I've been to Davao City 14 years ago, stayed at Eden Nature Park then when the place was not open to the public yet. It was for a work assignment under Nestle Philippines, I was with my work partner Joy Fallarme. At that time I may have visited just an nth portion of the place, I already love Davao, I just simply love the place, it's beauty, the food, the people. But I haven't got a chance to go back since then.
|My Davao boarding pass|
When I decided to join the Mt. Apo skyrun, finally I have to travel again to this place, on my own though. Despite being alone, I was just excited to be back. Jules traveled two days earlier while Jay and his family took the other airline, I take Philippine Airlines using my mabuhay mileage saved for a long time. That way I saved a lot on the cost of my plane fare. But unfortunately PAL had crew strike several days before my scheduled flight. Good thing I called the airlines four days earlier, I was totally unaware the flight I am booked with had been canceled. I was moved to the next earliest flight. I don't know if it's a blessing that my flight had been moved, now that my flight is not that early anymore, I decided to just take the public transportation going to the airport, with very minimal luggage, I took the jeep and the bus. I was still early on my flight, checked in and wait for my flight boarding near the gate where we are going to board.
|at Centennial Airport waiting for my boarding|
I settled in one seat on a corner and take a nap. I check the time once in a while just to make sure that I will not miss the announcement of my flight boarding but as the time came for the schedule of our flight itself, all the passengers were already restless, keeps on going to the counter and probably asking what really is the time we will be allowed to board the plane. I stand and settle at the back portion of the area just making myself ready in case they will already ask passengers to fall in line. After our long wait, all the passengers were finally called to board the plane. I settled in my seat and take a nap again, I couldn't even remember what time the plane exactly took off.
|Finally at Davao Airport|
|On my way home|