Although Quezon is only a 3-hour drive from Manila, the province if often overlooked by travellers (locals included). For anyone who isn´t aware of all the greatness Quezon has to offer, I recommend having a look over at journeyingjames.com who did a great write up of the best of Quezon.
“The best things in life are free” and that certainly goes for Quezon. Most items on James´ top list can be visited free of charge: heritage houses, churches, festivals.
Main street in Sampaloc, Quezon via Flickr
The only items that would cost you a few pesos would be the food, and there´s plenty of it to try in Quezon: how about some traditional Lucban Longganisa sausages with fried Siopao, budin cassava cake for dessert and Lambanog coconut wine to wash it all away.
For more insider tips head over to James blog and be sure to read his other articles as well. His adventures are amazing.
Being blessed with a common name has some major disadvantages in the digital era. Starting a personal blog for example: your name is likely already registered by someone else. In my case, the.com .net and .org versions were already registered so I started searching for another suitable extension.
There are still plenty of country codes available (like .ph for example) but I don´t want to limit my blog to one particular country. That´s why I decided on martinperez.asia
A fun fact is that this domain was previously owned by Martin Benedict Perez, who at that time was teaching social sciences at the Philippine Science High School. Initially his blog was called AKOMISMO and later renamed to The Lesson Plan. He currently blogs at Here, Now and the articles are well worth a read.
Meanwhile, I plan on further developing this blog with my musings on travel, current affairs and whatever else I want to share with the world. I hope you enjoy the ride.