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Camiguin - Delighted to See Ancestral Houses


Honestly, I didn’t do much research before going to Camiguin. I never thought that I would find ancestral houses in this tiny island, just like what I saw in Silay, Taal, Boac and Vigan. Camiguin still has a number of striking and elaborate ancestral houses that date back to Spanish and American Colonial Periods. These houses can be seen as you pass through the island's well paved circumferential hi-way.


You could not imagine how delighted I was when I saw these houses still standing proud. So, while on our way to the different tourist spots in the island, I took every opportunity to snap a photo of these beautiful houses.








I always believe that heritage houses should be preserved for future generations to enjoy. Everyone should start thinking that each house is an important part of our history. It has been passed to us from previous generations and it is our responsibility to make sure that it'll be passed on to many more generations to come.



This is part of my Solo Northern Mindanao Adventure that happened last August 6-8, 2011. Camiguin is the 32nd province on my list and this Northern Mindanao adventure is my 7th solo trip.
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10 comments :

Gladys | ByahengBarok.com said...

in Camiguin? I didn't know about this. Sayang though, some of the houses seem like they're not being taken cared of. but your last house photo is a really nice one

Joel Aldor said...

The houses are decidedly turn-of-the-century style. Like the houses of Pila, Laguna. Nice post, Mervs. :)

Laurice said...

barely notice those houses sa camiguin.. kasi di naman talga sila well taken care of... sayang..

empi said...

Ganyan bahay namin sa probinsya. Hehe

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Gladys | ByahengBarok.com - oo nga eh... but the others are well taken cared of... may isa pa nga na nire-renovate eh... thanks Gladys! :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Joel Aldor - i am yet to see the houses in Pila... sana soon! thanks Joel! :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Laurice - haha! mahilig lang talaga ako sa mga old structures... hehehe! thanks Laurice! kita kits sa Siquijor! sama ka ba?

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@empi - wow! nice yun ah! if we have one, i will definitely have it preserved... thanks Empi! :)

Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

Sana may time din ako next week to check out those houses. Not your usual Camiguin features ha, nice!

Paula O said...

Nakita ko na to matagal na..sayang di nakapunta ng Camiguin nun nagpunta ako nd CDO...

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