The heat was becoming intolerable so we all decided to leave Baluarte at 02:30 PM. There was nothing much to see there anyways. I wanted to visit the other museums in Vigan but we were already exhausted from walking along Calle Crisologo and Baluarte on a very hot day. We thought we didn't have any energies left to even walk because it seemed like the summer heat had sucked all our power but the sight of the picture-perfect Quirino Bridge in the town of Bantay made us jump from our seats and got us excited to explore the rocky beach that we had seen earlier in the day.
Visiting Baluarte at 1:00 in the afternoon on Easter Sunday wasn't exactly the best idea for a group of twenty-something pals who tagged along ze impatient parents XD Even the charming Calle Crisologo didn't win their hearts. And I say blame the summer heat that felt like 40° Celsius on our skin.
Before heading to the Heritage Village, I was expecting to only find old houses and museums and that it would be so hard to look for cheap pasalubongs. Wrong and wrong. Calle Crisologo is actually a whole stretch of souvenir and antique shops. Being a sucker for souvenirs, my initial reaction after seeing this awesome strip of pasalubong goodness was between OH MY #$@%#@$ GAAAHD and HELL YEEEEEAH! :))