Iloilo City General

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Iloilo City General

  • General thoughts

    Last November (2010), I stayed for a few days in Urban Inn, very close to La Paz market. I took a jeepney along the coast to Miagao for the church, and then several more back to town stopping off at each of the churches; they are, but only my opinion, all very well worth visiting. JM Basa street is great, again just my opinion, for the...

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  • Big Carton Boxes

    when in the Panay Region and Iloilo City, one must buy the ubiquitous Big Carton Boxes which are the smaller version of the Balikbayan Boxes that Filipino Expatriates buy abroad and stuff their "pasalubongs" to friends, family and relatives. These smaller carton boxes of which the largest size if fit for at least 7 kilos (the allowable limit for...

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  • Barquillos

    Iloilo City and Province is not only famous for it's Batchoy soup but also due to it's Barquillos. The Barquillos is of spanish origin but was localized in th philippines since filipinos stuff the hollow inside of it with assorted fillings like polvoron or fruit jams and are now available in many flavors like Ube or Pandan. They are available...

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  • Batchoy

    One must never leave Iloilo City without trying the famous noodle dish of Iloilo, The Batchoy. You can find them practically everywhere here in Iloilo City, among upscale restaurants and hotels, hole in the wall eateries and at the public market and at the La Paz District (where it was born). Batchoy is made from a beef soup stock with miki noodles...

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  • shanty towns

    one depressing sight here is the shanty towns. Barely held together shacks that often have no water or electricity and house entire families. Don't feel TOO bad, though as these people are very happy, hard working citizens and are always willing to help out their fellow man.

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  • go to Canada!

    locals here often aspire to leave the country for a better life. It is getting harder for Filipinos to get to the US but apparently, it is much easier to get to Canada. There are ads everywhere promising a quick and easy entry into Canada.

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  • Visit the Dinagyang!

    Iloilo is a top member of the festival islands celebrating their unique festivals during the month of January. Dinagyang is celebrated every last weekend of January. It is fascinating to watch the parade of costumes, the energetic tribal dances, happy smiles, the colorful floats and the heart-pounding makeshift drums.

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  • Iloilo City QUICK&EASY Guide

    Here's a QUICK&EASY GUIDE map to almost EVERYTHING in the cityHope you'll find it usefulJuts copy and paste in in the address windowhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/whyte/ILOILO/city_properLATEST.jpg

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  • For more tourist information...

    Visit the Department of Tourism's (DOT) office for more information on attractions not just in Iloilo but in nearby provinces - Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, and Negros Occidental. The available information includes:1) Package tours and tour operators2) Hotel and accommodation3) Sights and attractions - natural, historical4) Festival schedules5)...

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