I’m tracing my travel history from 1974 up to the present. This post is 4th of 5 in the series.
I just can’t explain it. But it seems I cannot just keep put in Cebu. After three years working in my home province, I felt that I need to move out again. When the mobile switch in the telecoms company that I worked in opened in Davao, I was the first one to be assigned there as I volunteered. Nevermind if I don’t have family there. I thought, if I made it in Manila for five years without the next of kin then there was no difference with Davao.
In my four years in Mindanao, I spent half and half in Davao and Cagayan de Oro cities
- Except for places beyond Tigbao in Zamboanga del Sur and Basilan, I have visited each and every province either for work or liesure.
- I made my first and only visit to Siargao and Bucas Grande
- no longer collecting butterflies, I switched to collecting beetles and often frequented Lake Sebu in South Cotabato, Davao del Norte, Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon where I had contacts
Being based in Mindanao did not hinder me in going out to more far and remote places: