Friday, April 27, 2012

Foodie Finds: Red Bowl Restaurant

A sequel to my Botanical Garden entry, the lady in white is the one who recommended to have lunch at Rose Bowl Restaurant.

Rose Bowl Restaurant is located at Harrison Road, Baguio City. The menu is more on the Chinese dishes, I can assure you that the food is served hot and newly prepared. It is also awarded as one of the Best Restaurant, so it lived up to the standards that it was recognized for.

Ordered their rice toppings, and weeh servings are big that I can't even finish my order. Thanks to a whole bunch of eating buddies who willingly ate my order.



The place is full during lunch time, so parking space is quite difficult to find most of the time. 
So I say, Red Bowl Found and Tasted!

An Afternoon at Trappist

All we need to live a Happy Life
WHAT: Buying Goodies at Trappistine Monastery
WHERE: Trappistine Monastery, Landan, Polomolok, South Cotabato
WHEN: April 26, 2012
BUDDIES: Mama Dor, Browie, Ma' Net, Ta' Ming and Tito Onyok


TRAVEL DETAILS:
Craving for some baked goodies, we decided to go to Trappistine Monastery. The Monastery is famous for their freshly baked cookies such as; Assorted Crinkles, Chocolate Crinkles, Chewy Oatmeal, Crispy Choco Oats, Raisins Cookies, Mango Bars, Rum Balls & Fruit Cakes.
Rum balls is my favorite, a chewy choco balls that has a tang of rum, that can even make you fell drunk in an instant. Had fun seeing browie as he put the whole rum balls in his mouth....I love his face.....

Rum Balls


LOOKS..... when have the whole rum balls in your mouth.......
WHY YOU SHOULD GO:
1.) The baked cookies are superb, tasted so good.
2.) A place of silence for those who wants to be away for a while.


HOW TO GET THERE:
There are tricycles going to Landan, tricycle terminal is at Polomolok Public Market. For those with vehicle, pass through cannery road then turn right upon reaching the crossing going to Brgy. Polo I-A. 



Sunday, April 22, 2012

White Water Rafting in Cagayan de Oro

WHAT: White Water River Rafting
WHERE: Brgy. Mambuaya, Cagayan De Oro City
TRAVEL DATE: October 10, 2010




BUDDIES: Juvy Demonteverde, Chytzy Galvez & Ucat Sisters
TRAVEL DETAILS:
Wake up early for the group meet-up at Dunkin Donut Divisoria, here we meet with other guests who will experience the white water river rafting. Along the way we passed through Macahambus Cave and Adventure Park, we stop for a while to have our picture taken.
Upon arrival at the starting point, we went through a briefing, we were taught how to paddle as we go through the rapids and how to position ourselves inside the raft.
We choose the beginner's level, where we passed through 14 rapids and took us more two hours.
The whole experience is worth all the bumps I got after.
WHY YOU SHOULD GO:
1.) It is a must experience when travelling to Cagayan de Oro City, perfect for thrill seekers and adventurous spirits.



MUST HAVES:
1.) Sunblock, you will be under direct sunlight for 2-3 hours.
2.) Dry fit clothing, get ready to get wet....you might be surprise what your guide will do.
3.) Have your camera with you, they got someone who kayaks ahead to capture your adventure.
MUST TRY:
1.) Dipping in the river, guides allowed us to go dipping for a few minutes in the water.
2.) Standing while passing through a rapids.
CONTACTS:
There are a number of Rafting Groups available in CDO.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

First Night In Cagayan de Oro City

Saved in our accommodation, thanks to Ucat Family who welcomed us as their own. 
ready to explore CDO at night
After taking a nap we then meet up with our high school friend who at the time of our trip is based in CDO. The meeting place, SM City Cagayan de Oro is located in Carmen, CDO, we did a little for shopping for toiletries and fun T-shirts.
me, Jen, Juvy & Chyts at SM City CDO


It is quite early to call it a night, so we decided to bond over karaoke at Green Box Karaoke Bar. Exclusive rooms can accommodate up to 10 people, prices are reasonable enough.

Inside Green Box
Travel Date: October 2010