Travel: Ugu Bigyan’s at Tiaong, Quezon

06 June 2010

Travel: Ugu Bigyan’s at Tiaong, Quezon

To make the most out of my 12-day leave, I knew that I would have to travel — either internationally or locally. I initially chose the former. However, given the limited time to prepare for an international travel, I decided to do a series of local photowalks slash tours and trips instead.

It was in mid-May when I decided to join an organized tour by Ultimate Philippines Tour. Coincidentally, the Ultimate Philippines Tour was organized by a group of bloggers (and one of them happened to be Anton Diaz, my teacher at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati for blogging and internet marketing). I didn’t want to go by myself. Hence, I asked Arman to go with me.

May 15, Saturday. At 3 in the morning, I and Arman drove from QC to Makati. The group attending the Ultimate San Isidro Festival and Viaje Del Sol Culinary Tour would meet at 6750 and would leave for Lucban, Quezon at 3:30 in the morning.

En route to Lucban, we visited Ugu Bigyan’s ceramics haven at Tiaong, Quezon.

“Augusto “Ugu” Bigyan is a ceramics artist. Ugu produces dinnerware sets, decorative tiles and accent pieces for finishing walls and flooring. He enjoys great patronage from well-known individuals, up-scale hotels and posh resorts such as Amanpulo, Campo Travieza, Casa Patricia, El Nido, Hidden Valley and Villa Escudero. His residence cum workshop is located at Lusacan, Tiaong, Quezon.

Aside from artistically displayed clayware, Ugu’s workshop/showcase offers quaint huts with which one can relax and leisurely enjoy a lush garden trimmed with terracotta chimes, fountains and koi ponds. Meals are served but must be arranged in advance.”

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Garden is a maze of paths leading to huts and gazebos

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Gazebos and brick houses

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More decors

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Travel Date: 15 May 2010
Budget: PHP 4,800 per person (all-in inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner, all entrance fees and demonstrations, tourist bus transportation, the best personal guide in Quezon — Tina Decal), plus surprises along the way.)
Place: Ugu Bigyan, Tiaong, Quezon
Address: Alvarez Village, Lucasan, Ugu Bigyan, Tiaong, Quezon
Telephone Number: +63.42.545.9144 or +63.917.560.5708
Website: TBA
Others: Ultimate San Isidro Festival and Viaje Del Sol Culinary Tour:

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