Another Aniversario Especial! This is a long due post btw. XD
Last year, we spent our anniversary at Cafeno (by my request) and we had a lovely date!
For this year, we spent it in the nearer-in-Manila Vigan: Taal!
|Welcome to Taal - the balisong and barong capital of the Philippines!|
BASILICA DE SAN MARTIN DE TOURS (TAAL)
Our first stop was the biggest church in Asia - Basilica de San Martin de Tours - aka Taal church.
|J posing with the majestic church|
|Back of the prayer room|
|Look how huge this structure is!|
|Antique-looking building adjacent the prayer room|
|Posing time again!|
|Photo of me and the church. Grand, it is.|
|Left side angle of the church.|
|The magnificent church|
We also walked around near the area.
Saw a not-so-maintained Jose Rizal statue. Please, if anyone with power in Taal is reading this, please please repaint this statue. Jose Rizal, being our national hero, should have a more dignified statue. It partially reflects on how we view our culture.
Buntong-hininga. Going back... The town is filled with ancestral houses.
|Interesting old houses nearby|
|The common two-storey house type during the Spanish colonial period.|