After 12 hours on a bus, Elietess and I finally arrived in Laoag. What normally would be an 8-hour night trip on a super deluxe bus turned into 12 due to getting stranded for more than 3 hours at a bridge in San Juan, Ilocos Sur. A truck had gotten stuck in the soft gravel road serving as a detour due to ongoing bridge repairs and it took some time before they managed to pull it out.
Had breakfast at Elietess then did the rounds of resource persons for the research project then checked-in at Balay de Blas.
This is the standard double-double room. It has its own living room.
Which has a spiral staircase leading to a balcony and a function room.
The room itself is spacious and has 2 large double beds on antique bed frames.
The bathroom is spacious and modern.
And the shower stall is beautiful.
Really nice. Unfortunately, I realized I would be alone in the entire floor! Not a very good idea when evening comes. So I changed rooms. Hehehe.