Footloose- Davao Lagaw

Posted: August 18, 2012 in Mindanao, Photos, Travel
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After several re-bookings and confirmation of headcount, we pushed through with our Footloose – Davao Lagaw 2012 last July. From the initial headcount of 12, we were down to five.

We took the earliest flight out of Manila to maximize our stay and to make sure we are able to follow our itinerary. To our surprise, the airport is jampacked as early as 4am. The picture above is taken while waiting for our boarding time. Airline personnels would announce arrivals and boarding calls every 30 minutes which is unusual as we were expecting announcements of delayed flights. Good enough, our  flight departed on time!

Before heading of to Davao, I made sure I worked on my assignment! I prepared an itinerary for our 3 days stay. Hoping and crossing my fingers we would complete it without any hassle.

Day 1:

  • Eden’s Nature Park
  • Malagos Garden
  • Philippine Eagle Center

Day 2:

  • Samal Island Tour

Day 3:

  • Crocodile Park
  • Japanese Tunnel
  • Holy Infant Jesus of Prague
  • Jack’s Ridge
  • Durian Candy Factory
  • San Pedro Cathedral
  • People’s Park
  • Aldevinco Shopping Center

Based on the 2010 census, population wise, Davao is the country’s largest city outside  Metro Manila and with its land area, Davao is said to be the largest City in the Philippines.

Who would have thought that the word DAVAO is a result of combining 3 cultures’ terms to refer to Davao River?  That I learned during my research. I always make it a point to read about the place I’m headed to before my flight. I need to have an idea of the basic need to knows about the place.

How to get to Davao?

  • Domestic Flights : Airphil Express, Zest Air, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines
  • Ferry                                 : WG&A Supperferry and Sulpicio Lines

Getting around Davao?

  • Taxi
  • Jeep
  • Car
  • Bus
  • Water Taxi / pump boats (from Davao to Samal)

Cebuano/Bisaya is  the main dialect in Davao but tourists can be confident on staying and exploring Davao as english and tagalog are also spoken by the locals.

Up next will be our adventures and misadventures in Davao!

For more information : Davao Tourism

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