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Monday, July 8, 2013

Finally, Davao City!

Day 1

I’ve been traveling solo since Beau started to work offshore. So when he finally came back to town, we immediately set off for a getaway. We haven’t been to Mindanao in such a long time. The last time we had, was back in 2010. It was very timely that on our desired travel dates, there were ongoing promo fares for Davao. We got our tickets from Air Asia for a very, very low price. J

We got the first flight out to Davao City that day. After 2 hours, seeing Samal Island from above started to excite me. All the more when the plane finally landed at Davao International Airport.

just landed

It was very sunny when we arrived. We just walked from the airport all the way to the highway because we were supposed to register at Jose Maria College for a tour. It was located just right outside the airport. It was quite a long walk under the sun.

Definitely Davao!

From there, we proceeded to our hotel. We were so disappointed that when we went out to explore, it started to rain. Not just short scattered rain showers, it was cats and dogs. Ugh. So we just alighted to the nearest mall we saw which was Gaisano Mall and had lunch there.

the car show

The rain won’t stop and we can’t go anywhere with that kind of downpour. We just checked the car show happening at the mall.

some car

It was a very unlucky first day. We didn’t see anything other than the mall. The rain continued until the evening. Beau planned a dinner for us that night. We just spent the night as gluttons in Grub Resto.

death penalty the next day lol

It’s always nice to eat (a lot) on a rainy day for some reasons.  I was incredibly full that night! J

It also happened that my Korean friend Jonghwa, from Couchsurfing was also in Davao. We decided to meet that same night together with his host. 

with Jonghwa and Eiki :)

We met him after dinner in Penong’s near GMall. We had a good time talking. His host, Eiki was very lovable too.

The rain was still pouring until the last minute that we were out. We just headed back to our hotel to rest and prepare for our departure to Samal Island the next day. So much for that uneventful first day. 

This Part 1 of my Davao travel series.

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