The last time the Philippines hosted the World Costume Festival was in 2001 in Davao. It took twelve long years before the event is staged again in the country. But this time the World Costume Festival 2013 was hosted in the Heritage City of Vigan in Ilocos Sur.
It was wild, crazy and everything in red! It was Chinese New Year, and I was so lucky to have been invited by Ramada Manila Central to celebrate the festivities in their posh hotel.
coming from Santa Rosa Laguna, I traveled all the way to Manila then took a cab to Binondo to join the celebration. The traffic jam is terrible. So I am resigned to the fact that my only option get to Binondo from the LRT Carriedo Station is to walk.
I have been dying to do a Pampanga Food Tou on my own, or join a Tour Group. Then around 10:30PM Tuesday night, while I was busy working, Robbie called me on the phone, asking if I have anything to do last Wednesday. “Wala, naman. Bakit ano meron” I said.
We continued our conversation. Later he told me that there will be a Pampanga Food Tour the next day. I got so excited! Then a few minuts later I got another surprise. He texted “The camera crew of Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho” will be with you so thduring the whole tour.
Many people come to the Kalibo Ati-atihan Festival because of the seemingly endless street partying and the street dancing where the locals pain themselves in black and wear brightly colored ati costumes.