Chada Weekend.

Daut moved to Cagayan de Oro City earlier this month because of work. So what's a girl gotta do? Visit her lonely boy in Mindanao. Haha. Equipped with a map, full tank of gas and moves like jagger (our soundtrack for the trip haha), we found our way around Cagayan De Oro, Iligan and Bukidnon.

 August 13 Cagayan de Oro City

It's my second time to visit Cagayan de Oro City. I was quite impressed with Airphil Express because the flight was ahead of time and I got free 15 kilos baggage. (Perfect for the rice cooker, curtains and starter set for Daut from his mom.) But I spoke too soon. As usual, Airphil Express disappointed me as they cancelled my return flight. Anyhoo, Daut took me to his home in Opol, Misamis Oriental. It's just 15 minutes away from the bustling Cagayan. He lives in a resort with the ocean as his playground. It's not Boracay, but still I think it's pretty cool to live in a tranquil atmosphere and sleep to the sound of the waves at night. We spent Friday just strolling in the beach, setting up Daut's new home, eating delicious dinner @ Panagatan and visiting the night market.

August 14 Iligan
After attending mass at the Divine Mercy, we followed the map to the City of Majesic Waterfalls. It was noon time and our stomachs were grumbling. We wanted to eat at Sunburst. I've been there before but obviously, I have no sense of direction so it took us almost 2 hours to find the place and *pooof* its CLOSED. All our energy levels just dropped. And we get cranky when hungry. There was silence in the air until we found the nearest fastfood. Mang Inasal saves the day! Hahaha. And we're back to our normal, giddy selves on the road.

TINAGO FALLS is literally hidden in a deep ravine. 400 plus slippery steps, but when you get to the falls, you can't help but jump into the clean, deep, icy cold water. So beautiful and refreshing. Even KC CONCEPTION and SAM MILBY enjoyed it! Hahaha.

Apple Tree Resort and Hotel is just a few sandy steps away from Daut's home. It has a swimming pool and a jacuzzi but I guess we had too much swimming that day. We just had dinner there. Food and service was great.

August 15 Bukidnon
Armed with a good sense of adventure, we went to the mountains of Dahilayan where we passed by miles and miles of pineapple fields and breathtaking views. That "Pineapple Country" is actually the source of Del Monte products. PATIKIM NG PINYA? HAHA.

We arrived in Dahilayan Adventure Park around 8:30am. What do you need after roughly 2 hours of driving?  GOOD FOOD! We ordered Spanish Omelette and Double Cheeseburger at the Pinegrove Lodge.

ZIPZONE ALL RIDES cost P600 which includes 320m+150m ZIP plus LONGEST ZIPLINE IN ASIA @ 840m. The Philippines will soon become the zipline capital of the world with all the ziplines being operated around the country. Haha. But I have to say, the 840m zipline is the BEST! Feeling Superman talaga flying upto 100kph. Zooming through lush greenery is exhilarating!!!

We were done by all the rides @ 11am. So we proceeded to Dahilayan Forest Park. It offers Buggy, ATV, Zorb, Bungy Bounce and Treetop adventure. We tried the Treetop Adventure (P250 plus P50 Entrance). It's different from the treetop adventure in Subic. Here, we had to pass 25 obstacles. Daut's favorite is the skateboard ride from one tree to another.

My lampa-body was aching afterwards. Haha. Going back, we had lunch at some bbq place along the way and went straight to the airport only to find out that my flight @ 3:20pm was cancelled. Arghhh...NEVER AGAIN, AIRPHIL! They didn't even advise me. BOOOO! I was accommodated in another flight though. Arrived in Cebu 6ish pm. And I still made it to work at 10pm. Whew! What a weekend! As Cagayan locals would say, "Chada kaayo!" :) And it goes like this...

Take me by the tongue
And I'll know you
Kiss me till you're drunk
And I'll show you
You want the moves like jagger
I've got the moves like jagger
I've got the mooooooves... like jagger

The song was on repeat the whole time. It's so catchy it hurts! HAHAHAHA. Let's not forget about the whistling too. Till our next roadtrip dawg!


Lakbayan Map

My Lakbayan grade is C+! How embarassing! Haha. The blue spots are the places that I have visited. Such a long way to go. I really wish I can travel more but it's so hard when you have limited funds. Haaay, if I can't make it, I PROMISE I'll save up for my FUTURE CHILDREN to see the world! CHOS! :)