Experience Quezon 2016: Discovering New Destinations

The province of Quezon has always been close to my heart. As a matter of fact, my X chromosomes are from the bloodlines of the hardworking natives of the province while my Y chromosomes, on the other hand, are from the oragon people of Albay. 

That's why, when I got an email from the Quezon Tourism Office inviting me to participate in a media tour of their province, I immediately said yes. For me, it's like coming back home and exploring each part of the hose more thoroughly. 
Check out our bus!
My media and tourism friends
Experience Quezon 2016: Discovering New Destinations is a 4-day media tour event that aims to promote new and potential tourist destinations in the province. Aside from that, the tour also promotes the unique delicacies that the province has to offer.

Check out the places that we visited, cuisines that we tested,and festivals that we joined in our 4-day media tour:*

Day 1 Infanta-Real
Blue Pavilion Beach Resort (Infanta)
Welcome drinks - Lipote Juice (Infanta)
Infanta Suman tasting activity (Infanta)
How to make a Sinantolan dish activity (Infanta)
Katmon fruit and katmon jelly (Infanta)
Surfing tutorial in The ParK  (Real)
Dinner in Blue Pavilion Beach Resort (Infanta)

Day 2 Tayabas- Atimonan -Pagbilao
Hermano Puli Shrine (Tayabas)
Pancit Habhab at Liwag Pancitan (Tayabas)
Malagonlong Bridge (Tayabas)
Quezon Protected Landscape (Atimonan/Pagbilao)

Zigzag Park (Atimonan)
Talk about traditional medicine with Kuya Jacob
Herbal Pavilion (Atimonan)
Minukmok making activity (Pagbilao)
A traditional dance number by the Atimonan Dance Troupe
Cortijo de Palsabangan (Pagbilao)

Day 3 Gumaca-Tayabas-Lucban
Entering Gumaca
Arana'e Baluarte Festival (Gumaca)
Kuta San Diego (Gumaca)
Gumaca Cathedral
Mayohan sa Tayabas Festival
Graceland Estates and Country Club (Tayabas)
Pahiyas Festival (Lucban)

Day 4 Tayabas-Lucena
Graceland Estates and Country Club (Tayabas)
Chocolate Balls with lambanog for dessert

Delinong Manok dish making and tasting (Tayabas)
Tayabas Basilica (Tayabas)
Restroom 20 in Lucena City
*Please click the link to find out more about the place, food, or event mentioned.

Those were one of the most memorable 4 days of my love. I do hope that I would be invited again on another tour of the province one of this days.


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