Sunday, March 20, 2011

CDO-Bukidnon-Camiguin Series: Dahilayan Zipline & Del Monte Plantation

It was June of 2010 when I luckily saw a P347.00-roundtrip seat sale ticket on Cebu Pac and I immediately asked my kapwa-lakwasherang officemates to join me. And since, we're not allowed to file our VL all together, I picked them from each IT department. 1 representative from Network and her boo, 1 from Data Center, 1 from Helpdesk, 1 from Database Admin, 1 consultant from Information Security Division and yours truly for System Admin. I invited my cuz as well. Pwede na kaming i-roll out para mag open ng isang branch. hihihihi!

9 months have passed. Naging busy kami sa work and all kaya maraming nawala sa picture. 4 of us were retained, 3 were replaced and 1 was left behind. Napilitan tuloy kaming magpagawa ng ID sa recto. hihihi! (let's just keep it as secret ha!). Mas mahal pa sa total cost naming lahat ang 1 ticket pag nag re-book kesa sa pagpapagawa ng fake ID promise. 

Stressed out ako lately kaya I searched for someone who can help us na lang with the reservations sa lahat ng pupuntahan namin, pati transportation and accommodations. 5500 lang per person kaya akala ko okay. Ang mura kasi. Sila ang dahilan sa mas malalang stress na umabot pa sa Maalaala Mo Kaya portion. I'm a strong person. I rarely cry. Once in a blue moon talaga. Everyone close to me knows that. Pero napaiyak ako sa trip na to kaya alam nilang iba ang pangyayaring yun. I'll share it on my next post. Hihihih! Nag moment ako ng bongga sorry guys hindi ko napigilan.

So here it is... a preview of what happened this summer. 

It's a great opportunity to witness this beautiful sunrise while flying at 35,000 feet high
Effort ng makunan ko yan dahil nasa aisle ang seat ko. Hiwa-hiwalay kasi kami. We did not reserve any seat upon reservation. Hindi ko napigilan ang sarili kong hawiin ang lalaking hadlang na nasa bintana. hahaha! Sensya na. Pasaway lang. Nagising tuloy siya.

Touchdown at 5:45am. Sakto.

Just by looking at our itinerary, nakakahingal na sa dami. Alam kong magugustuhan ito ng mga joiners ko. I suggested a few spots na wala talaga sa original na available sa site nung package.



We ate our lunch at Cowboy Grill before we tried the longest Zipline in Dahilayan. The food was great at sobrang dami para sa isang tao. I highly recommend it. We saw some of the lodge there.

Bukod sa Farmville ko, dito din may makikita kang ganyan



Syempre we tried the Asia's longest zipline. Buti hindi ko sinuka lahat ng kinain ko. Kawawa ang mga pine trees sa baba. Acid Rain.



...and I was that dot. Salamat sa picture Madam (makikilala nyo siya soon)

Go Martyn! I'll be waiting for your new blog..



We tried all rides for 600.00 (840m+320m+150m). I thought it's unlimited. Yun kasi ang nakalagay sa mapanlinlang na package. After the 320m and 150m, naglakad kami pabalik sa base. In loving memory na lang ang mga kinain namin sa Cowboy Grill. Nakakapagod. Buti may service pala paakyat sa 840-meter zipline. In fairness ang layo nya talaga at ang taas. Sabi nga ni madam "Ano ba ito? Ang dami na natin napagkwentuhan. Umabot na sa kabataan ko ang usapan wala pa rin tayo sa taas!" (Hahah! Winner ka!)

I never knew that there were a lot of pine trees there. Nice!
found another foggy twilight scene in Dahilayan


I purchased this pic for 100.00. Did I mention that we were the last one to try it? They stopped their operation because the rain poured heavily. Perfect timing. Tama rin na hindi pala unlimited yun gaya ng inaakala namin. If ever kasing sinubukan namin ulit, we won't be able to try the longest one. Hindi ko na alam kung anong oras nag resume. Habang nasa biyahe na kami pababa, sinasabayan din kami ng nagbubulwakang choco-colored water. So malamang sa malamang, it's not appropriate to say White-Water Rafting kami kinabukasan, Choco Water Rafting ito. Ewwness! After a looong drive, we visited Del Monte Pineapple Plantation in Bukidnon.

standing in 20,000 hectares of pineapple is a truly an amazing feeling


Cute sila. Period.
Ayaw kami payagan ni kuya driver na kumuha kahit isa. KJ. "Kuya sige na oh.. Patikim ng pinya!" Useless phrase. hahaha!

We also ate at Del Monte Club House. We ordered their club house sandwich at kami'y nagulantang sa laki niya. Mahihiya ang huling hapunan.

Composed of a slice of steak, bacon, ham, cheese, lettuce and egg. P290.00 yan. Hindi ko alam kung naubos namin siya ni madam dahil masarap or dahil mahal at nanghihinayang ako.

Hindi ko alam na free pineapple juice pala dun. Asar! Salamat sa late na reminders na sinend ng magaling naming tour guide. We proceeded in their uber linis na golf course. As usual bawal ang non-players sa grass. Oh well...




Ang patpat. Ayoko ng mag-nenok ng golf clubs. Masyado na kong pasaway
Sinaway din kami ng punong bantay. Isa lang naman ang technique sa kanila, "Ay sorry kuya hindi ko alam na bawal". Mukang nagiging expert na ata ako sa ganyan. hiihihi! Bad!




I was the only one who took the chance to take a pic on Cawayonan. Mga photographer ang kasama ko, gusto nila yung tipong tinirhan na ni Padre Damaso - Old, Rustic, Classic, Misteryoso. Cawayanon is not one of them.

We went back to our lodge. It's Miami Inn. I have no bad words to say to this place. They served us well. Naiwan ko ang charger ko sa bahay pero I did not worry kasi I thought someone can lend me theirs. Nakalimutan kong primitive nga pala ang phone ko at malaking nokia charger pa ang kailangan. I asked the hotel crew if they have it. Wala daw, nasa bahay pa. Uuwi daw siya muna saglit para kunin. I was touched, I gave him a tip.

Suite Room good enough for 3

Great service crew
Please check out their website for the latest rates. http://www.miami-inncdo.com/miami-inn-rates.html. For the suite it's 1,400 per night and Standard for only 900.00. Two thumbs up for them.

Next post is our Choco-Water Rafting experience. Abangan!

5 comments:

empi said...

Wow! Tour kung tour. Nice!

marxtermind said...

Inggit ako nakapag Bukidnon ka. Di namin natry yan nung nag CDO kami kasi kulang sa budget, dami ding nagbackout kasi! ;(

Chyng said...

kaabang abang bakit ka napaiyak! hehe

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

@marc - hehehe! thanks! ikaw din. Go =)
@marx - mahirap talaga mag organize tapos maraming talk shit no. nasisira ang budget. may next time pa naman. Tara extreme course tayo. hihihi
@chyng - naiyak sa sobrang disappointment. you'll see.

JeffZ said...

ang laki ng clubhouse!.. mahirap ang unang kagat..

Go Martyn!.. bumobochog ka rin ata ah.. haha

20K hectares of pinyapple land?.. pero isang pinya bawal pumitas?.. langjo naman si kuya.. :P