|The new Cauayan City Hall|
|Our Lady of the Pillar church|
Laoag is more touristy, too. My hometown has the Tobacco Monopoly monument, the Museo Iloco, the sinking bell tower, St. William's Cathedral, the Gov. Roque Ablan Sr. Shrine (shameless plugging) and the La Paz sand dunes. On the other hand, Cauayan has one statue. One statue! (and it's of Jose Rizal) That's its only landmark.
And Cauayan feels smaller, at least that was my perception. It took me less than 10 minutes to circle the central business district.
Now, let's talk more about my commute.
Anyway, every morning, after breakfast, I'd unfold my Brompton and bike from my hotel to my seminar venue in UPHS-Isabela Campus, 3 kms. south of the city center. It took me about 8 minutes to traverse the Maharlika Highway to get to my destination
|I'm glad there was a shoulder on the highway where I could bike at my own pace.|
|The Isabela Hotel|
|Brommie Skywalker also attended my seminar|
|Leaving the campus|
|I bike along the Maharlika highway|