Davao is not mesmerizing by all means, but what I’ve come to know about unfamiliar places so far is they all have something special for each person who visits them.
To me, Davao was special because it was my first time to ride an airplane at night and alone. It was also my first time to travel without an itinerary, so I wasn’t in a rush.
I booked this flight last August just because. But when November 28 came, the day of my flight, I knew this vacation had a purpose. I was so stressed at work, so I needed the four days off. I was also aiming to write the last 2,500 words of my book, so this experience helped me reach that goal.
Here are some pictures of the People’s Park taken on my first day in Davao:
During my second day in Davao, I decided to explore the city by myself. I just rode jeepneys then went down in random places, and I loved it! The adventure took me to a Chinese restaurant, Davao’s Chinatown, their local version of Bread Talk, a cozy café, the center of the city, and another cozy café. Here are some pictures:
My third and last day was rather simple. We went to Victoria Plaza, the oldest mall in Davao City. Afterwards, we went to Ponce Suites, a gallery hotel. We capped off the day at G Mall to buy pasalubong and Lyndon’s to taste the world’s worst ribs for the second time.
Although I didn’t get to visit the most famous tourist destinations in Davao, I still had so much fun exploring the city. I got what I needed for the time being. And I will surely come back for more.