Easy recipes, doable beauty tips, a 30-day fitness guide, and so much more in the September issue of Good Housekeeping Philippines, out now.

Grab a copy now!

Good Housekeeping
Kat Von Einsiedel, Contributor
March 24, 2012

Iloilo: The Sweet Life

True, nothing lasts forever. But with a visit to Iloilo today, you can still experience the grandeur of life that once was. By Kat Von Einsiedel

A trip to Iloilo reminds you that this indeed was once the land of the sugar barons. There were the grand, palatial homes with servants waiting on hand and foot, and then there was the extravagant lifestyle of global travels and lavish soirees. But as with all good things, nothing lasts forever. War and labor conflicts caused by angry workers who lived at the opposite end of luxury cost the sugar barons plenty. And, as the demand for sugar declined, the flow of money slowed down to a trickle. The extravagance diminished but did not completely disappear.

Today, you can still get a peek at the grandeur of life that once was. Scroll through the gallery below to get a glimpse of Iloilo.


For more on Iloilo, check this out on FN:


For more travel destinations, try these:


(First published in Good Houskeeeping Philippines as "Now and Then: Sweet Life" in March 2009; adapted for use in Female Network)

Page 1 of 1

COMMENTS
Name :
Email :
Website :
Comment :
Security Image
 
 
NOTE: FemaleNetwork.com is a CLEAN ZONE. Editors reserve the right to delete obscene comments.
Filter comments by:
  • Be the first one to comment...
Filter comments by:
 
follow us
Kat Von Einsiedel
Contributor
LATEST Articles
MOST READ Articles
4 Tips on How You Can Enjoy Japan Without Using Up Your Savings
It won't hurt your wallet as badly as you might expect.  Sep 26, 2016 
12 TV Shows to Watch with Your BFF on Lazy, Makeup-Free Days
Time to do nothing, ladies!  Sep 25, 2016 
You Can Still Travel the World and Remain Financially Responsible
Traveling may not be a priority, but you can make it happen!  Sep 24, 2016 
16 Korean Drama Couples Who Define #RelationshipGoals
Binge-watch over the weekend!  Sep 23, 2016  1
ADVERTISEMENT