Yesterday I Swam

Gim and I were supposed to head on home to Zamboanga, but we couldn’t go home without once using our newly bought snorkel gear. So we postponed the trip to today and happily went to Dakak Resort (except that we overslept and had to postpone it again to tomorrow). Habal-habal...

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Funny Instructions in Dakak

Phone Instructions: To call cluster A, B, C, Beachfront, Presidential Suite, and other outlets, please press [key] or [key] then dial the corresponding phone number of the room. To call cluster D from cluster A, B, C, please press line 2 or 3 above, then you hear TOT… TOT… TOT…...

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Hammocks in Dakak

Gim and I spent my birthday (August 15) in Dakak Resort, Dapitan. It was a beautifully cloudy day. (A sunny day on a Philippine beach equals a really, really bad sunburn.) We took a dip in the water first thing when we got there. Ate a hearty lunch after hours...

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Travelling Mindanao

Arrived in Dipolog, Mindanao safe and thrilled. Met by boyfriend Gim and rode a tricycle (a quirky three-wheeled transportation common in the Philippines) towards Dapitan. Took over boyfriend’s temporary quarters and made it messy, as I am wont to do. Dapitan (Visayan for “a place often visited”) is beautiful as...

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The Do-It-Yourself Tour of 2007

Sembreak started in the middle of October. Finished all my exams and projects, think I did okay. Ran straight back into my boyfriend’s arms. ‘Course time crawled sooo much longer than that statement. I’m home (in Zamboanga), safe and sound now, back from a totally exciting one-week city-hop adventure. From...

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Dakak Resort Experience

It’s not everyday one goes to a beautiful white sand beach. We were thrilled the week we got to go twice. Dakak Resort is beautiful. The beach is small but often deserted during the day. The sand is a sparkling beige; the water clear green up close, crystal blue from...

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