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DIY Walking Tour – Davao City

Posted on June 14, 2014

Location: Poblacion, Davao City Starting Point: Museo Dabawenyo End Point: Magsaysay Park  Distance: 4 km Duration: 7 hours Emerging from a small riverside trading settlement of Bagobo tribes in southeastern Mindanao, the area we now call Davao City was claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1844 in opposition to the Sultan of Maguindanao, followed by the official colonization of the region in 1848. In the early 20th century, Japanese settlers thrived in the city working in abaca plantations so muchRead More

Kadayawan sa Dabaw: Ten Tribes, One Vibe

Posted on August 23, 2011

Street dancing during the ‘Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan’ Last weekend, Davao City welcomed its visitors at the airport with free drinks called ‘Davao Punch’ – a trademark concoction of guava, pomelo and calamansi created exclusively for the festivity. It was a great taste of things to come for the yearly spectacle that is Kadayawan, and a thoughtful prelude to the warm hospitality of the Dabawenyos that continued throughout the wonderful festival weekend. Street dancer in tribal-inspired costume Every August, the KadayawanRead More

Surfboards, Onsens & Dugongs: Down Davao’s Roads Less Travelled

Posted on February 8, 2011

Matigsalug tribeswomen sell handicrafts at Davao City When typhoons lash out across Luzon and Visayas during the rainy season, sunnier weather favors the greater part of Mindanao. Thanks to its geographical location, the massive island offers a great escape not only from antagonistic weather but also, for the intrepid backpacker, from tourist crowds. Vast and verdant, Davao City – one of the largest cities in the world by land area – offers fascinating spots of its own like the PhilippineRead More

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