JUNE 30, 2015 - DAY 7

Davao is the largest city in the Philippines. It was also ranked as one of the most livable cities in Asia. We arrived at Davao International Airport around 8am and booked a very lucky tour just outside of the airport. The tour guide was just waiting outside of the airport, waiting for some tourists to hire him. For a sweet deal and a comfy van, we took his offer.

JUNE 29, 2015 - DAY 6

We took the 7am ferry to Misamis Oriental from Camiguin. It was roughly an hour and a half minutes. From the port, we hired a van to take us to Cagayan De Oro (1 hour travel time) and tour us around the city.

Camiguin is located in the northern part of Mindanao and was formerly a part of Misamis Oriental. The name of the island came from the Spanish word, Kamagong, a tree abundant in the area where the Manobos lived.

JUNE 28, 2015 - DAY 5 CAMIGUIN

After landing the plane, we went straight to the information counter to ask for some local tips. We asked for help if it was possible to call a local tourist guide named, Teddy, and contact him to pick us up in the airport and land us a tour around the island.

First stop was White Sand Island, it is just 15 minutes away from Camiguin. White sand island is a roughly 1 kilometer sandbar with clear blue waters and white sand, hence the name. It surely was surreal with its breathtaking view and sandbar.

We tried the Tuyom and Suwaki, both sea urchins which can be bought in the island. We helped prepare it by cracking the shell using an itak or knife. The sea urchin is mixed with vinegar and gives a unique taste.

We scored a sweet deal with one of the bangkeros in the island. We went snorkeling within the area of the sandbar. There are also parts in the area where you can go fishing. The island was not crowded at all. Sari-sari stores or carinderias are selling food and drinks for the tourists. We were not aware of the time but we surely enjoyed the island— but i think we were there the whole morning. It was a long time but iwe know we do not regret it. The visit was absolutely breathtaking.

Footnotes: Credits to Mischa De Guzman & Cheloi Marasigan, Ate Nicky & Kuya Godfrey, Cebu Pacific Air & Primetime Creatives | Camiguin Island | June 2015

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