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Tips as You Head North!

Pampanga is a must-do destination, with all sorts of sights, sounds, and scrumptious food to enjoy and appreciate. In addition to that, Christmas is on the horizon, so you’ll definitely want to consider a drive to San Fernando, the home of the PARUL SAMPERNANDU or famed CHRISTMAS LANTERN.

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To get there from Metro Manila you take the NLEX, which makes things super easy. Just remember the following:

Make sure your tank is full, your tires have adequate pressure, your water and oil levels are topped off, and things are all working. You don’t wanna be breaking down on the road.

All That You Can’t Leave Behind:

  • Drinking water
  • And your wallet (including driver’s license)
  • Load up your RFID
  • Bring your phone charger cord Of course, you’ll likely be hauling a whole bunch of other things but these are essential. Your comfort depends on them!

The drive isn’t as long as it used to be thanks to the Skyway and NLEX but still, you need to be fully awake and alert. Coffee before you leave is a great idea. Or an energy drink (if it’s not too early in the morning). Maybe create a music playlist that’ll keep your internal motor running, rather than put you to sleep? The point being – stay sharp, stay alert.

You’ll probably want to grab a bite to eat along the way. Fortunately, there are plenty of places to drop by for a decent meal, from proper restaurants to fast food chains and convenience stores. Petron Lakeshore Km 71 North Luzon Expressway, Mexico Pampanga

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Photo credits: (Facebook) Lakeshore Philippines/Caltex Mega Station

Caltex Mega Station 

Km. 62 North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), San Fernando City, Pampanga 

Shell of Asia 

E1, North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Guiguinto, Bulacan

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Drive & Dine (which also features the biggest Nike store) Km 17 North Luzon Expressway, Valenzuela City 

Have fun and enjoy San Fernando, one of the finest places to be during Christmas and indeed, throughout the year!

To learn more about Azure North, contact us at (+63) 917 555 5274 or click this link to drop a message through our contact form.


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