One Day in Davao…


One Day in Davao…

Blame it on luck, I was able to see Davao even for just a day. And what can I possibly accomplish in Davao within 24 hours?  Ahaha!

Well, for one, I had to find out what is that famous place to spend a satisfying lunch or dinner. Then, I was introduced to Colasa’s.

colasas

There is something different with the way they marinate their barbecues. I liked it in a special way and no questions asked as to why the place has been so popular with tourists and locals alike. During our visit, the dining area was jam-packed though their staff were efficient enough to manage serving everyone.

Next is where to shop in Davao, shopaholic mode. =) Aside from the malls, the shopping mecca of Davao is Aldevinco. I have to borrow some pictures from fellow bloggers. I forgot my camera out of excitement. Though these stuff I got from the whole block of shops selling accessories. Blings, vintage jewelry, handcrafted stuff, t-shirts, bags, foodie goodies ideal for pasalubong, even shawls. I have bought some for my friends back home.

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Aldevinco’s…

For the fun of it, I had to try their famous durian.

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Durian…(seriously, it’s famous but I don’t like it’s smell though it tastes okay).

And being a coffee lover that I am, they brought me to this local coffee shop, Tata Benito’s. It’s a local version of Starbucks, Seattle, Coffee bean and tea leaf, etc. Ambiance was homey, friendly staff and of course cheaper cups of your favorite flavored coffee.

tata

It’s also nice to spot a shop selling imported goods (over-runs) just adjacent to where we had our coffee and some pastries.

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Bought some nice shirts from here..

Another discovery I’ve made was that Davao has hundreds of spas to choose from. You can find them just behind one another along the streets. It’s a typically “Be my guest!” set-up with their scented receiving areas equipped with the soothing sound of rippling water that adds impact to the total ambiance. We highlighted the day with a relaxing massage erasing all the pressures and stress of leaving Davao so soon. I missed a lot from the place and I hope to come back soon.

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Wish list:

1. Pearl Farm

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2. People’s park

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People’s park…

Borrowed from:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:People%27s_Park,_Davao_City.jpg

3. Lazuli spa

lazuli spa
This is in Marco polo hotel…

Till then Davao! (–,)

ps

It’s “No smoking” in Davao…

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-An only daughter. A mother of an 18 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! Though, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow, blue as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food as well, along w/ broccoli, prawns and mushrooms. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. As I used to write even when I was a teenager, and I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost my father a year before and I guess in one way or another, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son and mother, as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is so negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for them, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

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