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All Hail the Queen Cities of Virgin Paradise: Samal and Davao, Philippines

I and some of my few friends went on a trip to visit one long lost pal in the Queen city of the Southern Philippines – Davao. Bsically, she lives in Samal, an island 10 minutes far from Davao, so we had the chance to roam around island hopping and swimming, snorkeling and just having fun! (I miss Samal Island and her hospitable people already!) Here some of my random photos taken during our short vacation to a breath-taking virgin paradise.

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View of the Grand Men Seng Hotel at 8PM.
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Davao International Airport. Seemed to be not so very busy.
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Our guide dived to the depths of the green sea and caught us a starfish which looked like it was just painted for some design. After we took a picture of it, we returned it to the waters. Angel’s Cove and Coral Garden is cultured and seizing of coral reefs is prohibited by the Samal Government.
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Here is the most shallow part of the Coral Garden, where we were able to stand on some huge coral rocks and smile for a photo-op.
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On our way to Samal Coral Garden for some snorkeling! Here, we rode on our little Banana Boat. 🙂
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Davao’s view from cloud nine.
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Left several promises and little wishes on Samal’s Wishing Island.
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Look out for baby sharks.
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Getting lost on our little and funny road trip.
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Davao’s Chinatown!
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Obeying traffic rules and noticing the clean environment.
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Oh friends, now where do we go?
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Just by passed this thing on our way to the city and I don’t even know what its called. It’s difficult to ask people while on a cab. Sayang.
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Davao’s yummy mangosten.
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Bought sour mangoes on our way to Davao’s Pasalubong Center.
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Market time.
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Davao’s delicacies, packed with love and bought with thoughts of home. 🙂
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Say “hi” to the camera!
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In Samal, you will never get tired of swimming.
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The iconic Durian for the win! Good luck and say yummy!

P.S.

Afterwards, we dropped by Cebu. I like this beauty, too although, I find it a little busier, messier and noisier than Davao. Nevertheless, we took sometime off and rest for awhile while waiting for our flight back home.

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The Radisson Blue Hotel for the A-lite.
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Beef Ramen and Kimchi to start up our day! @Marina’s in Mactan, Cebu
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Finally, went back to the main city of Cebu. Stood by the Namoo Cafe, which is really the coolest, most cozy and cutest place in Cebu Time Square.
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Chilled with my fave drink, iced coffee mocha.
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Had Sgt. Sizzling Pork at the neighboring Rodeo’ Grill for dinner.
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Finally, bidding good night to the busy life of Cebu City.

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