Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Davao: Trip with Vounzes

Finally I decided to go on a vacation. I needed a break from work and the hustle and bustle of the city. Here in the Philippines, summer starts at March. Nature tripping such as beaches, rivers and waterfalls are best destinations to go to. And yes, Davao is a perfect place to de-stress and detoxify. Along with my friends -the Vounzes, I booked my flight after their first day.

Davao is the largest city on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. You won't see any tall buildings or sky scrapers which I think is really good. Everything is like few rides away from the city to beaches and mountain resorts, and is close to diving spots. Even in the city, I can tell am breathing fresh air and people are very warm and helpful. No wonder it is awarded by the Department of Tourism as the Most Livable City in the Philippines in 2008.

Our first stop is at Jinkee's famous store where she sells signature items from Chanel to Tory Burch. From pre owned to brand new. This store is named after the wife of the first boxer in history to win ten world titles in eight different weight divisions

located in JMP (Jinkee Manny Pacquiao) Building, S Osmeña St, Gen. Santos City

Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao "Fighter of the Decade"
with Maria Geraldine "Jinkee" Jamora

Next stop.
Travel won't be complete without tasting the food of the place where you are visiting.

Ranchero’s Grill & Steakhouse: Torres st., Davao city, Philippines

(although I don't eat beef or pork) If you love baby back ribs, make sure to not to miss eating one in Ranchero, it's their best selling version of the classic cutback barbecue favorite.
Ensaladang Pako with Bagnet: Fern Salad with Deep Fried Pork Meat

Crispy Fried Garlic Chicken

Sizzling Giant Bulalo: Huge beef chunks with knuckles in mushroom, onion, gravy sizzling on a hot cast-iron plate. 

Watermelon and Mango shake. I tell you, one glass is not enough.

Loren Dianne Vizcayno

the ala Alexander McQueen scarf.

Karen May Quiocho Romarate

Kar Baltazar is a very good photographer, just click on the link to see her amazing shots.

am in love with her straw hat.

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