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Review: High Ridge overlooking CDO Philippines

Review: High Ridge overlooking CDO Philippines

Business, Cagayan de Oro City, Entertainment, Features, Leisure, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao, Society, Tourism
High Ridge CDO offers a panoramic view of the city. High Ridge is where you go when you want that "overlooking CDO" experience. High Ridge CDO actually re-opened last year and the changes are substantial - the place now has a spacious al fresco restaurant, small landscaped areas and airconditioned function rooms. High Ridge CDO reminds me of Jack's Ridge and Shrine Hills in Davao City. Anyway, I was with my family last weekend and we decided to have dinner at High Ridge. This is the kind of view you see from what could be the highest point in urban CDO: Entrance fee, by the way, is Php 100.00 per person. This is consumable at the restaurant. During dinner with family, we ordered the PCM soup (potatoes, carrots, mushrooms). This was Php 99.00. We ordered one for each and we had a...
Travel: Camiguin Sto. Nino Cold Spring Resort

Travel: Camiguin Sto. Nino Cold Spring Resort

Camiguin, Leisure, Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao, Tourism, Travel
Have you been following my Camiguin Island posts? You may have come across my Ardent Hibok Hibok Spring Resort post where I shared that it's where you can find pools with hot sulfuric flowing water. Now if in Ardent Resort Camiguin you'll find natural hot springs, there's another Camiguin Island tourist spot where you'll find cold springs! Just how cold? Read on. Located in Catarman town, Camiguin, Sto. Nino Cold Spring Resort is home to a huge (almost Olympic-sized) pool. That's about 40 meters by 25 meters. What makes this Camiguin resort unique is the cold, clear fresh water. It's so cold that more often than not, first timers who dive into the pool right away usually alight shivering. That's why it's a good idea to check the water temperature first. Best if you can sit on the edge o...
Backpacking in Camiguin Island

Backpacking in Camiguin Island

Camiguin, Mindanao, Tourism, Travel
Camiguin, also known as the Island Born Out Of Fire, is an island one passes by on a boat ride between Cebu and Cagayan de Oro City. This small island has seven volcanoes, several waterfalls, and hot and cold springs. People visit Camiguin to primarily enjoy the water spots, but there’s more to the island than testing its waters. Also known as the island of fire because of its many volcanoes, Camiguin is rumored to one day simply sink should there be a terrible eruption. But before that happens (and hopefully not), its best you know that Mt. Hibok-Hibok – the most active among the seven volcanoes – has been dormant since it erupted last 1951. Scientists are monitoring the volcanoes as well, as a cautionary measure and for study. You can either fly in Camiguin or take the ferry. Most ...

Air Philippines launches 100 pesos airfare promo seat sale

Announcements, Blogging, Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro City, Corporate, Davao City, Features, Flights, Internet, Mindanao, Mindanaoan Update, Misamis Oriental, News, Tourism, Travel
Yes, AirPhil or Air Philippines is launching its special 100 pesos airfare promo seat sale tonight at the strike of midnight! Air Philippines is set to offer its 100 peso seat sale as soon as the clock strikes midnight tonight. This Mindanao blogger already shared this info via Twitter earlier this evening (which should be enough reason for you to follow me on Twitter ;) ) but I'm sharing this again for the benefit of my beloved Mindanaoan.com blog readers. Take note that this Air Philippines seat sale promo will only be available from May 30 to 31, 2011. Pay only 100 pesos* for trips to Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao! Definitely the best time for you to explore the Philippines :) Travel period for this promo: August 1 to September 30, 2011 * one way, domestic flights only, ex...

Pearl Farm Resort Davao City tempting offer!

Announcements, Business, Davao City, Leisure, Mindanaoan Update, Tourism, Travel
Pearl Farm Beach Resort is one of the premiere tourist destinations in my hometown Davao City, Mindanao. Now managed by Fuego Hotels, Pearl Farm Davao City brings back so many memories and I cannot wait to go back. Luckily, this Mindanao blogger found this Island Escapades promo flyer. Apparently, Pearl Farm Beach Resort Davao has a great offer from June 1 to September 30, 2010 for local residents and expatriates! Check out these discounted rates: (more…)

Conquering the Xcelerator – the longest speed zip line in Asia

Commentary, Davao City, Entertainment, Features, Leisure, Mindanaoan Update, Musings, Personal, Photos, Reviews, Society, Tourism, Travel
MINDANAO - A few weeks ago, my family and I celebrated our brother's birthday by trying the most talked about Xcelerator over at Outland Adventure, Davao City, Mindanao. The Outland Adventure Xcelerator is said to be the longest speed zip line in all of Asia! Cool, right? We arrived at Outland Adventure Davao City half an hour before noon. As it turned out, we missed the "cut-off" time so we had to wait until they re-opened at roughly 1:30 pm. The more than an hour wait was all right --- we just kept ourselves busy taking photos. By 1:30 pm, all of the "zip liners" for the afternoon were asked to sign waivers. Then we proceeded to the area where we put on the harnesses, helmets and other safety gear. My brothers and I were made to choose if we wanted the "Superman" option or the ordi...