WOW Davao

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Group of IRRI people (including me) attended a Crop Science conference in Davao and of course as always, we did some side trip to check out the city and look at what we found.

our tour car to go around Eden Nature Park (this trip is in 2004, update on Eden Nature Park can be viewed here eden nature park

welcome to Eden

entrance to the camping area

posing at the amphi theater


play area

enjoying the rope ride...they call this "Indiana Jones"

trying it again, this time with Big and Dee

can't be sure but I think I tried this more than twice =)

cavin house for overnight stay

after Eden, another site .... Malagos garden

posing with the jade flower

Davao is known for beautiful orchids

and also home to a lot of birds especially the Philippine eagle though I didn't put Pagasa or any eagle picture here, instead I put other kinds we found there

the lady peacock

showing off ..... isn't he handsome!?

the spiting ostrich....spiting on Big

abundant fruits in Davao .... Pomelo


trying out Durian....they say it smells like hell but taste like heaven....not for me =(

during the conference buffet lunch with Big, me, Kuya Dante, Darlene and Ms. Jeanie

overflowing fruits from DOLE

our home for the conference, The Waterfront Insular Hotel

my room, with Olga my roommate and officemate, she's a lovely Spanish girl

trying out Davao's seafood eat-all-you-can restaurant

sipping the "SUSO"

waiting for our boat that would take us to Paradise resort

Davao is very heavenly, our first trip is in Eden now we're going to Paradise

the beach is like a big pool...with very clear and cold water...brewwwwwwwww

after dipping in the water, another round of Davao's finest seafood

souvenir empty dead shell sold at the hotel lobby

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