Just came from an EPIC Zamboanga and Tawi-Tawi backpacking tour with 3 blog readers-turned-friends. Shout out to Lester aka “The Jap,” Doc Banggi and Anna!
I have so many stories to tell and so many photos to share. Add to the fact that I need to slow down once more to process all the things that we experience dealing with different Muslim tribes during that 5-day out-of-town trip.
As usual, here are my chosen photos from this particular trip. Hoping that these three would encourage you to join the next backpacking tour as we are planning to go back again.
Bongao Flea Market Pier
Bongao Flea Market Pier in B&W. These small canoes are used by locals to transport cargoes as well as passengers from island to islands. Tawi-Tawi has at least 107 islands and islets making boats and small ferries the main medium of transportation.
Bud Bongao. Standing more or less 314 MASL, Bud Bongao (Mt. Bongao, Bud is a Malay word for mountain), the highest peak in Tawi-Tawi is an iconic landmark of Bongao town. It is not only a sacred mountain but is also used by the both sea farers and sea gypsies as an important locator during the olden times. The resident long-tailed macaques deserves another blog though.
Turo-Turo, Tawi-Tawi style
A Tausug food vendor. This is their version of turo-turo or carinderia. If you have Php30 in your pocket you will sure not get hungry around town. You would also notice the retailed spices at the back of the women, most basic commodities are repacked like that so everyone can afford even those who have Php50/salary.
For more of Tawi-Tawi, you can check my previous blogs below:
Coordinates: 5°02’89.33″N, 119°77’52.29″E
Date: June 7-9, 2013
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