October 19, 2014

CDO-Camiguin-CDO Weekend

Celine was in Cagayan de Oro for two weeks (October 6-16) for their Google Apps for Education trainings. I went there during the weekend (October 10-12). Her training partner Monique's boyfriend (Chech) also went there during that weekend.

I arrived late in the afternoon at Laguindingan Airport and rode a shuttle to CDO. This was cheaper than the taxi (200 peso fixed price) and would be driving us straight to hotels. After meeting with Celine and resting for a few minutes, we went out to eat. We had dinner at Butcher's Best Barbeque and desserts at Something Sweet by Ann.


Desserts at Something Sweet by Ann

The next day (October 11, Saturday), the four of us went to Camiguin Island for the whole-day trip. We took a bus from Agora Terminal to Port of Balingoan. There, we rode a ferry to Port Of Benoni in Camiguin.

After eating breakfast, our first stop was at the Katibawasan Falls. Near the entrance, we tried the kiping. It is made of sweet potatoes and sprinkled with latik. After the falls, we went to Ardent Hot Springs where we get to swim. We had a not so good lunch at Terrasse International Ristorante. We also went to Walkway to the Old Volcano, Sunken Cemetery, and Guiob Church Ruins. We then went to Soda Swimming Pool and Sto. Niño Cold Spring Resort. In Sto. NiƱo Cold Spring Resort, we got to try an instant fish foot spa in the pool. We got back to CDO in the evening. Celine and I went to Penong's Barbeque and Seafoods for dinner.


Kiping

On Sunday (October 12), Celine and I went to St. Agustine Cathedral for the morning mass. We visited the Gaston Park, MacArthur Memorial Marker, and Capitol Grounds. Paul Labis toured us to Ultra Winds Mountain Resort Zipline & Restaurant for a high-altitude lunch. The three of us then went to Gardens Of Malasag before going back to the hotel. We got our things and Paul gave Chech and me a ride to the airport.


McArthur Memorial Marker

It was a very short trip! I wish I could stay longer.