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Tuesday, June 27, 2006
WOW davao! =)
finally, natuloy na din kami...the 2nd leg of our 2nd anniversary celebration.

june 23, friday - woke up at 5am and got ready for Davao. rode a cab at 6am and we were at the Domestic Airport before 7am. did the routinary procedure and was advised at around 8am that our 850am flight will be delayed for 30mins. btw, we were flying Cebu Pacific, the supposedly "new Filipino time"! =(
we reached Davao by 11am, and fetched by the shuttle of Pearl Farm to Marina Wharf. since we haven't eaten our lunch yet, and there was no available resto yet at the port, we asked the shuttle to bring us to the nearest resto for a quick lunch, because we had to be back for the 130pm boat transfer.
when we were waiting for a cab, puro non-aircon kia pride ang dumadating, buti na lang dun lang pala ang parking nung shuttle na sinakyan namin, kaya hinatid ulit kami sa port, hehe, swerte. pagdating sa port, kinausap ko yung dumating na aircon taxi, sinakyan ng mga kasabay namin. kinontrata ko kung pwede nya kaming sunduin tomorrow at ihatid sa Eden Nature Park. buti pumayag sa halagang P800! swerte ulit, kasi regular rate daw dun ay P1,000 - P1,500.
the boat ride to Pearl Farm was 45 minutes, at may kasama pang bottled water. pagdating sa Pearl Farm, iced tea ang welcome drinks. then sa registration, we were given the best location cottage in the resort, Samal House # 1&2. nearest sa infinity pool, sa beach at sa resto. kaya lang, under renovation ang resto nila, so sa kabilang island (Malipano Island) muna ang temporary resto. 3-min boat transfer is available naman anytime.
Pearl Farm is really nice, so far, the BEST Philippine resort for me.


pero as for my Mom, she still likes Panglao Island Nature Resort in Bohol better. and our cottage is really cute, i love the idea of being on stilts, pagsilip mo, beach agad at ang daming isda. iba't-ibang klase at sari-saring kulay, parang may big aquarium sa baba ng bahay namin. ang sarap ng feeling, pati si lil' boy ay sobrang nag-enjoy!


we just rested for an hour, then started the 'kodakan'! kailangang sulitin ang bayad noh, sayang ang view! after the picture taking of the beautiful spots, we were swimming alone in the pool and in the beach. we felt like having the whole resort all by ourselves, hehe. pati si lil' boy, pinag-swim ko sandali kahit galing sa lagnat the day before. kawawa naman kasi eh, super type nya talaga sa tubig, ayaw nga paawat eh, nagwawala.




at dinner time, we just had our food delivered sa room, para hindi na kami mag-boat, medyo madilim na din kasi. the food was great also, sarap ng crispy pata at adobong kangkong w/ bagnet, yummy talaga!
after watching the teleseryes sa Kapamilya while my dad and hubby were drinking beers, we called it a night, sarap matulog eh, ang lamig! =)

june 24, saturday - it was easy to wake up early in the morning upon hearing the splash of water and seeing the sunrise and the beach from your bed. it was really "wow, life!" =)

we had our buffet breakfast as early as 7am. sobrang dami ng food at ang sarap, can't get enough of it all. lalo na ang pakwan juice nila, super yummy, naka-limang refill yata ako, hehe.
after a filling breakfast, back to the resort at sakay kami ng shuttle (multicab) para ikutin ang buong resort. grabe, katakot kasi bundok at rough roads pala lahat ng daanan paakyat, sobrang tagtag. halos nawala nga yung inalmusal ko eh, hehe. buti na lang pala di namin kinuha yung Hilltop Rooms, kasi sa taas pa iyon eh. kaya pala cheaper yung rates dun, medyo matatagtag ka muna, hehe.
after that, i breastfed lil' boy to sleep. then sinundan ko si hubby dun sa kabilang pool at beach, sa may Mandaya House. habang ang parents ko ang bantay kay lil' boy. sarap dun kasi may jacuzzi, relaxing talaga kaya kami ni hubby had a really great time there.
12nn was check-out time. we just bought some souvenir shirts, then boat ride na at 1pm. the cab was already waiting for us sa port by 2pm. we first had luch at Colasa's w/ manong driver, then headed to Eden already. medyo malayo nga pala ito, an hour drive from the city. tsaka may konting rough roads din at sobrang probinsya na talaga, medyo scary kasi wala masyadong bahay at tao. sad part pa, it was raining on our way there. =(
we arrived at Eden Nature Park at 4pm.

checked-in then stayed lang sa rooms. we couldn't do anything kasi nga it was raining. at dinner time, sinundo na kami ng shuttle papuntang canteen for our buffet dinner. masarap naman ang food, at medyo nakampante na ang mama ko kasi nakita nya na ang dami palang tao. kasi hiwa-hiwalay yung mga rooms eh, my mom thought na kami lang ang tao dun sa forest na iyon, hehe. sobrang duwag kasi ng mama ko eh, tapos puro puno pa nasa paligid namin, at wala ka ngang makitang ibang tao kasi nga umuulan. sa canteen lang kami nagkikita-kita.
after dinner, back to our rooms and inuman ulit sila ng mga take-out naming beers. then slept na kasi wala na kaming magawa eh. sarap din matulog kahit walang aircon kasi umuulan at nasa bundok pa kami, kaya talagang malamig!

june 25, sunday - had buffet breakfast sa canteen at 7am, then nagpahatid kami sa chapel sa labas ng park to hear the 8am mass. after that, nag-fishing na kami. =) ang daming tilapia, at ang lalaki pa. considered sold pag nahuli mo at P120/kilo. nakahuli si hubby ng 4 at 4 din sa dad ko, kaya 2 kilos yung binayaran namin. plus paluto na P60/kilo. medyo maputik lang yung place dahil sa ulan. and after their fishing, umulan ulit, kaya we just stayed sa kubo while waiting for our inihaw at pinaputok na tilapia. we had an early lunch at 10am, sarap kasi fresh talaga yung mga isda. malamang kasi nga kakahuli lang nila eh. at iyon lang ang kinain namin, fish and rice, pambawi sa puro karneng buffet namin, hehe.


nagpa-ikot na lang ulit kami sa shuttle para makita yung pool at iba pang places dun, kasi nga it was raining kaya di na din kami nakababa. sayang talaga!
checked-out at 12nn, at naghihintay na ulit dun si manong driver. kinontrata na namin sya the whole day, para less hassle. hatid nya muna kami sa hotel namin sa city, sa Tower Inn. at 2pm, nagpasundo ulit kami papuntang Malagos Garden naman. buti pa sa city, sobrang maaraw. malas yata talaga kami kasi pag-akyat namin ng Malagos (45-min ride), umuulan ulit, puro ulan yata sa bundok eh. kaya di na din kami nag-tour kasi sabi ng receptionist eh baka di din namin ma-enjoy kasi nga maputik and for sure eh nakatago daw ang mga birds and butterflies. open air pa sya kaya di advisable kasi kasama namin si lil' boy, baka lagnatin ulit. so nasayang lang ang punta namin dun, but then, it's part of the adventure. ganun talaga, nagba-bakasyon kasi kami ng tag-ulan eh, hehe.
so back sa maaraw na city ulit, kainis! dinala na lang kami ni manong driver sa Gap Farm, pampalipas oras lang kasi wala na kaming ibang mapuntahan eh. ayaw kasi ni mama sa Crocodile Farm eh, mabaho daw dun. so nag-educational trip at merienda na lang kami sa Gap Farm, hehe.


at 5pm, nagpahatid na kami sa Jack's Ridge. i so love this place, parang Antipolo but better. may mga rooms din dito kaya pwede ding mag-overnight, at may pool pa at playground. at ang mga kalapati, ang baba ng lipad, hehe. makakasabay mo lang silang naglalakad dun. tuwang-tuwa si lil' boy.

at ang view of Davao, sobrang ganda. at ang galing pa ng telescope nila dun kasi super linaw, as in kita mo pa iyong mukha ng mga tao sa baba ng city, pramis!
food was ok, ang dami ding tao kaya masaya din. nakasabay din namin iyong ibang mga kasabay namin sa plane eh. at ang ang aking lil' boy ay nakahanap ng friend dun, si Nica. kaya play-play lang sila dun, habanag nag-iinuman ang boys at kumakain naman kami ni mama non-stop, hehe.
we went home at 8pm, it was our last night sa Davao, sobrang bilis talaga ng araw.

june 26, monday - woke up at 9am and checked-out at 10am. iniwan muna namin ang baggages namin sa hotel kasi 2pm pa ang airport trasfer. ang parents ko, nag-ikot sa downtown at namili ng pasalubong. while kami ni hubby at lil' boy ay nagpunta sa tita ni hubby na taga-Davao. we had lunch there and hinatid nila kami sa hotel at 130pm.
by 230pm, nasa Davao Airport na kami. ang ganda ng airport nila, maganda pa sa Domestic Airport ng Manila. had merienda, then waited for our 455pm flight sa lounge.

kami-kami pa din ang magkakasabay, familiar faces. at si Nica na friend ni lil' boy, kasabay din namin, kaya habulan sila dun sa lounge.
i almost forgot that we were flying Cebu Pacific, akala ko PAL na kami, kasi Plane Always Late na din sila. we were delayed by 45 minutes AGAIN!


we arrived Manila at 730pm. then nag-dalawang cab na kami kasi di na kami kasya sa isang cab eh. bukod sa naglakihan kami sa dami ng kinain namin, hehe, ay kahon-kahong suha ang inuwe ng nanay ko.

sobrang sarap talaga mag-bakasyon. magastos lang talaga pero all worth it. nakakapagod din kasi si lil' boy, walang ginawa kundi mag-breastfeed at matulog, which means na lagi syang buhat ko. at kung gising naman, hahabulin mo na din kasi lakad ng lakad. pero everytime he smiles, i know he's enjoying also and that's enough for me para mag-plano ulit ng susunod na bakasyon, hehe.
at ang aking asawa, sobrang nag-enjoy din. but while we were unpacking our things sa room, biglang hirit ng "susunod, boracay na, mas masaya yun!".
oo nga naman, sana mas maging masaya pa ang aming bora trip on sept kasi 6 days kami dun noh, tsaka kaming tatlo lang talaga ni lil' boy, so as in family bonding.
hay, can't wait again for my birthday on september, i just love travelling! need to change my countdown ticker, hehe.

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posted by apple @ 1:24 PM  
4 Comments:
  • At 6:44 PM, Blogger Cynchie said…

    alam mo ba nung nasa davao kayo, napanood ko yung feature ng trip na trip sa eden nature farm kaya naalala ko kayo nun! hehehe!

    mukhang sulit na sulit nyo yung trip. magastos nga lang pero ganyan tlaga. maswerte kayo kasi you can afford vacations like that. samantalang yung iba, either wala tlagang time or wala talagang pera. hehehe!

    kami rin bakasyon din sa october naman sa cebu. birthday kasi ni dex & dun nya gusto magcelebrate. hopefully hindi maulan sa time na yun para ma-enjoy naman namin ang beach. heheheh!

    thanks for sharing your stories! nice photos by the way, as if nakapunta na rin ako dun! hehehe!

     
  • At 9:56 AM, Blogger babie said…

    Yup i agree with cynch. Feeling ko nakasama ako sa trip nyo sa kwento mo. Hahaha. Galing! Cant wait for the Boracay kwento. Hehehe. Fast forward ba.

     
  • At 10:11 AM, Blogger apple said…

    cynch & che,

    thanks for appreciating my detailed kwento. for sure kasi marami ding pupunta ng Davao na clueless like i was before. kaya this might be of help.

    malapit na din ang mga bakasyon nyo. will wait for your kwento also. sarap mag-travel talaga with loved-ones. =)

     
  • At 12:28 PM, Blogger Liza said…

    very detailed ha! katuwa. naku, sana eh yan naman ang maging next stop namin. glad you enjoyed your trip. super! :D

     
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