Being the largest city in my home country, Quezon City is full of surprises. Aside from holding historical and economic landmarks, it also bears places of serenity and cultural appreciation like no other. Places like Maginhawa Street, the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus, and the La Mesa Eco Park provide quaint and unique surroundings which let one be teleported away from the usual bustling metropolis.
The University of the Philippines Diliman Campus is a haven for free thinkers, artists, and anyone in pursuit of academic excellence. With the row of native trees and historical academic buildings along its main oval structure, one will be truly inspired in thought and creation.
Eating out? Why not try "Van Gogh is Bipolar" or "Delish," which are just two of the many quirky home-owned food joints you can see along the stretch of this seemingly quiet road. Other specialty shops, like bookstores, music studios and even tattoo parlors make this road a thriving economic zone in itself.
For a family-oriented experience at a very affordable price, La Mesa Eco Park will surely deliver and then some. It's also a great exercise venue, especially for those who prefer nature walks and trail runs.
So don't be deceived by the notion of a metropolis... that's what Quezon City is all about!