Formerly called Indan, the town of Vinzons, Camarines Norte was named after it's homegrown hero, Wenceslao Q. Vinzons. He is a a lawyer, hero of World War II, governor of Camarines Norte and one of the youngest members of the 1934 Constitutional Convention. His two-storey ancestral house in Vinzons was declared a National Historical Landmark in 1991 by the National Historical Institute.
It wasn't hard to find his house as it stands gallantly along the main road at the town's poblacion. We wanted to enter the house as we heard that it has a public library and houses some of Wenceslao Vinzons' memorabilia.
Unfortunately, it was closed when we were there. Upon asking some locals, they told us that it has been closed for a long time as it is not safe to enter the house anymore. The structure is already in a state of dilapidation and needs urgent rehabilitation.
HOW TO GET THERE
By Land: From Manila, take bus bound for Daet, Camarines Norte. Travel time is about 8 hours and fare is around 700 pesos. From Daet, take a jeepney to Vinzons, Fare is 16 pesos and travel time is about 30 minutes.
By Air: There are no commercial flights to Camarines Norte. The nearest commercial airport is in Naga, Camarines Sur. From Manila, take and 40-minute plane ride to Naga. Then take a public van (188 pesos) or bus(around 140 pesos) to Daet, Camarines Norte, travel time is 1.5-2 hours. From there, take a jeepney to Vinzons, fare is 16 pesos and travel time is about 30 minutes.
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|This is part of my adventures in Camarines Norte last September 16-18, 2012. Camarines Norte, a province in Bicol Region is the 77th province on my list. I enjoyed the sights, adventures the friendliness of the people. I'm also happy to meet a good old friend who toured me around his home province. Join me as I continue my journey to visit all 80 province in the Philippines!|
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