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We’re big fans of road trips. We’ve driven to almost every point of Luzon, so much so that we now know which gas stations have Razon’s and Kenny Rogers on NLEX, even without the help of Waze. A few weeks ago, we got an invite from Hyundai Philippines to try out its all-new Elantra compact sedan in Cebu for a road trip. Turns out it was also an adventure for our taste buds.
We flagged off from Hyundai’s new dealership in Mandaue City, and headed to Kandaya Resort in Daanbantayan, which is located at the northernmost tip of Cebu. We drove a total of 283km during our three-day trip.
Aside from the lechon present with almost every meal of the day, our itinerary included a Korean barbecue cook-off by the beach. We learned that it was almost as fun to prepare food as it was to consume it. Almost. But the highlight of the trip was still the drive along Dalan Antonio y De Pio Highway and Central Nautical Highway.
The Korean carmaker designed our route so that we’d experience the mountain twisties and the coastal roads. And despite the long journey, the congested traffic and the occasional rough terrain of the province, we were able to comfortably and safely drive the Elantra with three people (and equipment) onboard.
Who would have thought that the Elantra could be a great road-trip companion in the province?