Wednesday, March 24, 2010

around general santos

i've been to many parts of Mindanao already but never this side. read many great things about the big city of Davao, the Tunas of General Santos and the beautiful beaches of Saranggani.we took one of the earliest if not the earliest flight to Davao at 4:50am and i was the last one from the group to arrive at the airport despite being the one closest to it. my travel buddies for this trip lawstude, scud and jonee were already there.from the airport, we immediately went to the bus terminal that will bring us to Gensan which was first on our itinerary. it was a coincidence that Gensan will be celebrating Kalilangan Festival on that same weekend.
from there a van courtesy of Robinsons mall and Sheng brought us to East Asia Royale Hotel and met some of the Gensan bloggers Bariles, Kyaw and Sheila of Robinsons marketing group, who later invited us to join lunch with the Davao bloggers who were also there for the Festival.
Sheng and Kyaw brought us to the town plaza though they brought with them their car to bring us around, riding the tricycle was still exciting. from there we then went to Marasa Grill and met the Davao bloggers.
i was craving for Tuna and i believe i'm in the right place. Sashimi and Kinilaw was served and lots of lutong bahay specialty but what i liked the most was the eggplant. i forgot the name though maybe because it was that delicious.
a meal so good for us to face the heat of the sun to witness Gensan's Kalilangan Festival. thanks to Marasa Grill for hosting our lunch, plus the Gensan and Davao bloggers.

29 comments:

Photo Cache said...

that's a nice thing to do, meet up with local bloggers. after all they know their town very well and they could guide you to the best sites and eats.

Cza said...

nice idea... :) and cool pics as usual! :D

Mark said...

Wow, nice adventure... and nice pics as usual... Are you the one wearing the bonnet? :)

With, the eggplant, if it contained tomatoes and onions soaked in vinegar, then it might be the eggplant salad... :)

Mark said...

CWW here... :)

witsandnuts said...

Wow, there's a Team Pacquiao shop!

Irene said...

Nice place. Nice foods. I love those.

luna miranda said...

oh, you left a slice for me! sweet of you!:p i love tuna sashimi!!!! bitin ang isang slice!

how nice that you guys met up with local bloggers. libre na ang guide.:p

Ria Jose said...

Ensaladang Talong! SUPER SARAP! :)

Nice to have met you. Looking forward to your other Gen San - Saranggani - Davao posts. :)

If any of you other guys are coming over to Davao, ask Dong for my number, will be glad to meet up and assist you.

sendzki said...

woi! im back !! wow, grabe, kahit san san ka na napapadpad! gusto ko rin gayahin ka! ganda pa rin ng photos mo dude ^_^

I am Xprosaic said...

Sayang, i was just around those areas... better luck next time for me...

Raft3r said...

wala si mommy dionisia?
hehe

Jerick said...

i hope you visited polomolok and the dole plantation as well. that town just right after gensan is pretty.

jasperjugan said...

sarap nung tuna + wasabi!!!

docgelo said...

meeting fellow bloggers, experiencing a festival down south, eating tuna sashimi, traveling; all these spell F-U-N!

AWANG said...

Wow!!! that was great adventure,Thanks for sharing.

sheng said...

Wow, hehe, nice pics coming from you. I am glad you had a great time here. Still, bitin pa rin yung time na napadpad kayo dito sa amin, next time, plan an longer trip so we can go to Lake Sebu, visit Polomolok, eat local halu-halo on our way to Marbel, and spell F-U-N way even better! Glad you visisted, twas really nice to have met you and lawstude, scud and jonee.

Pietro said...

It's a good thing to meet other bloggers. Very beautiful images!

Lawstude said...

salamat sa gensan and davao bloggers. ang sarap ng food sa marasa grill. :)

Hilda said...

Fresh tuna sashimi! The best!!

Heart of Rachel said...

Glad you had a wonderful time with fellow bloggers. It's nice to see familiar faces.

nuts said...

wow, it's not the place n food but the people of davao/bloggers kaya sarap balik balikan talaga. (as if kasama ako) sana makapasyal isa man sa pinuntahan mo. sarap naman.

Reena said...

i'm jealous. sana makabalik na ng davao and gensan a.s.a.p.!!! sino sina jonee and scud jan? :)

i'm looking forward to the next post.

princess_dyanie said...

kung sino pa ang malapit sya pa ang huli haha! :P

yay i wanna go to gensan din! paging sheng! haha! ;)

sheng said...

@dyanie, naghihintay ang gensan sa iyo!

bariles said...

Dong, we, the GenSan Bloggers had fun hosting you guys even for just a short period of time. Hope you could post your pictures of the Kalilangan Festival too.

Our host at Marasa Grill is owner Kring Macion, President of the Gensan Tourism Association and blogger Orman Manansala, the super chub in the picture (www.gandaeversomuch.com) who is also the Kalilangan Festival Director.

Next stop should be the TUNA FESTIVAL which runs from Sept 1-5, 2010. Hopefully, the director will still be Orman.

Thanks for this post and Magandang GenSan!

lagal[og] said...

hey, looks like you and oman had a blast :D

orman said...

my friend, hindi na ako papayag na sa tuna festival (kung ako pa rin ang festival director ha) at hindi ako ang host nyo! thanks for visiting! see you soon!

langging said...

Dom, you take great pictures!

langging said...

Hi Dom, you take great pictures!

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