There are so many fake signature purses and clothes that you can buy at Fort Ilocandiaranging from Gucci, Louis Vuitton,Channel, Juicy Couture, Hermes, Burberry, Coach, Armani, Boss, etc. Be careful in bringing these back in the United States because you might be apprehended at the airport and it will cost you at least $2,000 in fines. Besides this you will be prosecuted!
The purses are very cheap beause these are made in Hong Kong and imported to the Philippines. If you buy, make sure to use them right away and remove the tags. Don't bring home new ones in plastics as these will alert airport authorities in the U.S.!!!Don't even dare to sell them on E-bay either because there are lawyers of these signature companies who files against imitators. These are copyrighted goods.
At 8pm, there was nothing so much to do in Laoag. so we decided to check out the bar scene. Walking along the dark alleys, we couldn't find one, getting impatient, I asked this bank security for a "bar or disco". And he seemed so nice to hail a tricycle for us and directed the driver to B1 (i was like oh-kay, gotta look for B2 somewhere!)
After 20 min ride, after about 6 left turns, we came across this place, the guard was right: about 6 bars there. Only, there are about 6 girls in skimpy outfits and heavy make up all lined up outside each bar!
But maybe there is at least one single decent around here, I thought. Nada. Get me outta here, my mind is almost screaming. It took about 15 mins before we luckily got another tricycle (not so much tricycle around this area) who took us back. And guess what we found, Cockhouse bar, just about 2 blocks from our hotel!
Laoag is a clean city and the traffic generally flows very smoothly. Local authorities have had the foresight to ban tricycles from the main thoroughfares during the busy hours or periods, so the route through the center of the city should not cause major delays.
Farinas Caltex Station, Bacarra Road,Brgy. 55-B Salet,, Laoag, 2900, Philippines
Good for: Couples
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