Liwaliw sa Liliw

Before my balikbayan aunt headed back to the land of milk and honey, she we could not pass up the chance to visit Liliw, Laguna and shop for slippers and sandals.  So one sunny Saturday, the girls + darling bub trooped to this quaint town down under.

We were in for a surprise as we only learned when we got there that they’re celebrating their town fiesta – feast of St. John the Baptist.   Before hitting the shops, we paid a visit to their old, Baroque-style church.  It’s always a marvel to visit old churches because there’s always a story behind it, and a story waiting to be told.

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Then a quick but savory lunch at Arabela – which I’ll do a separate post on.

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Finally, shopping!

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The last time I was in Liliw was when I was about 5 or 6 years old, when I tagged along with my mom.  What I remember much from that trip was the stores selling uraro (local biscuit) and slippers on the street.  That’s why I was pleasantly surprised to find rows of stores/ establishments on the streets leading to the church.  It’s organized, not chaotic considering it’s their fiesta ha.

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I would really urge you dear readers to pay Liliw a visit.  You’ll have a grand time getting your hands on reasonably-priced and locally-made footwear while experiencing the warm southern hospitality Laguna folks are known for.

How to get there – please click here.

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