Mera Joy Aniolga

Davao IT

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

10 am- depart from Iloilo
Plane ride is 1 hour
11 am arrived in Davao
Took a cab to C5 Dormitel
Slept until 4 pm because we were dead tired. We didn’t sleep the night before because we were scared to be left by the plane.
Took a jeep to SM City Davao.
Wandered at the mall and ate at the food court.
Took another cab going to Abreeza Mall.
Again, we wandered at the mall and mused over the dancing fountains.
Took a cab to get to Kangaroo Cafe.
Walked back to C5.

Woke up at 4am to prepare for Samal.
Ate at this cheap place in front of Ateneo. It’s a carinderia but it’s prices are way too cheap. 2 rice, 3 viands and 2 soft drinks at only 75 pesos.
Asked a driver on how to get to Sasa.
We found this convenience store that serves the hottest chili sauce ever. The guy there was from Tacurong City, the part of Mindanao with lots of Ilonggos so he understood our language. No need to struggle with the Filipino language.
We took jeep in front of the convenience store with a guerilla newspaper distribution. We paid 13 pesos for the trip.
The entrance to the IGACOS terminal costs 10 pesos.
We bought two shades from the vendor inside and waited for the bus that will get to the boat to arrive.
The ferry ride took about 10 minutes.
We entered the bus with the Penaplata mark on it.
When we arrived at the town center of Penaplata, habal-habal drivers flocked at us but we dealt with the one who has the best smile. I swear to god, Manong Jun has a dimple.
We checked out the Bito Depression which is said to be caused by a meteor hitting the area.It is so deep that if you fall off it, you will surely meet your maker.
Next stop is the Hagimit Falls. I met a friend there whose name I forgot to ask. He is only 13 years old but he does not go to school anymore. The falls looks really good and is very refreshing in the morning.
After Hagimit we went to the White House which is a base of the Moncadistas.they were very friendly. We arrived after their mass and there were a lot of people there but they did not mind having us there. There are those who were wearing all whites, there are also those who were wearing all reds.
The location of the White House is perfect as it is at they’ll of the hill overlooking Davao. In the sala of the house were pictures of their leaders. They are also Rizalistas by the way.
We went up to the terrace. The upper part of the house has three rooms. The kitchen part serves as the entrance the underground tunnel during Japanese occupation.
After the white house we went to the bat cave. They have 5 caves there with a million or two bats. Again, the view Davao from this places terrific. The guide here was really good, he told us about everything that we needed to know about bats.
After that we went to BluJaz. Entrance fee is 90 pesos. You need to pay another 90 pesos you want to try the slide. We bade goodbye to Manong Jun. We gave him 800 pesos for half day tour which I think is not that bad.
I bought swimsuits at BlueJaz as they have stores here. The shoreline is not that long but it’s well maintained.
Going back to Davao is free as the resort has it’s service boat.
Took jeep going to C5.

Woke up at around 5am and fixed ourselves for Davao tour.
Ate at the convenience store and headed to Gmall.
Took a cab to Zip City. Tried the Zipline and got 4 bottled water as the complimentary meal is other available until around lunch. Dencio’s Kamayan Resto has a real good view of the city below. Reminds me of Cebu’s Tops.
Took a short walk and managed to find a cab to get to GAP Farm.
After that we went to Crocodile Park. Thank god there is a nice Manong who charged us 25 pesos each to get to the park. Taxi in this part of Davao, most especially in the mornings are a bit scarce.
We met Pangil at the park. There are snakes, eagles and monkeys. We also went to Tribu K Mindanawnon with it’s sample houses.
We ate at Crocodile Grill. you need to be very hungry when eating here as they serve humongous amount of food. We ordered Bicol Express, Ostrich Fried Rice, Crocodile Pasta, Sisig and two bottled water. The only thing that were able to finish was the bottled water, the rest we had to take home with us.
As we waited for a cab, we tried the durian ice cream.We also bought a few stuff from the souvenir shop.
We went home, fixed ourselves and went out to the Ukay-Ukay area in front of our place.
We also went to Vmall. They had hookahs there. I bought a small one.
After that we went near Sampaguita Inn as we thought Majid’s Kebab was there. But we got lost so we took a cab going to Rizal Street and there was the kebab shop. We ordered 2 kebabs and Augustine took his much awaited photo with Majid. The guy is a bit old but he is very friendly and approachable.
After Majid we went to the People’s Park. It is like EK minus the rides and fees.
We walked back home.

Woke up at around 4am again as our flight is at 745 am.
Ate at the convenience store and watched the Milo Marathon.
Took a cab to the airport. Bought durian stuff and went home.

See you next year, Davao.

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