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.
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 😐 At least it was a sunny day 😀
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):
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 😀
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!
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! 🙂
NOTE: Sorry for this long delayed post! Original Travel Month: May 2011