for the image heavy post. Hehe. Yung next post ko about my trip to Bacolod, abangan niyo yan. ;) Bacolod is an hour away ferry ride from Iloilo via 2GO Travel's SuperCat.

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