Northern Mindanao Escapade Summary and Expenses

ShareTweet Northern Mindanao Escapade Summary and Expenses A fisherman is fixing his nets in the morning. Before the sun sets, he will again brave the waves for the family’s dinner. If lucky enough, he would have more to sell for other necessities (Mambajao, Camiguin). That 7-day adventure challenge has taught me to appreciate the rugged beauty of Mindanao, her lovely people, varied terrains, fine weather. I would compare this blessed land to an unpolished gem, the beauty is within, and only a keen traveler can see and find charm even in the most mundane of situations. CDO – Camiguin – […]

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CDO Whitewater Rafting: The Ride of my Year

ShareTweet Forward! Stop! Paddle back! Paddles up, High Fiiiiiive! These words you will always hear when you try the Whitewater Ratfing in CDO River. I capped my Northern Mindanao Escapade with some dose of adrenaline down stream the CDO river. I tag along Joel and the beautiful Francisco sisters. The original plan was to do only the basic course but then plans changed and so we did the advance course. Wooohoooo! We battled 21 major rapids in a 16-kilometer ride, on our left is the CDO side, our right is Bukidnon already… The sights also offer a different experience, its […]

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CDO Vibe: Murals, Hawker Stalls, Ukay-Ukay & Concerts

ShareTweet CDO Vibe: Murals, Hawker Stalls, Ukay-Ukay & Concerts Even though its already the last week of Janaury, lanterns still light Vicente de Lara Park (just in front of the Provincial Capitol). A testament to Filipinos love of holidays (or tinamad lang tanggalin, but still these are a welcome treat to me eyes) Walking along Velez St., on towards CDO’s downtown is an experience worth sharing. I can’t believe myself that commercialism is so much alive in this city. Slowly, I was comparing the streets of Cagayan de Oro to Manila, the building traffic and pollution would somehow give you […]

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