You'll definitely get out this morning
Davao Travel Blog› entry 10 of 19 › view all entries
January 14th, 2009 – by: silan
1. We could wait at the Lodge and hope that it will clear up in the afternoon and flights will be able to land and leave. The outlook didn't look good.
2. Drive 5 hours south to Davao, where the weather was better, and fly out from there
Either option was looking rather unappealing.
We ended up all driving down to Davao that day. It's really a beautiful drive through mountains and small villages, though it is going through a slightly dangerous area in Mindanao. Though it's a hassle to have to go so far to take a flight out, it certainly added to the adventure and allowed us to see a different part of the Philippines that we never thought we'd see.
We arrived in Davao and ate at a seafood restaurant near the water, before, of course, heading to the SM mall to waste some time before our flight left that evening from the Davao international airport.
Just to top off the day, we endured a bit more chaos at the airport. We were relieved to be on the right track towards the way back to Manila; however, when we were meeting at the mall to head to the airport, some people were late and we were forced to rush to the airport and through check-in. It turns out that though we were checking in at the same time, Julia and I were bumped off the flight because they weren't checking in any more passengers. Oh good. Luckily we were able to get on a flight leaving half an hour later.
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