Our second day in Davao seemed too short. There were yet lots of places to visit but so little time in our hands. Nevertheless, we managed to squeeze in most of the itineraries daughter planned for the day. Thus, after fetching hubby at the airport in the mid afternoon, the big kiddos made sure not to miss out the Outland Adventure Zip line they were keen on trying along with their oldie mom . Lol!.. Here’s one “thunders” (a gay lingo for an oldie) who didn’t want to pass over this very challenging experience. As I always say," Life is short. Do what you want to do coz sooner or later; you may not have the chance to do it again." Hence, although breathlessly, I carried out the heart stomping adventure I feel like doing with my two children. Like the terrifying Sky Walk and Edge Coaster ride experience we had in Cebu, this type of extreme adventure is equally bloodcurdling but absolutely awesome! I went with the kiddos and tried to match their guts!
The Zip lining activity was a totally exhilarating experience. It felt like I was a bird flying above the trees, river and mountain coz I sped off, superman style. I should have brought my cam with me up on the lines but I opted not to for fear of dropping it while I get too excited with the thrilling action. Hence, there's no actual footage of that memorable adventure of ours! Sigh! The two guys (hubby Tom and Tantan, daughter's friend) who were left behind were unsuccessful in taking a good shot of us while in speeding action. Good thing, I found one video in the Outland Adventure website. It shows the second half of the fantastic ride like it was my own actual video shot.
And here is the video courtesy of their website:
This video shows the second half part of the zip line. Can you feel the thrill
while speeding down the line? Simply awesome!
Mom and daughter all geared up
for the thrilling action..
Our last destination for the day was The Crocodile Park. Far from what I imagined it to be, the park is only a small zoo of sort that houses a huge crocodile, countless smaller crocs, lots of parrots, hawks, eagles, python, an orangutang , and more species of birds. There were various shows that involve performances of the different animals and a tight rope balancing exhibition right above the crocodiles’ pen. There was an act that the exhibitionist almost fell off the rope. If it was a real accident, the unruly crocs have one good meal. The trip to the Crocodile Park was an added educational trip for us. The place is a real winner for kids. It was already dark when we left the park for our dinner that evening.
Relying on our driver/tour guide, he initially brought us to Luz Kinilaw Place. According to him, it is one of the most sought after eating joints by tourists in Davao. But we backed off after we saw the place at the ground floor. It looks like an ordinary street side eating place to us. (But learned later from other blogs that it is indeed a pretty good place upstairs with good Tuna Inihaw and Kinilaw). Our next stop was Pards, another Pinoy style grille restaurant. Looks like Davao is teeming with this type of eating places. Apparently, these are the kinds of restos that customers flock onto. After our belly bursting dinner at Pards, I understood why it's a fave in the city..
On our way to the hotel, we saw tons of durians being sold on the sidewalk. We pulled over and haggled for one. I couldn't stand the smell so I stayed inside the van and the father and daughter feasted on their loot. They didn't finished the whole thing but wouldn't want to leave the left over behind. They asked the vendor to tie it tightly in a plastic bag to avoid being noticed by the hotels security guard. We entered the hotel's premise like we have nothing with us, let alone a prohibited durian. But as daughter passed by the guard, the guard kept on sniffing like a hound dog. Lol! Then he followed us in our room and asked if we got a durian with us. Daughter tried to deny. Hahaha.. as if she can hide it! But the guard only requested that it be properly wrapped and keep frozen in the cafeteria's ref to be retrieve when we check-out. Daughter gave in but didn't anymore asked for it when we checked out.
The durian which the father and
daughter feasted on.
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