Nov 27, 2010

City of Vigan

The second card from Magin, this time a card of the beautiful City of Vigan in Philippines, her favorite Unesco World Heritage Site in Philippines. On the card it is printed: "Vigan is the capital city of Ilocos Sur and is located on the west coast of Northern Luzon. It is the oldest surviving Spanish colonial city in Philippines. It is well-known for its cobblestone streets, colonial houses made of bricks and the unique European atmosphere."
Magin also writes me that there is a legend about this old Spanish city. "According to the legend, the reason why this town survived during World War II was because one of the Japanese soldiers fell in love with a local girl, so he radio to their base saying that there was no need to bomb the Vigan town, since there were no longer American soldiers in the town. So, the city of Vigan was spared." I hope this legend is true, too, Magin :)

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