Sunday, July 24, 2011

Birthday Adventure at CDO, Bukidnon, and Iligan - Day 4

11th of July, our last day in Cagayan De Oro. We didn't go anywhere, we just stayed at Mark's home, and waited until 12noon. But before that, we took some pictures of their dogs. The labrador is named as Red (female), while the terrier is Jap-Jap (male). The name of the terrier reminds me of my Pancake, Jap. Hahaha. Peace! :D
 We also took some pictures beside their Clinic, wearing our CDO shirts from Island Tour.
 And then we bid goodbye to CDO, until next time. I might be part of it soon. :D
Thanks to Mark's family for accepting me to their house. To Mark's friends, Teo, Victor, and Ken for the Iligan trip. And most especially to my dearest boyfriend, Mark. Next trip, HongKong. :D
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Birthday Adventure at CDO, Bukidnon, and Iligan - Day 3

Third Stop: Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte

10th of July, our third and last adventure (but not the least) on our 4-day stay is the Iligan City, the city of majestic waterfalls. After almost 2-hour travel from CDO to Iligan City, we first had our lunch at the Tita Fannies Liempo & Chicken Haus. They are famous for their unique taste of liempo and chicken especially when eaten with the their "sukang pinakurat".

Then we went to the hidden treasure of Iligan, the Tinago falls. "Tinago" is a Filipino term for hidden.
If you didn't bring a car or you don't have a service, you need to ride a "habal-habal" (a motorcycle for rent) from the Buruan market. It costs Php25.00 per person.
The falls is hidden in deep ravine. Before you reached this place, you need to walk down more than 400 steps. 
 But after all the tiresome exploration, you will see the awesome gift of nature to us. The water is cold, clear, and clean.
We rented a life jacket for Php5.00. I don't know what will it costs when the government has finally acquired the place.
Most of the people who want to go to the bottom of the falls have rented a raft. The cost is depending on how many persons will ride the raft.
 Tinago Falls is definitely a wonder of the Philippines. This was also one of the scenes from the movie, "Forever and a Day" of Sam Milby and KC Conception.

Next destination is the Maria Cristina Falls. But before we reach it, we went to Nature's Park first. They also offer a zipline adventure. There is an entrance fee of Php30.00 per head.
Here are some of the pictures inside.
And the amazing beauty of Maria Cristina Falls had finally seen by my own eyes. Maria Cristina Falls is also the source of city industries' electric power. This powers the Agus VI Hydroelectric Plant.
The closer look at the Maria Cristina Falls. Luckily, we captured the rainbow near it.
 Thanks to these guys (Victor, Ken, Teo, and Mark) for this wonderful experience.
 The trip is tiring but we are all happy.
Though, Mark and I were already tired, we still went to Limketkai Mall, since it was our last night in CDO. I was surprised because the mall is closing at 8:00PM on a Sunday night. Most of the establishments here, even the bars are already closed. It is too early. Hihihi. Anyway, we had our dinner at Missy Bon-Bon Breadshop. The food is superb and the ambience is very good---relaxing and cozy.
 And i love their pistachio gelato! ♥♥♥
And so this ends of our last night in CDO.

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