Welcome To Davao City Philippines

Dearest friends,

My friend and I arrived here in Davao City in the Philippines.

Upon checked in at our designated hotel, our first stop was to have some local food. We end up eating lechon Manok. – grill chicken in a charcoal.

Kalami! – means delicious!

After the Lechon Manok- we head to People’s Park for a walk.

This time of the month in Davao City- It is KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL.

Abundance of fruit displays are everywhere.

Here we are in Roxas Street night Market. All kinds of street food like BBQ, sweats stuff and drinks are here.

Other stuff like first and second hand bags, clothings and phone accessories, are also here.

People were happy eating just in every corner. AS IN IT IS PACKED OF PEOPLE HERE IN ROXAS EVERY NIGHT!

This is a very long MANGO FLOAT – it is actually layers of biscuits with cream and condense milk and topping with mango and milo powder.

Here are more street food images:

The next day, we went to Samal Island just about 10 minutes by boat and it cost P10.00 for each ride.

As always , I am admiring the beautiful clear water and I really hope it keeps it this way.

In Samal Island, you can just relax on some beaches or go to a resort for a day.

There are many foriegners buying parcel of land in this samal island as thier rest houses.

Well, my dear friends, I have more stories to come.

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Travel and see the world with me… Elvie Lins

As we wait for our departure. This beautiful flower diaplay as part of Singapore National day celebration.

Having direct flight from Singapore to Davao feels awsome.

A close friend of mine from Singapore joining me in climbing Mount Apo. This is the highest mountain in Mindanao Philippines.

For now, we will enjoy the 3.5 hours flight to Davao.

I will have more news for you guys as we travel to Mindanao in the Philippines


Hey #everyone,

In case you are planning to go to Davao city Philippines, and if you want to know things you can do while hanging aroud the city.

## Here’s a great way to make use of your day.

Head to SANTA ANA WARF, this area is about walking distance if you are just in the city or take a taxi. From here, you can take boat that drives you around samal Island by the beach side.

Many boats are for hire.

There are smaller to medium boats. They have different pricing too. Best is to bargain.

The costs of this boat roughly from P300 to P500 per person for a whole day riding. The smaller bangka which 2 people can go in is about P1500 for a whole day.

You have to start early morning like 7 or 8 am to catch this boats and that you have more sight seeing.

From Santa Ana Warf, they will at least stops about 5 to 7 destinations.

You will pass the Peal Farm Resort.

You can go swimming and boating with some local or villages boat.

The sand is white too. The water is blue and you see fish swimming.

#There is not much things to buy in the island when you are doing Island Hopping. Bring your own food and drinks is a better way as if you compare buying beers or so to a resort in Samal can be costly. Even it is costly, sometimes there is none you can get.

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Ngorongoro National Park in Tanzania Africa

My friends and readers,

My hubby and I were in Ngorongoro National Park in Tanzania – one of the tourist destination in Africa.

Expect to see some wild animal which can be found in Ngorongoro national park.

Started our journey from Singapore with Turkish Airlines with stop over in Ataturk Airport (Turkey).

As the plane lift off from the Airport, I manage to take some shots from the top. This is the top view of Stanbul Turkey.

Landed in Kilimanjaro International  Airport. A small Airport in Town of Arusha. I must say, that Turkish Airline is pretty decent especially when you are on a budget.

You won’t believe me that the entire Journey from Singapore to Kilimanjaro and return was only USD1807 per person. The airline is comfortable enough and have rooms for your legs if you are a tall person like my husband.

When we were in Tanzania – The main trip we wanted was to climb Kilimanjaro. However, we had 3 days to explore the area and we book a day tour of Safari in Ngorongoro national park.

Nngorongoro National Park has a crater. From the distance, the crater look likes smoking. Yes, it was chilling and we have to wear a jacket. It was very dusty too. The Crater is like magical.

ngorongoro crater
Smoking crater of Ngorongoro

There were massive wildlife going on in this park. Below you can see the Flamingo. Bathing and swimming in this lake with less water. It was very sad for me to see that the lake has very little water for all the wildlife to drink.

This Flamingo seems to know how to entertain their audience. They flew and make a dive and formation. Pretty awesome to see in reality.flamingo flying formation

Giraffe were also there. A few of them were looking at our open roof jeep.

This is the first time I saw a Giraffe


the lion in africa
Lionese walking towards our jeep.

However, the most interesting for me was the baby lion. This liones were walking towards us. She must be looking for some food. Lucky me I was on top of the metal Jeep.

friends from canada
this couple were with us during the tour.

ngorongoro national park

If you can notice on top of this tree, there is a monkey, he was shy and pretend not to look at us. And below us is a cull of an elephant. According to our guide, many are still killing the elephant for their Ivory and mostly it is exported in China. It is why if you see plates and artefacts related to ivory, please do not buy them.

What I really like about travelling is we can always meet new people, new culture.  The culture of African people in Tanzania were very much like Filipino. They were always smiling, happy and singing. Even I know they do not have much to offer aside from giving us a great service.

I also thought that Africa is very dangerous country to be with. It open my eyes that they too wanting to make friends to other people and wanting to know other people culture.

It was a great experience for me to be able to visit Africa in Tanzania and met African people and knowing their culture.

I do hope you enjoy reading this post and I will live you the video here about our climb in Kilimanjaro

(Photos poste here are just taken with my phone and it is use only as to support my post for elaboration)


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