Friday, December 23, 2011

Iloilo City Morning Walk (lakbay rizal final leg)

2nd solo flashpacking around the visayas region in 2 days
september 24-25, 2011 saturday-sunday

objective: to visit the best tourist spots that fits my taste and budget accordingly
additional task: finalizing my lakbay-rizal quest, completing the 26 stamps in 2 months

iloilo-dumaguete-cebu on weekend only


i woke-up as early as 0215H for the earliest domestic flight i had. arrived in NAIA terminal 3 around 0300H. took breakfast first in the mezzanine area on the 2nd floor. afterwards, entered the express check-in counter for passengers who don't have check-in luggage. then paid terminal fee of php200. at 0430H, aircraft took-off at 15 minutes early departing time.

boardwalk jogging place by ilongo's

panaderia de molo stamp site

panaderia de molo stamp site

after touchdown, rode an aircon van costs php50 bound to molo transport terminal. after 20 minutes, i just walked around 200 meters for the terminal to the molo church. photo-ops for this part of iloilo city posted in billboard by a local councilor as the "athens of the philippines" due to the architectural design of the church. since the stamp site (panaderia de molo, located 50 meters away from the plaza) will open at 0800H, i have spare time to stroll around. i went to boardwalk which is 100 meters away, the ilongo's place for jogging area and ate hot little "bibingka" costs php20 for 8 pcs. at 0750H, i have my lakbay rizal 24th stamp. infront of panaderia de molo is the multicab (timawa) bound to iloilo pier for bacolod crossing.

molo church

molo church

molo church

MOLO CHURCH AND ESCOLTA - Rizal’s boat, the S.S. EspaƱa arrived at Iloilo where Dr. Rizal had the chance to visit Escolta and the Church of Molo

but before i went to pier, i saw another landmark which has rizal monument infront of a catholic church. this place is called plaza libertad infront of san jose church.  this plaza was formerly called "plaza alfonso xii". right at the center of iloilo city, it is where the flag of the first philippine republic was raised in triumph after spain surrendered to iloilo.

san jose church

plaza libertad

ferry and bus trip from iloilo to dumaguete

1 comment:

  1. So there's really a van going to Molo from Iloilo Airport. Where is the drop-off? The Molo Transport Terminal where we can take a jeep to Miag-ao? We're planning to see both Molo and Miag-ao church. How far is Molo Church from the terminal just by walking? Thanks!


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