This time, I am posting something throwback which happened a year ago, June 20, 2014 to be exact, in Davao. Just lately, I scrolled and took a look at my back-up file and I forgot to post this entry. So here it goes.
We were already flying smoothly above the clouds when suddenly the stewardess said that we would be experiencing turbulence. That was about 2:45 P.M. and that was something scary. But that announcement did not take away my excitement and thrill to touch down at DAVAO. These are the destinations on our trip from day one and our last day in DAVAO.
1. People’s Park
After dinner at Ate Cheryl’s, we immediately went to People’s Park for sightseeing. Unfortunately, upon arrival at the park, rain fell. So, the tour at the park was cancelled. I felt sad because I couldn’t control the weather; so, we went back home and I just went to sleep.
2. La Union, San Isidro, Davao Oriental
The next day, June 21, Ate Cheryl celebrated her birthday in La Union, San Isidro, Davao Oriental, the place where she was born and reared. La Union was a peaceful rural area. Ate Cheryl’s old home was near the seashore. After singing the Happy Birthday Song and having a fill of the sumptuous lunch, Mom, Garry and I decided for a walk along the shore. The beach had black sand, black pebbles and rocks which made the seawater look dirty. But at a closer look, the water was crystal clear.
While strolling the place we acquainted good folks (and some animals 😉 ) in the locale.The nice thing about traveling is that I can see a lot of people with their differences and I can learn from their culture.
So these are some my shots of them.
I love taking pictures, and much more, I love to be in my pictures, but sad to say, I don’t know who will do the task of taking pictures of me. I requested Mom to capture some moments. I taught her how to click and capture. I made the right choice. Mom easily learned the task. And I really like her shots of me.
This was one of the highlights in our journey in the land of La Union, the rock formation in the background which was just perfect for a photoshoot. 😛
3. Sigabuy Island
The night ended and morning came. Another day would reign. Sunday was its name and sunny was the weather of the day. We went to an island. I didn’t mind the scorching heat to dip in the Davao Sea. Sun-kissed skin, salty hair and sand-filled toes — they aptly described me as I swam in the waters. Who cares if swimming would cause my skin to have different shades of tan? It was a nice experience. I was happy.
Sigabuy Island. Sigabuy Beach of this island, with its fine white sand and smooth pebbles and stones, is a place worth visiting. Stepping on the pebbles of Sigabuy Beach had a massaging effect which was truly relaxing to the feet.
I consider Sigabuy Island as still a virgin for the reason that it is not very much developed and the resources of nature thrive luxuriantly in it. Colorful and abundant corals are just near the shoreline with equally colorful schools of fish swimming actively in and out of their habitat. I was really impressed when I saw this abundance with my own two eyes. One small octopus and a crystal-like jellyfish with deadly tentacles added to the impressive sight. It seems that illegal fishing is unknown in this place.
4. Davao Crocodile Park
This happened on another day. We visited the famous Davao Crocodile Park. It was my first time to hold a crocodile and an eagle. I pitied the creatures because I know they were not happy posing for pictures. 😥 We strolled around the park and saw many animals not just crocodiles. If we had enough time, I could have tasted crocodile sisig and crocodile ice cream. But time did not stand still. We had to have our lunch. And to Nanay Bebeng’s we went. They said it is a Davao landmark.
5. Eat all you can at Nanay Bebeng
It was Eat All You Can at Nanay Bebeng’s. There was a variety of food which really tasted great. If one at goes to Davao, he must make it a point to try Nanay Bebeng’s EAYC.
6. D’ Leonor Inland Resort
Our last day in Davao was June 24. We went to D’ Leonor Inland Resort. It was my first time to ride a Segway. I also tried zipline with Ate Cheryl. I enjoyed going around the inland resort ‘coz it was like a theme park like Disneyland. If I had enough time, I could try the different amenities there.
7. Lola Abon (Pasalubong Center)
For pasalubongs, buy them at Lola Abon’s or at a nearby rival store, the Apo ni Lola Abon’s Store.
I was really happy when we landed safely and then one item in my bucketlist will be crossed off : Gone to DAVAO! I heard a lot of great things about Davao and when I knew that we were going there, I was 100% willing to grab the chance and to take the risk to set foot in Davao personally. By the way, thanks, Ma, for this opportunity of making memories at Papa’s bloodline and I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Ate Cheryl and her family for all of these happenings in Davao.
I took a bow, literally, with the beautiful experience I had in Davao. I had so many memories to cherish that I can’t wait to share to you. 🙂