Zamboanga: a lot of Filipinos considered this place dangerous because of the insurgence that frequently happen in these parts of Mindanao. Dipolog City is actually the capital of the province of Zamboanga del Norte. Contrary to the fear that was reached my eyes and ears way back in my student days, Dipolog showed to me a far more peaceful city than a lot of cities I know of in the country. The Unplanned Trip to Dipolog City I honestly did not know what to expect because days before this trip I had nothing planned. Absolutely nothing. I had only one thing to set to do and that was a little mission to visit a coffee shop in the city as part of a 12-challenges mission that I was set to complete that year. Thankfully, at the last minute a friend of mine, who I have had not connected with for the past five years, replied to my message. From there experiencing Dipolog completely changed. Locals know their place best and you get some pretty interesting …
Let’s go south. I’ve heard this line a lot of times before whether I’m in Cebu, Manila, or other parts of Luz-Vis. However, I’ve never really done this in Mindanao mainly because back in my childhood days, Mindanao, especially the areas going further away from Central Visayas, were given an image of
We learned in our science class (and Civics) that there are different kinds of land. There were coastal lands, forests, plains, ice-covered lands and one particular peculiar land form: Desert. Gradually experiencing all these: snow, beach, forests, plains, mountains, and grasslands, I never got to experience the desert. That was until the family decided to go to Dubai last December 2015.
The concept of “bird parks” or even bird-populated zoos were not very common in the Philippines way back during my younger years. Seeing the Malagos Garden Resort article in the Animal Scene Magazine back in high school really got me all excited. It was only back in 2011 that I got to finally visit the place thanks to the Davao Food Appreciation Tour (DFAT).
Imagine an event that is half a week long, and is full of food stops in between. Imagine that coupled with some adventure, new friends, and many other activities in between. That’s exactly what I have tried… TWICE. Every year, Davao’s blogging organisation: Davao Bloggers Society organises the longest-running super food event called DFAT or Davao Food Appreciation Tour. I call this a super food event because they always make sure that we have our next 3-4 days fully packed with a series of nomnom adventures and exciting activities that