Travel Journal: Davao

A 7-8-hour road trip may sound impossible for me but I made it! Exploring Davao has never been on my bucket list but visiting the city was quite a remarkable one, all thanks to Jason’s family. We departed around 3:20 in the morning (I checked my watch :P) and I was half-asleep the entire ride.

We made a short stop at Valencia Bukidnon, Jollibee and had coffee and hot choco but we didn’t have our breakfast there since Jason’s aunt packed our breakfast the night before our trip and we had it at BuDa (Bukidnon-Davao) with a breathtaking view right in front of us.

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Sea of clouds, baby!

I’m always pretty sure that I won’t have a chance to witness a sea of cloud since I’m not good with trekking or mountain climbing because of my poor health but at least, this trip made one of my wildest dreams come true.

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Travel Journal: Bohol

It’s good to be back! Not that my cell phone has gone mad again for me not to blog but I don’t have anything to write at all. Actually, I am feeling really lucky nowadays. My 2017 is going smoothly so far and I hope it’ll last for a long time. I already bought a laptop for me to work and write easier, jeez finally! If I just really save up, I can come up with something. Same goes for travelling, if I earn enough, I could travel enough and Bohol is the first for this year and this time, I am going with Jason’s family.

We departed via Lite Ferries at 10PM last March 24 and arrived at the Port of Jagna before 5 in the morning of the next day. We didn’t get off the ferry right away since the van which would tour us will arrive at 7.

Witness sunrise inside the ferry.

Someone didn’t get a good sleep with the waves.

Baby-sitting Abby.

We got off at 6 for us to go sight-seeing around the pier first and buy Kalamay, a sticky and sweet delicacy which is famous in Bohol.

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Travel Journal: Cebu (Last Days)

You’ll always know your trip is a memorable one once you just can’t get the scenes out of your head. Same goes for me, I just can’t forget my Cebu trip with Jason and 2 months have already passed since it happened.

We didn’t have plans for our 5th day except our dinner treat for Daddy Bench at Lantaw. My mother highly recommended the place as they serve awesome dishes with a view of the sea and the stars as your roof. But before that, me and Jason went back to the Mactan Shrine first to buy souvenirs for our friends.

Nope. He never knew I took a photo of him and by the way, we were wearing the shirt I bought in Oslob.

Daddy Bench was pretty busy with his schedule of mass that day. He actually wanted to bring us on a museum just around Lapu-Lapu but he can’t fit it in his schedule. But it’s okay, we already had so much fun all thanks to him. We thought we should at treat him to dinner just like what I just stated earlier. So we went to Lantaw Floating Restaurant together with my cousin Charlie and his girlfriend after we attended Daddy Bench’s last mass of the day.

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Travel Journal: Cebu (Day 4)

It was the day I’ve always been waiting for ever since we arrived at Cebu. It was never on our itinerary since I know it would be a long ride and maybe it would cost much. But luckily, Daddy Bench gladly offered. To spill the beans, what I’m talking about is our trip to Oslob where the place was famous to tourists because of the whale shark watching which the locals were proud of.

We were supposed to depart at 5 in the morning however, Daddy Bench had a mass so we end up leaving the convent around 8AM.

The one who’s really excited was Jason because it was one of his dream to visit the place (aside munching burgers at Burger King lol 😂). When I told him about Daddy Bench’s offer, I wished I had my phone on my hand to take a photo of his face full of delight.

I knew that whale shark watching ends by noon and when my watch said it was already 10:30 and we’re still a few miles away, I started to panic but still we managed to arrive at 11 and started to change and attend their briefing right away.

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Travel Journal: Cebu (Day 3 at The Taoist Temple)

The Temple of Leah was definitely a worthy place to visit and as a continuation of our third day in Cebu, we were supposed to go to the Sirao Flower Farm however, as I’ve said on my previous post, it was already starting to rain so we decided to have lunch at JY Square Mall first. But after lunch, my Daddy Bench said that the road to Sirao might be a little muddy due to the rain so we went to the Taoist Temple instead. It’s not a bad idea either because I know this place was lovely as well.

It was actually my second time at the Taoist Temple since I went there with my fellow IT Students for a field trip when I was still in college.

Here we go!

This tall gate welcomed us but we’re still a few steps away from the Temple. I guess, few was a little bit an understatement because the truth is, we still had to face their staircase which I forgot to count, I was actually catching my breath 😂 But when we reached the Temple, I thought that staircase was worth it since every structure was breathtakingly beautiful.

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