Malaybalay City, Bukidnon Quickie

ShareTweet The Monastery of Transfiguration, San Jose, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon After a looooong 15 hours of journey from Cantilan, Surigao del Sur I arrived here at the Monastery of the Transfiguration without any single complain about the more-than-half-day land trip. I think I tried almost all land transport vehicles in the Philippines from buses to habal-habal. What carried me through the journey was the promise of rest and the peace within. Here are three photos that can somehow reflect what I’m experiencing here today: Candle-lit reflection Father Elias told me that there’s a scheduled 1-hour brownout every 6:30pm so he […]

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Newest Attraction in Surigao- Chocolate Mountains

ShareTweet Looking for a new destination? Something that your friends and loved ones haven’t seen or experienced before? Come to Surigao! I rarely promote off-the-beaten-path destinations for fear of it becoming another Boracay but this one should be told to everyone. Here are some of the attractions you can expect: 1. Spice up your life with a luxurious bus ride. And when I say “luxurious” (pronounced LUKSORYOS in the Surigaonon dialect), it means that the ride is filled with “lukso” (hop in English) since the bus would trail you into a 2-hour bumpy ride. To add more adventure, it will […]

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Watching Kadayawan Fiesta in Style- The Parades

ShareTweet So after all those feasting of local specialties we had two morning dedicated to seeing the street dance and flower float parades. Davao City’s Kadayawan Festival in Style Series The Welcome- Kadayawan Festival at Marco Polo Davao City Food Trip The Parades- Kadayawan Festival Indak-Indak (Dance-Dance) Marco Hotel has set up their own stage just beside the judges’ stage and so if you are a guest of the hotel you really have a perfect viewing spot of all the dancing and performing happening. There were more than 20 participants for the street dance parade coming from all over Davao […]

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