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! 🙂

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

  1. Gusto ko rin makapunta ng Tawi-Tawi at makabalik sa Maitum 😀 Can’t wait to read your adventures 😀

  2. Bonz [Con Tour] says:

    Ingat pre. Amping lang.:-).

  3. Zamboanga City proper is really chaotic… hehehe!!! but what i enjoyed most is Satti… sana meron din d2 sa Manila… 🙂

  4. Gusto ko rin makapunta ng Tawi-Tawi. Balang araw magagawa ko rin yan. 🙂

  5. 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!

  6. Anonymous says:

    kayang kaya yan jo 🙂

  7. Anonymous says:

    thanx arlene

  8. Anonymous says:

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

  9. Anonymous says:

    kaw pa 😉

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  11. Anonymous says:

    coming soon mica 🙂

  12. Did you ever make it off bongao island and further south?

  13. Anonymous says:

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

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