When itchy feet meet crazy peeps…
I haven’t finished writing about my Northern Mindanao solo journey yet… when, off to another 7-day Southern Mindanao getaway I went… Life. Is. Good.
From SOCCSKSARGEN to North Cotabato and Maguindanao to the various Davao Regions, to the hills and over mountains, to the rivers and seas and above them… it was one hell of a roadtrip with these fun people: very different in many ways, but all together in one adventure!
So what’s the best recipe for a funtabulous journey?
Gather a bunch of crazy, thrill-seeking people, mix them together in an itinerary-less journey, sprinkle with a dash of anxiety [like not knowing what lies ahead], smother with tons of adventure, and garnish with lots and lots of laughter!
Braving the scorching morning sun to immortalize the #Talakudong2015 parade.
Goofing it up with The Champ
It was a stroke of good luck that we met Ms Emelie Jamorabon of the Tacurong City Tourism Office.
Savoring Tacurong’s age-old merienda recipes at Fortune Place. Thanks Tacurong City Tourism Office!
Waiting for the guv’nor…. not!
Marveling at the wide expanse of the Sultan Kudarat Provincial Capitol grounds.
The ‘mandatory’ #foodporn shoot.
Beer and ComVal’s famous bibingka? Why not!
Resting our tired butts from the looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong drive.
He’s okay… just resting.
After almost an eternity of driving…. SUCCESS!
Whatcha waitin’ for?!?!?! TARALETS! JUMP!
Striking a pose for posterity..
Lost? Checking the GPS? Nein! Posting #ATM.
Yes, we love Mati!
Group photo with our patient ultralight plane pilot, Sir Iking of Mindanao Saga Flying Club in Mati City.
The hour-long ‘habal-habal’ ride through rough and very rough terrain, across slippery, muddy, sometimes dusty road was all worth it! We heart Asik-asik Falls!
Actually, my MAIN purpose in travelling to this part of Mindanao is to witness this:
Tribu Manubiaw of Tacurong Pilot Elementary School, one of the performers/contestant in #Talakudong2015 Streetdance Competition.
… the annual Talakudong Festival of Tacurong City in Sultan Kudarat. More on this soon….
I still cannot get my mind off this beauteous creation…