Down South 2008: Iligan / Bukidnon Tour

I've been getting lots of hits for our CDO Itinerary (made by Keilyn, of course) and then I realized I didn't blog about that trip yet and just posted some pictures in my Multiply.

So now I'm gonna try to recall about the trip and blog about it. Here you'll find na hindi namin exactly nasunod ang mga nasa itinerary. Hehe. Still, hope it could help. :)

Btw, before I begin. I have to say that this, to me, is the most sulit trip and most fun we've ever done so far!  The beach, city tours, province hopping, eco adventure -- all done while Typhoon Frank is touring the country!

Day 1: June 19 - Iligan / Bukidnon Tour
Our flight was scheduled at 5AM and we have to be in the airport by 4AM. It's PA time in the office at that time so I had to cram pa the day before. Overtime until 1AM and then went straight to Keilyn's apartment. From there we rode the taxi going to NAIA 3.  I remember we went to the old terminal first. Hehe. So don't worry Tal, hindi ka pala nag iisa. We've done it din. :)

Early Morning Flight

Waiting for our flight

Finally arrived in CDO - the City of Golden Friendship!

Hindi pala dumating ang susundo sa amin na driver. Nagkasakit daw. There are many vans for rent naman sa labas ng airport and they speak fluent Tagalog or English naman. :)

Medyo nalito lang kami sa sinabi ni Kuya -- "Sabak sabak na lang kayo.."  He meant siksikan na lang. :P We're a big group kasi tapos we have luggages pa. :)

Negotiating with the Drivers

The Winner!

First stop: Park View.

This will be our hotel in CDO and this is my album description in my Multiply:

In CDO, we stayed at Parkview. Bakit Parkview? Kasi, katapat pala talaga siya ng park! Hahaha.

Rooms are okay for a thousand per night for four. :)

Lalo na ang executive suite nina Keilyn. Hahaha. Meron siyang curtains and paintings and ref. Yun na ang difference niya sa normal rooms. Haha. And take note, pag bukas mo ng curtain, tada! Malamig na pader. Epek lang pala. :P

Pero ok lang talaga. Tinulugan lang naman namen siya. Hehe. Although nag brown out on the second night, meron naman si generator. Meron din pala si cable tv and phones.

 Park View Hotel

.. at ang Park na Vini-View

They call these Motorella. :)

The whole gang in Park View's Executive Room

After settling in, we wasted no time and hopped into the van to grab some lunch and head on to our first tour destination -- Illigan City!. :)

Lunch along the way. Forgot what Resto. :P

Kulitan sa Van.

Sandwiched between Herlin and Jorge, it was definitely a loooong ride! Haha. Pero finally, nakarating na rin kami sa aming destinasyon -- Ma. Cristina Falls at Illigan City!

Eto naman ang naging description ko sa Multiply album:

Ang dating nakikita ko lang sa aking elementary text books for Araling Panlipunan, nakita ko na rin sa personal! At hindi pala siya suplado.

Ang laki pala talaga ng Ma. Cristina Falls at ang lakas pala talaga ng pagbagsak niya! Akala pa namen pwede mag swim. Hindi pala. Hahaha.

 Meeting Ma. Cristina (not Basbas, haha)

The Majestic Ma. Cristina Falls

And of course, group picture with Ma. Cristina

Next Stop: Macapagal-Macaraeg Ancestral House

This is my album description:

Ngayon ko lang nalaman na taga Illigan pala si GMA.

Ang cute ng Little Gloria's Playhouse. Hehehe.

Dito din pala ang pinagmamalaki ni Ariel na Timoga Falls. Pero di na kami nag swim. Hindi na rin namen napuntahan ang Tinago falls kasi delikado daw. :(

Now that I think of it, there isn't really much to see in this place -- just their beautiful garden. :P

Illigan Tour now done. Next Stop: Del Monte Golf Club in Bukidnon Province! :) 

Gabi na kami nakarating sa Bukidnon. Hindi na namin naabutan ang kanilang plantation. Buti na lang naabutan namin na bukas ang restaurant. Must-try daw talaga ang kanilang steaks!

Sabi nila, halos lasang pineapple na daw yung beef dahil puro yun lang ang kinakain. Haha. Sa pagkaka alala ko, hindi naman. :P But masarap talaga yung pineapples dun. And that's coming from me, a non-Pineapple lover. Hehe.

Such a long day and most of us haven't got any sleep yet kaya pag dating sa hotel, tulog na lang agad. :)

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