I’m traveling in Zamboanga, Tawitawi…

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Macaque monkeys waiting for us at Bongao Peak, Tawitawi

I’m in Bongao, the provincial capital of Tawitawi at the far southwestern end of the Philippines near Borneo. Yes, I’m traveling and this is my third day of a 13 day trip around both ends, west and east of Mindanao. It’s good to be back, as actually, I’ve been here before, but it was almost a decade ago.

How was my travel for the past three days? It was great! Zamboanga was a bit chaotic but the short trip around the old quarter was a lesson in history. The following day, I flew with a friend to Tawitawi and for the past thirty eight hours, I’ve tasted sati, climbed Bongao Peak for the second time and just went to the beach after.

Davao will be next, starting tomorrow and after a few days, will be back in Maitum to explore a waterfall. After that place, I’m still thinking of probably going to Maragusan Valley, or visit Lolong, the biggest crocodile in captivity. But that can change though depending on circumstances.

Do wish me luck! 🙂

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications.

He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces.

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17 thoughts on “I’m traveling in Zamboanga, Tawitawi…

  1. Have a great time exploring some parts of Mindanao, Estan.

    I wish I could listen to you again in your speaking appointment at SPAC in Digos, but time just won’t allow.

    Wish you all the best!

  2. yup, very chaotic but i was kind of surprised with the history lessons while roaming around and seeing the sights

  3. I went to Simunul. I’m planning to go to Sitangkai and Sibutu around March this year.

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