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    Drive by Pictures of Gapan City Nueva Ecija

    Gapan, now a city of Nueva Ecija, hosted Tutubi once when he ate at Luz Kitchenette, restaurant downtown, on his way to San Antonio last year. This time, he passed by the city and saw various improvements including Walter Mart mall (that creates heavy traffic on the highway).

    The welcome arch to Gapan City features a pair of sandals on top testament to the city's tag as the Sandals Capital of Nueva Ecija much like Liliw town of Laguna's claim to the tsinelas as flagship product.




    Note: pictures taken inside a moving car with tinted windows that's why there's noticeable color aberration and blur. Pictures for photojournalistic purpose only (palusot)

    For other interesting places to see in Gapan, Nueva Ecija's official website lists Minalungao National Park, but Tutubi can't visit it due to lack of time. Possibly in the future.

    How to get to Gapan, Nueva Ecija:

    Driving Directions: On NLEX, take Sta. Rita Exit then just follow the route that willlead to Pulilan, Plaridel, Baliuag, San Ildefonso, and San Miguel and Gapan.

    Those with motorcycles or want to avoid toll fees on NLEX can opt to go via MacArthur Highway passing through Caloocan, Valenzuela, Meycauayan, Marilao, Bocaue, Balagtas, Guiguinto (Tabang), Plaridel, Pulilan, Baliuag, San Rafael, San Ildefonso, San Miguel Cabiao, San Isidro, then finally Gapan.

    Commute: Bus to Gapan, Nueva Ecija is serviced by bus companies on EDSA, Cubao Quezon City e.g. Baliwag Transit, Five Star Transit et al with signboards Cabanatuan, Santiago and Tuguegarao

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 10:08 PM,

    25 Comments:

    At Aug 1, 2008, 1:37:00 AM, Blogger the donG said...

    kakatuwa anaman yung sandals sa taas ng arko.

     
    At Aug 1, 2008, 11:39:00 PM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    My hometown is so close to Gapan and yet I have not been there. I did not know that Gapan produces tsinelas. Very cool.

     
    At Aug 17, 2008, 6:03:00 PM, Blogger pieterbie said...

    Really funny: the sandal city.

     
    At Nov 13, 2008, 4:49:00 AM, Blogger Kim said...

    I am from Gapan and I always have viewed it as very boring and have got nothing special to offer. This made me smile though. ;p

     
    At Nov 13, 2008, 4:50:00 AM, Blogger Kim said...

    I am from Gapan and I've always found that it's a very boring place to live in and have got nothing to be proud of it.

    This made me smile though. :p

     
    At Nov 14, 2008, 8:58:00 PM, Blogger tutubi said...

    kim, being boring is relative. you may need to find ways to excitement in your own time

     
    At Mar 21, 2009, 7:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i love gapan city! i really missed the church devoted to the virgin mother divina pastora. its a nice city.

     
    At Sep 11, 2009, 3:01:00 PM, Blogger donuts said...

    hi im here in saipan tga gapan din ako ang ganda na pala ng welcome ng gapan may in god we trust pa sa taas pag papalain ang bayan gapan dahil may in god we trust maganda

     
    At Sep 18, 2009, 12:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hayyysstt....
    miss ko na GAPAN,kelan kya ulit ako
    makakabalik jan,pagka nakikita ko tong pics.a toh..
    naalala ko pa nung anjan ako..
    haiistt..miss ko na din GIRLFRIEND ko..
    taga jan kc xa weh,,kaya nung pumunta ko jan,
    prang ayaw ko ng umuwi d2 samin sa muntinlupa..
    hassyyyt...

    miss na miss na kita intet..
    sna makabalik ulit ako jan..
    huhuhuT_T MAHAL NA MAHAL KITA!!

     
    At Sep 18, 2009, 12:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hayyysstt....
    miss ko na GAPAN,kelan kya ulit ako
    makakabalik jan,pagka nakikita ko tong pics.a toh..
    naalala ko pa nung anjan ako..
    haiistt..miss ko na din GIRLFRIEND ko..
    taga jan kc xa weh,,kaya nung pumunta ko jan,
    prang ayaw ko ng umuwi d2 samin sa muntinlupa..
    hassyyyt...

    miss na miss na kita intet..
    sna makabalik ulit ako jan..
    huhuhuT_T MAHAL NA MAHAL KITA!!

     
    At Nov 28, 2009, 2:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi! are there hotels available in gapan? preferably near walter mart... we'll attend a conference there and we need a place to stay in... pls email me at lrjcopycenter09@yahoo.com.. thanks!!!!

     
    At Nov 28, 2009, 9:40:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, i think I saw several on the highway and waltermart gapan is just on the highway. it's a big place and hotels are not really rare. sorry, no details though

     
    At Feb 2, 2010, 11:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi i got this site to search what gapan city is? since its stranger place to me when i first hear it by informing my new eployer that i would be assigned soon there i just hope i would enjoy my new environment workin there...pretty sure i would keep missing my original city may gapan would be my second home see yah gapan city soon mabuuhay!!!! cris from gingoog

     
    At Apr 14, 2010, 2:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    YEAH..\
    in fact..

    GAPAN is the slipper capital of the north..

     
    At Apr 20, 2010, 2:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    there is a lodging inn at the back of waltermart left side before the waterways first road to the left if you are coming from Manilavia baliwag. the name is Kyoto hotel. for 750.00 for every 12 hours its a bargain its new, a/c rooms and big shower room.

     
    At Aug 16, 2010, 3:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi...i've been searching a site on how to get to gapan.I will be commuting and I will be coming fm capas,tarlac.Meron po ba nakakaalam dito kung ano kayang bus ang puwede kong sakyan either yong deretso o ung dumadaan dun.Pls.email me at simply_joann@yahoo.com.TIA

     
    At Jan 1, 2011, 6:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    At December 31 2010
    hi;i missed the Gapan so much kahit na boring pa siya
    ilang taon narin ako hindi na uwi
    i missed luz kitchenett.
    everytime i go back to gapan i always visit luz kitchenett with my famili there in gapan.i wish i can go home next year so i can go back and eat at luz kitchen the service is very good there i missed the halo-halo and sisig see you soon gapan.

     
    At Jan 27, 2011, 11:36:00 PM, Blogger nikkiinarte said...

    I'm from a nearby town in Gapan. I'm from General Tinio or Papaya, I love going to its public market, the prices of goods are reasonably good, and they usually have the things that I am looking for, and it's not that boring anymore because of the Waltermart Mall..it's much better having your grocery there than in the malls in Cabanatuan, because the goods are arranged conveniently and they have more farm produced goods there..In fact my sister love shopping there than in Mega Center, Pacific & Robinson Malls in Cabanatuan City...I love riding in a tricycle there also bec the drivers don't charge high..

     
    At Jan 31, 2012, 10:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    the city of Gapan is the youngest among the 5 cities in the province of Nueva Ecija. yes, you heard it right! it 's the youngest but this is the oldest place ever created in the province of Nueva Ecija during the spanish era. I come from Nueva Ecija, too, and I haven't seen the church of gapan. I'm planning to visit it in the future. this is the only church in the philippines of byzantine architectural design. aside from historical places in this place. Gapan is the birthplace or hometown of many popular personalities like Nida Blanca, Eula Valdez, Ryza Cenon, Frankie Evangelista (former ABS-CBN News Anchor), Jay Taruc's Father, and a lot more. This is a very interesting place to visit. so, what are you waiting for? Come, visit Gapan, Nueva Ecija! ......and enjoy the rustic and serene provincial ambiance =)

     
    At Apr 11, 2012, 11:25:00 AM, Blogger Gapanlove said...

    Meron bang magandang hotel sa gapan? May aircon, hot water at big room? Please help we are going there in may and would like to be comfortable. Has anyone heard of Bills Cafe Bed and Breakfast

     
    At Apr 11, 2012, 11:26:00 AM, Blogger Gapanlove said...

    Meron bang magandang hotel sa gapan? May aircon, hot water at big room? Please help we are going there in may and would like to be comfortable. Has anyone heard of Bills Cafe Bed and Breakfast

     
    At Apr 23, 2012, 7:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I stayed at Bills Cafe this past March. Its a nice place and the prices are very reasonable.

     
    At Oct 1, 2012, 1:24:00 AM, OpenID nutech said...

    I miss Gapan my native home! My oldschool jrlmhs ! my friends n class 1990. anyway just dropping by. Due to bust schedule mass production i do not haveenough time to visit, since i move to LOS ANGELES CA.I am now a sucessfull business man here and i owe it to my teachers,thanks teachers and friends. as a president and owner of nutech engineering herein california,my company, design and manufacture parts for chevy, ford and chrysler.Recently US governmernt i close a deal contract for robotics and i made a spline gear for Mars Rover.and i am very proud that born filipino/american contribute to expediton .JRLMS Thanks for the help. Magno Villareal. born in sto.cristo norte.cheers!!

     
    At Oct 1, 2012, 1:25:00 AM, OpenID nutech said...

    I miss Gapan my native home! My oldschool jrlmhs ! my friends n class 1990. anyway just dropping by. Due to bust schedule mass production i do not haveenough time to visit, since i move to LOS ANGELES CA.I am now a sucessfull business man here and i owe it to my teachers,thanks teachers and friends. as a president and owner of nutech engineering herein california,my company, design and manufacture parts for chevy, ford and chrysler.Recently US governmernt i close a deal contract for robotics and i made a spline gear for Mars Rover.and i am very proud that born filipino/american contribute to expediton .JRLMS Thanks for the help. Magno Villareal. born in sto.cristo norte.

     
    At Oct 1, 2012, 10:20:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    nutech, you can stop missing them by coming home, then start a company to help your province too :)

     

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