Yes, hindi pa tapos ang kwento about our Mindanao trip last December. 🙂 This time, let’s talk about our 2nd day in Davao.
Remember how tiring our first day in Davao was? Exactly. So we all slept fitfully, and the following day we all woke up feeling refreshed and energized. I would have wanted to lounge and just chill in our hotel room for a longer time, but we wanted to drop by The Philippine Eagle Center and the Eden Farm before heading home to Kabacan. So we had to move quickly. After we all took baths and packed out stuff, we headed to Cafe Marco of Marco Polo Hotel Davao to have our buffet breakfast.
Quick Review of Cafe Marco of the Marco Polo Hotel Davao: First things first, sorry I don’t have lots of photos. Just those two. Aside from that we were in a hurry, nahiya naman ako to take too many photos. Baka sabihin ng mga sosyaling guests excited ako. 😀
Anyway, food at Cafe Marco was great. Not outstanding compared to the other hotel buffet breakfast we’ve gone to. If I say, “OK lang”, please don’t think I’m saying that food is bland and so-so. The variety of food is wide, almost everything is delicious. By “OK lang”, I mean it’s pretty much the same breakfast buffet we had recently at the Disney Hollywood Hotel in Hong Kong, Century Park Hotel in Bangkok, and Acacia Hotel in Alabang (though the food variety at Acacia Hotel is less. Buti na lang super sarap ng beef tapa!) But what we were looking for but did not find was yogurt!!! Walang yogurt! The interior and ambiance of Care Marco are also great.
We had to rush breakfast because of two things: first, minamadali na kami ni Motherhood. Gagabihin na raw kami. And second, my goolai, in the middle of our familia lafang-fest, sumakit ang chan namin. One by one nag-LBM kami. Must be the food we ate last night! Good thing we had lots of Dutch Mill yoghurt drink. No seriously, fan kami ng Dutch Mill. Although to be sure, we also bought some loperamide for Randy and me and Erceflora for Raviv.
Our first stop was The Philippine Eagle Center. This was probably my 4th time there. Before we even reached the entrance, Raviv got excited over something. He asked Randy to take his picture together with that something. Brace yourselves guys, here’s Raviv:
How brave he is! This is a huuuuuge snake, and he volunteered to hold it and have a photo with it. Alone. Bravo!
Anyway, here are more photos of Raviv inside The Philippine Eagle Center:
Yes, behind Raviv is a Philippine Eagle! Gawd these birds look so fierce and majestic! There were lots of other birds but it was hard to take good photos of the. So instead, I just took photos of my charming boy.
- newsboy cap: from a pwesto at Festival Mall
- sunnies (sira na ‘to! Sayang!): SM Kids
- polo shirt: Jasper Conran Kids for Debenhams
- red corduroy trousers: Jasper Conran Kids for Debenhams
- rubber shioes: Native
Sorry guys, forever nang ‘yang Native shoes na ‘yan ang suot ni Raviv. He calls it his “favorite shoes”. And I don’t blame him: they’re sturdy, comfy, easy to wear, lightweight and cute. As for me, I’m in love with Jasper Conran’s children’s wear sold at Debenhams. For one, the fabric is suuuuuper soft. The shirt worn by Raviv is like clouds hugging him. I also like the design—very preppy and boy-next-door-ish.
By the way, before the entrance to the Philippine Eagle Center are some shops that sell native-native stuff. I bought a nice batik terno for Raviv. He wore it during the Gymboree Sta. Rosa Preschool Paskong Pinoy Christmas Party:
Cute ‘di ba?
And pahabol, here’s a photo of my handsome man and my handsome boy:
After our Philippine Eagle Center stop, we just had lunch and then headed to Kabacan. We were no longer able to drop by Eden Farm because it took us a while to look for a place to eat along the road. My brother’s family—who lives in Davao City—also took a long time to reach us. Home was still a good 2.5-3 hours away, and we didn’t want to be travelling at night.
And then finally, we reached my parents’ home.
In case you are going to Davao City and you’d like to drop by The Philippine Eagle Centre, here are the contact details:
The Philippine Eagle Center
Malagos, Baguio District
Davao City 8000 Philippines
Telephone: (+63 82) 224-3021
Telefax: (+63 82) 224-3022
Adults – P50
Youth (18 years old and below) – P30
Have a great Saturnight!