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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
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