Exciting, vibrant, greenery
Becoming too crowded, areas with slums
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Visit Eastwood City, residential, business, commercial and entertainment development by Megaworld.High end Eastwood Mall with shops and restaurants.Cyberwalk 1 & 2 with shops, cafes, bars & restaurants.Eastwood cinemas, bowling and billiards.Residentail condominiums.BPO offices.Central Park with concert now and then.Eastwood Open Park with concert...more
Quezon City is the most populous and richest city in the Philippines and its City Hall indicates this as it is a high rise building in the heart of Quezon. Although there is not much reason to visit it you will find nearby Quezon Monument, and a Nature Park nearby that are worth a visit.Inside the grounds there is also a wooded area with a stream...more
Araneta Coliseum, often known as the BIG DOME is one of the biggest coliseums in the world and is mainly used for sporting events and concerts. Basketball, boxing and cockfighting take place here regularly as well as religious gatherings, circuses and beauty pageants.Amado Araneta purchased the 35 hectare site in 1952 and construction started 5...more
In the grounds of the City Hall you will find statues of Philippine heroes. As well as Andres Bonifacio you can see Jose Rizal and Manuel Quezon whose name is given to the city. The city was the capital of the Philippines from 1948 to 1976.For more information on Rizal, Bonifacio or Quezon, look at my other tips.more
Unfortunately we did not discover this underpass until we visited the area a second time. The underpass leads from Quezon City Hall to Quezon Memorial Circle which we wanted to visit. After trying for 30 minutes or so to try and cross the road where 7 or 8 lanes of traffic whizzed around the circle we gave up but on our second visit we discovered...more
Outside Quezon City Hall there is a rather impressive statue of Andres Bonifacio (y de Castro) who was the Supreme Leader of the Katipunan Movement which fought Spain for independence. He was born in 1863 but was executed before his 35th birthday. He and his brothers were caught after being tricked into a meeting, then there was a trial (the...more
Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (65 hectare) is a place to relax and escape the city for a few hours. We had to wait for some medical results from a nearby hospital so we discovered this wonderful place and took full advantage of it. Once you pay the 8 pesos entrance fee you will discover a lagoon, shady paths and many different trees and...more
Manuel Quezon's Mausoleum is to be found at the Quezon Memorial Circle at the end of Quezon Avenue. It is built in the center of a roudabout where 8 lanes of traffic whizz round. It is a very interesting structure that is illuminated at night, three vertical columns representing the three areas of the country (Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao), rise 66...more
The Araneta Coliseum was built in the 1960's and is the main sport and entertainment center in Quezon City. It opened with the championship boxing match between Filipino Gabriel "Flash" Elorde and American Harold Gomes. The arena has a seating capacity of over 16,000 and over 20,000 with Standing Room Only. Among it it's regular tenants are the...more
Center for dining and shopping. This city boasts for its numerous malls within it. Coming from South, you will be welcomed by series of malls and dining places at Cubao, here you will find budget-friendly malls such as Farmers' Plaza and Ali Mall, or even high-rated malls such as Gateway, and Rustan's. Watch see a movie at Gateway cinema offering...more
When some Manila vters decided to go for a weekend escapade just within the city, I took the chance to suggest La Mesa Eco PArk. I know this park is a destination for all of us who just wanted a day of getting away from it all. This 33-hectare park has amenities for all the visitors to enjoy their green escapade.Some of the amenities are: swimming...more
4.5 hours of relaxing in Ace Water Hydrotherapy Spa is worth the price of entry (P550/pax). They have different features like the heated pools, jacuzzi, jet massage and the hot herbal pools. The most relaxing feature is the lavender and mint scented hot herbal pools. The place is clean and well-lit and there are enough staff to assist you and guide...more
1315 E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon City, 1100, Philippines
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
This place is much smaller than the promotional photo would suggest. Calling this a hotel would be...more
49 Annapolis Street, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
In the basement floor at the mall you will find a very large food court where you can wander round and see all the wonderful dishes on offer. A set meal will cost you from around 70 pesos to 150 pesos. There was a particular stall called the Bodhi Tree which offered vegetarian and health food, where my wife enjoyed mixed vegetables with fried rice,more
Roberta Seafood Cantina is a reasonably priced restaurant that specializes in, surprise, surpise, seafood dishes! :) The small but clean establishment is located inside UP Teacher's Village. Their dishes are mostly for sharing so your whole dinner won't make that big a dent on your daily allowance. My favorite dishes are tinola sa pakwan, grilled...more
Run by a cooperative of writers, musicians, and artists, Conspiracy is a haven for good music and good food. It occupies the ground floor of a 2-storey Spanish-themed house. You have the option to stay in the airconditioned Music Room where the night's featured singer or band plays from 10pm til 12 nn or 1am, or dine al fresco in the garden. Regular performers include Joey Ayala, Noel Cabangon, Gary Granada, Cynthia Alexander, Bayang Barrios, Cookie Chua, Heber Bartolome, Paolo Santos, Jimmy Bondoc, to name a few.
Dress Code: Casual: sneakers, jeans, slippers allowed as long as you look decent. :-)
There is a huge mall in Quezon right by EDSA, and you can't miss it as there is a small garden with a waterfall outside. The mall has all the usual shops, department stores, stalls selling cellphones, cinemas, play areas for children, and the usual agents trying to sell condominiums.And of course a foodcourt.more
The Araneta Center was once the premier shopping destination in the metro. With Ali Mall and Farmers Market being the main focus of shoppers. However it went into decline and was overtaken by the posh malls of Makati. A few years ago the Araneta's who own much of the commercial tried to regain the position by redeveloping the area and launching the...more
You can find anything in Quezon City, from schools, shops, old churches, universities, and hidden parks not yet published.
Fondest memory: The best memory I had of Quezon City was the night life with my family and friends during the holidays.
A. Going Alone
Traveling is fun, even if you are just riding a jeep. It is always best to plan the trip to eliminate foul-ups, snafus or mix-ups which could always ruin or defeat the purpose of the trip.
After determining the place to visit, find out what tourist spots and places of interest are nearby, those which could be visited within the day or if far from the place you intend to use as your base, how many days are needed for the trip to and from the identified spots. Find out what types of activities are available and the cost, if any, the availability of reliable guides and where to lodge when you do out of town trips.
Next find out how to go there. What means of transportation to use, (public transport or own car?). These data could very well be provided by your travel agent ,complemented by some authentic sources in the internet.
B. Traveling with Friends
Surely this could be one of your enjoyable trips. Just to avoid conflicts and arguments later on, be sure to do the planning with your friends. Agree on what place to use as base, what “in-base” and “out-base” places to visit, how to go there, where to stay, where to eat, how costs will be shared and who brings what.
C. Traveling with your family
This trip could be the most awaited travel of the entire family. Chances are, it is only now that the schedule of each member of the family was able to jibe. This is not an easy task to do of course. Therefore, people should really plan the trip if possible to the smallest detail, to avoid, if not totally eliminate, any and all possible hitches, and enjoy every bit of touring around, Q.C.