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Morion's Travel| My Zamboanga Peninsula Journey

This post is PART 1 of my five (5) provinces- Agusan del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, and Zamboanga del Norte; eight (8) cities- Butuan, Gingoog, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Ozamis, Oroqueta, Dipolog and Dapitan City; and fifteen (15) long hours- Northeastern passing Northwestern Mindanao going to Zamboanga Peninsula Journey!


Of course this is another “close to zero personal expense” trip.  I have to do long land travel from Surigao City going to Dipolog for this management meeting/planning on May 18, 2012. Side trips were also planned two weeks ahead after I received the confirmation e-mail from HR that the meeting at Royal Farm in Dipolog City will push through. “Aba sayang ang moment na reimbursable ang pamasahe at para masulit na rin ang sakit ng likod sa mahabang byahe.”
From Surigao City Bus terminal we (I was with Regional Accountant Barbi) take a bus ride going to Butuan City, Agusan del Norte. We arrived in Butuan around  7:00 pm “na maraming gutomJ. Buti na lang may eat all you can na 100 pesos sa may bus stop. Sulit! After that “busog” dinner, we then take a tricycle ride going to our Unit’s office cum staff house in Butuan to meet colleagues and of course Manong driver of company’s service car that will bring us to Dipolog.

As early as 6:00 am the following day we left Butuan City, passing the City of Gingoog of Misamis Oriental at around 10:00 am and had short stop-over at Balingwan -water refill plus close look to Camiguin Province.
Camiguin Province
Emotions and Camiguin Island
Another short stop-over in  Cagayan de Oro for our lunch- litson baboy, adobong pusit and
 Magnum (perst tym hahaha). 



We are in Iligan City of Lanao del Norte around 2:00pm and arrived at Port of Mukas - the entry point (via RORO ) going to Ozamis City of Misamis Occidental, around 5:00 pm. Paid 25  pesos fare plus 3 pesos terminal fee. Kala ko matagal ang byahe from Port of Mukas going to Ozamis yun pala 10 minutes lang.As in tawid pampang langJ mas matagal pa ang pagpila ng sasakyan pasakay ng RORO kaysa sa byaheJ There is also another way going to Ozamis City via Pagadian but the travel time may take another two hours (as what I've heard from the conversation of my seatmates:) ). 


We arrived @ Ozamis City Port around 6:20pm.Had another short stop-over in our office at Oroqueta City and proceed to our main destination- Dipolog! Around 8:00pm when we arrived in Dipolog City. Pagod pero proudJ Imagine 5 provinces in one day!


The following day was very productive. Of course the meeting proper, discussion of issues and concerns, and setting-up the goal and plans. Every break of the meeting I am just walking around the place- enjoying the relaxing and lovely nature of the farm and do photowalk! Royal Farm is the best venue for corporate meetings, training, seminars, teambuilding and occasions like weddings and birthdays.  Plus 1 to our meeting venue- club Posh. Complete with multimedia equipments and accommodating service staffs. The farm’s ambiance and relaxing nature makes me want to extend my stay in Dipolog City. Lastly, who will not say yes to their “Lutong Bahay” foods- sinigang na bangus, kaldereta, itlog na maalat etc. 

No time to waste, after the whole day’s meeting, we just roam around Dipolog City for 1 hour and proceed to its neighboring same famous City- Dapitan. Since were leaving back to Surigao City the following day, why not explore Dapitan as early as today. Had our dinner at the restaurant along boulevard and spend the rest of the night roaming around the infamous “Gloria de Dapitan”. Do bowling (perstym hahaha) and shop t-shirts and other pasalubongs (with dakak prints jejeje). Not mentioned earlier we spend the night at Harohoy sa Baybayon Inn for P1000 good for 4 persons.

PHOTOWAK 


"Ganda ng view"
Enjoyed our bowling experience. I won!
Native Muslim's musical instrument in the hallway of the hostel 

52 comments:

  1. You have a nice journey. Thanks for sharing this to us.

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  2. Jam-packed and Minda-series mo bro ah... It has been more then a decade the last time I visited Mindanao, at wala pang Digicam noon. I wanna go back there, and for sure marami nang changes diyan.

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  3. whew, that's a loooong travel, but I see you did enjoy it...

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  4. @ bro edmar:) book na br, explore and travel mindanao, this is truly an amazing place to discover:)

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  5. Tumpak @ Myk:) Mahaba pero sulit:)

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  6. Camiguin is one of my dream locations and would really want to go there. The same goes in Dapitan as I would want to be a student of history in this place. Jam packed travel itinerary from you.

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  7. I enjoy reading your blog. :) Keep it up!

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  8. @ Sasuman tnx alot for reading this blog:)
    @ Franc - oo nga. sayang nga wala ng time to explore Camiguin hanggang tanaw na lng muna sa Island of 7 volcanoes (maybe next time)

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  9. Although I have traveled a lot around the world, I'm one of those Pinoys who is a "Turista sa sariling bayan". Unfortunately, I have not been to any parts of Mindanao. Hopefully, I will visit those beautiful places in Mindanao.

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  10. your trip really sounds memorable. i definitely like reading posts about long trips, going to one place to the other. you are really adventurous.

    even though i'm from mindanao, i haven't been to the places you've been to. pero i'd definitely want to visit dapitan soon. :)

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  11. Hi Teddy:) Sarap i explore ng Pinas, we have the best of the world. Explore mindanao malayo ang ganda nito sa pangit na balita ng media:)

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  12. @ Athena- long journey pero sulit:) tnx for dropping here:)

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  13. The perks! Di ba nga? Buti na lang our office allows extended stay (to my expense, of course) to maximize the plane fare)...Hehehehe...Minsan I limit my post related to official travels kasi baka sabihin, puro sightseeing lang ginagawa ko. LOL!

    Nakaka-miss ang Dapitan at CDO. Dapitan has changed so much since early 2000s I was going there. masyado pang rural during those days. Wala pang Gloria's.

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  14. i agree, maganda nga ang zamboanga... the food, the location and the people. Yahweh bless.

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  15. hahaha tumpak Ding:) I would always love to visit Dakak and Dapitan- kapag may opportunity gaya nito:)

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  16. tnz ralph and michy for dropping here:) enjoy

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  17. Whoaaaaaa ang layo pala talaga trinavel mo!

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  18. I guess that's why we have to prioritize the places we visit as we have limited time but cheers for you to be able to fit in all this destinations in one trip.

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  19. Despite the not-so-good-news that I've been hearing about Mindanao, I know that there are a lot of must-see places in this part of the Philippines.

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  20. Zamboanga is Philippines' sleeping charm. It's beauty is exceptional!

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  21. 5 provinces in a day ,that was tiring and I almost fell on my chair with the 100 pesos eat all you can. that is so cheap, hindi aya sila malugi non.

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  22. I am from that province lol Lanao Del Norte, and looking at the pictures make me missed more of the place.

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  23. Wow, it's so nice your job is giving you chance of traveling also. how i wish ganun trabaho ko para zero or almost zero ang expense sa travel hehehehehe. I have been to camiguin and cagayan de oro but thats the farthest I've been in that place. I will put Dipolog in my list so I can the the place where Jose Rizal had been exiled =)

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  24. Dami mong napuntahan in a short while ah. Sulit talaga hehe

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  25. Jeepney kun jeepney!hehe... Nice photos!

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  26. Been to this place once during my college days and indeed this place is awesome. Wish to be back here again ;D

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  27. @ Rm- malayo talaga plus yung pabalik pa jejeje:)
    @ Franc- minsan lang kaya sinulit ko na:)
    @Les-Joey- Mindanao is indeed the land of promise. nakakalungkot lang na damay ang buong mindanao pag may alarming news sa kaunting bahagi nito:
    @Justing- I definitely agree-cheers!
    @Point- your place is home of beautiful destinations,
    @tatess- tumpak! ito na ang pina cheap na eat all you can na na experience ko sana meron pang iba:)
    @Ricky- sabi q nga "iluv dis job" aka kua kim jejeje
    @Aleah- jejeje isang way lang kc:)
    @Riza- iba tlaga ang dating ng jeep pinoy na pinoy db jeje
    @Herbert- Go bro, cheers")

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  28. natawa ako sa caption na magandang view for the photo in Gloria de Dapitan! i've been to dipolog and dapitan and really enjoyed our time off!such compact places to roam around.

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  29. @atty Mean- whaaah bat yun nga ang caption dun(lagot:)) tnx for dropping here:)

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  30. Wow...yan ang talagang trip. literal na trip...5 in a row... I know the feeling of pagod but it's worth it.

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  31. I haven't been to any City in Mindanao. Maybe your photos can convince my husband to spend our next family vacation there. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Kung maka travel lang, wagas! O__O

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  33. looks like you enjoyed the place a lot... ganda nga ng view... hahaha. thnaks sa share, bro. Yahweh bless.

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  34. I love your breakfast, your photos, your riding in the jeepney.. your going to places...everything! kainggit!

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  35. Love the island shots. And that photowalk shot.

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  36. Your trip would've tired me out big time! :/ But it does show in your post that you still had a great time maximizing both your energy and time. :) Why didn't your company just send you out on this event via plane? That would've been more efficient although a bit costly.

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  37. @ Mai Flores- jejeje pabor aman sa lolo mo, just imagine 5 provinces done in 1 day:) aside na expensive ang airtravel ala aman direct flight from Surigao to Dipolog jejeje
    @Mavic- hahaha cheers:) ok lang maulit na ganito kahaba basta dapitan ulit-walang pagod!
    @Rossel -go ang ganda ng Mindanao! cheers:)
    @ Mark en Ralph- ty guys for dropping here- wagas na wagas tlaga jejeje

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  38. Your travel is pretty much detailed that it kinda took me there when I close my eyes XD

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  39. Got a good laugh with the "nice view" photo! :) Great to see that you got to enjoyed your trip. Thanks for sharing this.

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  40. i have not been to fanstasyland ....i shall return to that place and unleash the child within .. hihhihih ... laag lng ng laag jeffrey... this is good infor for my future trips sa east side of mindanao specially transfer via RORO

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  41. Beautiful Camiguin-stuff of which dreams are made of...

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  42. im planning this kind of trip next year... ill start in Dumaguete then end in Cagayan de Oro =) nice thanks for sharing...

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  43. @Dennis-malapit nga lang kung sa Mukas dadaan:)
    @Teresa- indeed! tnx for dropping here
    @Jerson-tnx bro for dropping here, en following this blog:) cheers!

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  44. ako ang napagod sa trip na 'to.. hehehe'

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  45. hahaha ikaw pa mervs:) kaw na ang nagiisang pinoy adventurista- meaning walang pagod:) jejeje ty for dropping here

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  46. nakakainggit ang pagbabyahe ninyo. sana makasabay man lang o makasama sa inyong paglalakbay. I love going to places too. Anyway traveling is your your job. Enjoy your work and have more fun!

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  47. mahigit isang dekada na rin ng marating ko ang Dipolog, work-related trip din at yun ang byahe ko na bumili talaga ko ng cam, film pa lang nun and I spent 3 rolls of films, hehe..adik lang sa pics. halos naikot namin ang zambo-norte, several towns din yun incl. Siayan na gandang-ganda ko sa landscape nung mga panahon na yun. Hays, kaka-miss ang Dipolog/ZamboNorte at mga tao dyan, napakababait nila lahat. :)

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  48. Wow, congrats! Five provinces in a day! hehe. Nakakatuwa meron pa palang eat all you can for p100 pesos!. At natawa ako dun sa photo captioned "Ang ganda ng view!" kasi ambiguous eh. hahaha! :D

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