It was the first day of the year 2011 and I realized I would be going back to Manila in a couple of days without even visiting at least one of the popular tourist destinations in the Ilocos Region. Time seems to fly too fast whenever I go home for the holidays. My short vacation is normally spent in the house cleaning and fixing things, or going to town to buy food and other stuff needed for new year’s eve celebration, not to mention the time I spend catching up with childhood friends who like me are also home for the holiday season. Luckily when I asked my younger brother if he knew of a nearby place we could visit which does not require more than one hour of travel, he suggested we go to Suyo. This is an interior town located in the southernmost part of the Province of Ilocos Sur.

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