Breakfast with the Bagobo Tribe – Tibolo Village, Davao del Sur


The DFAT 2011 participants woke up early that Monday morning for breakfast. Errr… yes, we all do wake-up early in the morning to eat breakfast, but this one is extra special and it requires extra effort to go to the dining place. No regrets though since it is one of the most interesting breakfast i had in my entire life.

What a nice morning view! :)
What a nice morning view! šŸ™‚

We took a two-hour drive to Tibolo Village in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur. It’s my fourth time in Davao, but it is my first time to visit this place. Finally, my dream of seeing the famous Mt. Apo in a little closer view came true!

Thanks to the Department of Tourism – Davao headed by Mr. Art, we were given the opportunity to meet the Bagobo Tribe and they even prepared a healthy breakfast for us. We were all hungry after the long and bumpy trip, but reeaching our destination made us feel relaxed and thankful.

We arrived a bit late, that’s why we weren’t able to capture Mt. Apo in full view. The clouds dominates it šŸ˜ At least it was a sunny day šŸ˜€

The Bagobos welcomes us with open hands and they even showed to us how they prepare breakfast – Bagobo style. Here are some photos (video to be embedded soon):

Heat 'em up!
Heat ’em up!
Cassava Cake in a Bamboo
Cassava Cake in a Bamboo
How the Bagobos prepare a chicken in coconut milk meal
How the Bagobos prepare a chicken in coconut milk meal
Green Veggie Salad for Breakfast
Green Veggie Salad for Breakfast
I miss Dilis
I miss Dilis
Chicken from the Bamboo
Chicken from the Bamboo
What a great way to start the day!
What a great way to start the day!
Table #1
Table #1
Table #2
Table #2
Trying to lose excess fat asap LOL
Trying to lose excess fat asap LOL
Leah, Rabsky and Mica
Leah, Rabsky and Mica

Right after eating our healthy breakfast, the youngsters (wait, what? haha) decided to explore Tibolo Village and they suggested that we go to the view deck area. As expected, everyone gamely posed for souvenir photos. We even shot two impromptu videos featuring the sexy boys of the trip named Van, Mark and the one and only Robbie! The videos can be viewed at my personal Facebook profile. Watch at your own risk haha šŸ˜€

I think we only stayed for three hours and we went back to Davao City again to continue with the food tour. I personally would like to go there soon and probably stay for a few days. It is a perfect place for you to relax and at the same time think. I think i need a break now that’s why I’m writing about it. It is also the best option if you’re looking for the Cheapest Holidays in the Philippines since there is no mark of a single pollution in the area. Fresh air, please!

Bagobo Tribe Visit Souvenir Photo
Bagobo Tribe Visit Souvenir Photo

Once again, thank you so much to the organizers of the Davao Food Appreciation Tour 2011 for bringing us to Tibolo Village! Thank you also to the Bagobo Tribe for preparing that special breakfast for the group. ‘Till next time! šŸ™‚

 

NOTE: Sorry for this long delayed post! Original Travel Month: May 2011

13 Comments

  1. Marky said:

    What a wonderful over-all experience. Busog na may bagong kaalaman pa.

    July 31, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Yupyup! I’m glad I was able to join this year’s DFAT. Memorable breakfast, indeed. Fresh air!

      July 31, 2011
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  2. Leif said:

    You have just made me incredibly hungry! >< lol. This looks like it was an awesome experience. To me, this is what travel is all about. Good on ya.

    July 31, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks Leif! You must visit the Philippines soon! šŸ™‚

      July 31, 2011
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  3. Hindi ba sila nag-iinvite ng taga Luzon? I am most willing to be a food taster! Hehehe…Anyway, must have been a great experience communing with Bagobos!

    July 31, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      They do! šŸ˜€ Just contact the people behind Avatar Media (http://www.avatar.ph) for the details on the next DFAT šŸ˜€

      July 31, 2011
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  4. I have to agree with Leif, what a delicious looking meal šŸ™‚ This is an article best read on a full stomach šŸ˜›

    August 1, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Thanks Sam! You two should go here in the Philippines, i tell you. Food galore! šŸ˜€

      August 1, 2011
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  5. Tripper10 said:

    Hi Ms.Mica…
    Grabe… nakakagutom naman post nyo…
    Parang masarap yung chicken sa bamboo…:)

    August 11, 2011
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  6. rabsky said:

    Nyahaha. Gosh now ko lang ‘to nabasa! I wanna go back in that place again! šŸ™‚

    October 13, 2011
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  7. Lhonifel said:

    I enjoyed reading this post,seeing these pictures,.my memory traveled back to 2004 where we conducted our practicum in tibolo,lived with them,talked with them everyday,learned their dialect,(village people ) and for one and a half month,we found out how amazing they were and we begun to loved and missed them!

    February 10, 2014
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