It was still 1030H when I walked into RBG Bar and Grill Restaurant for the second time. The chance of eating again a set menu, a rarity in most part of the Philippines, well, except probably in the hallowed grounds of luxury hotels and fine diining destinations, thrilled me. Not so much about the experience of getting full halfway into the main course, but because of the impossibly cheap Quickfire Lunch that the restaurant, Park Inn Davao’s primary F&B outlet was just too good to…Continue Reading “RBG’s Quickfire lunch is surprisingly filling yet good value”

Much to my surprise when I got to the Ecoland bus terminal in Davao City, seeing for the first time the new buses of Rural Transit Mindanao Inc. (RTMI). It was big, huge, in fact compared to their usual airconditioned and deluxe buses with plush seating, cavernous baggage compartment and a built in toilet! It seats 49 passengers and is probably the first in Mindanao, if Super 5, that other big company that plies the CDO-Iligan route hasn’t beaten it yet. Mindanao, although the second…Continue Reading “Rural Transit has new buses in its routes”

The motorcycle ride was hot and as we were just coming from Hagimit Falls in Samal City, it didn’t take us long to reach Kaputian’s poblacion. I wasn’t expecting much but the driver insisted that the beach there is beautiful with a stretch of white sand. Coming from a local, we just had to believe him despite not having checked it online. Kaputian Beach Park is just near the small wharf where motorized outrigger boats from Davao City dock and within the poblacion or town…Continue Reading “This beautiful beach is just so crazily wow!”

I love small inns and hotels, especially those that upon entering the room surprises you with its simplicity without sacrificing comfort. And Midori Inn in Davao City is one of those establishments. The bed is comfortable, working aircon, fast wifi and a clean space. Midori Inn is quite small, almost nondescript but not shabbily setup. Located at a quite side street that is Camus Extension but not too far from restaurants and malls. People’s Park is just a five minute walk and just a few…Continue Reading “Sweet minamalist inn in Davao City”

It was mid morning and as the plane maneuvered to land at the airport in Davao City, I caught sight of Mt. Apo’s peak. It was a beautiful day, the sky was clear and the country’s highest peak was showing me her best. I have lived in Davao City for a total of two years and have visited the city countless times. Never for once, have I come close to Mt. Apo or climbed up its slopes. From Davao City or when taking the bus going…Continue Reading “Mt. Apo up close from the sky”