Davao City. The place to be, home of presumptive president Mayor Digong. But our trip is not about Mayor Digong, its for the four of us, Miya, Sissy, Deo and Me.
Miya is moving to Davao City to take-up a course in Multi-Media at University of Mindanao. As the "ate," came to help her in processing her transfer. As a wanderlust and foodie, I came to explore and try with my siblings the food of Davao City.
The order of business started at 5:00 A.M, as we leave home and take a four hour bus ride, with one bus transfer in General Santos City. Arrived past 9:00 A.M in Davao City and we went right away to University of Mindanao Bolton Campus. Without any breakfast, Deo asked if we can eat after. And while waiting for Miya to be assessed, Sissy and Deo tried to search and look for a place to eat and stay.
From UM, we went straight to try Lyndon's Worst Ribs along Roxas Avenue. After our meal, we burned all those calories by walking the whole stretch of Roxas Avenue towards Marco Polo Hotel. "Syalan lang" because I wanted them to experience the great breakfast buffet of Marco Polo. When we got to Marco Polo Hotel, we were the most disticnt group who came on foot, got through the gate, walk through the lobby and inquire for an available accommodation. But sorry, they were fully booked at the moment, the staff were gracious to get us a taxi so that we can look for a place to stay.
As initially planned, we stayed in Green Windows Hotel. Checked-in and freshen-up to have our afternoon snack/lunch. From our hotel we just walked towards Backyard Burgers for..........hahaha, burgers. Spent the afternoon window shopping in Abreeza Mall and SM Lanang Premier. Had dinner at Sumo Sam and headed back to our hotel for a night of laughter and rest.
The next day was more of wanting to be home because our little Browie is waiting for the four us. We had our free breakfast from the hotel. Went straight to the bus terminal in Ecoland, to try riding one of the newest bus company that services the Davao City-GenSan-Koronadal City route, Mindanao Star.
Travelling with cousins will always be special. It gave us a chance to bond again, despite our busy lives and be a family.
|Happy to have his ates and kuya back at home|