The Quezon City I Didn’t Know

I lived in Quezon City for a significant number of years and I didn’t know that there are a few other things you can do around the city aside from the usual tour in the Quezon Memorial Circle or food crawling in Maginhawa Street until recently. So, if you have nothing to do this weekend and you’re just residing in or near Kyusi, why not visit the following spots as a cheap alternative for an out-of-town trip.

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Sabtang Island, Batanes

When we first set foot in Batanes, we really had no idea of what we would do in the province. And since we only have eight days to accomplish everything we could, we needed to come up with some sort of itinerary. We asked around and gathered some leaflets and flyers from travel agencies near our lodge which would serve as our reference. Because Batanes’ weather is so unpredictable, Rowjie and I thought that it’d be best to get done and over with Itbayat before anything else. We thought it’d better to be stuck in Basco while waiting for our flight back to Manila than be in Itbayat which is three hours away by boat from the capital.

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Travel Guide: Itbayat Island

How to get to Itbayat From the capital Basco, you can either ride a boat or a plane to Itbayat. Below are the details: [su_tabs active=”7″][su_tab title=”By Boat”]Entry Point: Chinapoliran Port Exit Point: Basco Port Mode of Transportation: Boat via M/B Itransa or M/B Ocean Spirit Fare: P450 one-way Travel Time: 3 hours Contact #:  +63 939 918 6580 (M/B Ocean Spirit) and +63 908 502 2814 (M/B Itransa)[/su_tab] [su_tab title=”By Plane”]Entry Point: Itbayat Airport Exit Point: Basco Airport Mode of Transportation: Plane via NorthSky Fare: P1850 one-way Travel Time: 7 minutes Contact #: +63 929 794 3513[/su_tab][/su_tabs]

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Basco: North Batan

Basco

Basco, the gateway to the northernmost province of the Philippines, is also the capital of Batanes. Located in Batan Island, Basco is politically divided into six barangays—Ihubok II (Kayvaluganan), Ihubok I (Kaychanarianan), San Antonio, San Joaquin, Chanarian, Kayhuvokan—making it the largest municipality in the island in terms of population and land area.

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