Let’s talk about EX!
A North Luzon lover here.. being raised in Central Luzon, you can’t blame me for loving North Luzon more than any other tourist destination in the country.. and yes, going home and visiting North Luzon is a breeze, specially when SCTEX started operating.. un lang pag nag crave ng balot at hotdog ang mga bagets, sa Bulacan pa din ang daan namin.. sarap kaya ng balot at hotdog sa Baliwag stop over
Kung meron lang Express way to Baguio no? ay wait! meron pala! Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (aka TPLEX). I learned about this last Holy Week. TPLEX is an 89 kilometer 4 lane expressway..heard that it will be full operational this year.. but I doubt it.. seeing the progress they made from our last travel to last week. malabo yata.. and heard rumors na maraming pang right of way ang hindi ayos.. we can wait.
TPLEX will have 12 exits (wiki entry):
- Tarlac Central Toll Plaza
- San Manuel
TPLEX starts where SCTEX ends (Tarlac exit)…based on what I have seen.. babaybayin nito ang kabukiran sa kanang bahai ng Tarlac (if you’re facing north).. we passed by a few constructions in Victoria and Moncada… the only advantage of TPLEX.. no more old houses scenes..bukid everywhere!
And while reading about TPLEX, I learned about Tarlac-Nueva Ecija-Aurora Expressway, a 60Km planned expressway that will make travelling to Aurora faster and hopefully safer! weeeh ang saya lang ng mga EX na to!