Road Trip Day 4 – Lucena City

 

The Queen Margarette Hotel in Lucena City was a good choice.  We had a good night’s rest, as the rooms are spacious and have comfortable beds.

The buffet breakfast which consisted of mostly Filipino dishes were good too. They had scrambled eggs, ham, tocino , danggit dried fish, garlic and plain rice. They also offered pancakes and bread, among other things. That came free with our booking. I find that so convenient because it saved us a lot of time. 🙂

Since our bookings were prepaid, check out after breakfast, was fast and easy.

At around 10 in the morning, we started our road trip again.

This is the 4th day of our road trip from Manila to Davao.

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I love the hotel’s lobby. Ka cute ng stairs nila! 🙂

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The restaurant is overlooking that swimming pool. Relaxing view, specially in the morning when there are no users yet. It’s quiet. 🙂

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Of course, I had to pose with mama and papa. hehe

Some photo op below before leaving the hotel. 🙂

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These carvings reminded me of the hotel we stayed at, in Siem Reap. Beautiful right?

 

BACK ON THE ROAD:

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I love the green mountains….

And the sea…

Yes, this is how beautiful the Philippine countryside looks like. We do not have the colorful leaves that autumn brings, but we have breathtaking sea views such as below…. I wish I can explain it in words. But I can’t. So it is better for you to do your own road trip and tell me what you think. 🙂

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And the roads, surprisingly, aren’t bad at all… These photos remind me of Bukidnon in Mindanao.

Even the overcast weather couldn’t hide the beauty that nature brings. Pretty sight in Quezon Province.

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I ‘m not sure where I took this picture. But I found it so interesting. 🙂  Trains don’t use this track anymore. So the locals put some kind of a carriage on top of it. And use it as their transportation. How ingenious! ha ha

 

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And then we found some traffic. 🙂 The bus is patiently waiting for the tricycle with a lot of pigs in it. lol

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Another traffic cause. When you’re on vacation, this does not bother you. But imagine how frustrating it is when you are on your way to work. 🙂

 

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Ok, the first time I’ve seen this giant Silver Swan bottle was in 2010 when the hubby and I had the same road trip. I found it cute then. I still do, now. Forgive the raindrops on our windshield. Regardless of the weather, the view still looked beautiful right?

The trip was really fun, specially for us who love to travel. But restaurants are far and between. Therefore, I suggest that you take the opportunity to eat or buy food when the need arises. Lest, you  get hungry along the road. That’s not a good situation specially when you have kids around.

In our case, we found Graceland. Nope, not the one in Memphis, Tennessee. haha. But the one in Bicol Region. Boy was I so happy with their bakeshop! Look at the bread! It tasted as good as it looks… 🙂

We had lunch there as well. I loved their Bicol Express. It was my first time to eat it. And I’m glad I did, because that has become one of my favorites now.

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We continued our road trip after lunch.

Along the road, we saw a procession with statues depicting the suffering of Jesus.

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We arrived in Legazpi City just before sunset. Finding Hotel Alicia was a little difficult even with the Montero’s GPS. 🙂 But it was a nice hotel with a good price. I booked 3 Standard Double rooms and 1 Junior Suite for me and John. I was kinda surprised though to find out that the Junior Suite is smaller than the Standard Double, even if the former was more expensive than the latter. Weird huh?

Plus the standard double rooms are just beside this swimming pool. 🙂 So it is really convenient for my family. Specially for the nephews who love to swim!

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It has been a long and tiring day…. The trip was about 6 hours at least. So despite the fact that the room wasn’t what we expected, I still welcomed the sight of the bed. 🙂 Time to rest for an hour or so, before proceeding to dinner…

Goodbye for now my friends.

See you again on the next installment of our Manila to Davao Road Trip. 🙂

 

 

 

Lea C. Walker

http://www.davaoproperties.com

 

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