Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Oh, Davao!

Davao, a place in the southern part of the Philippines, about a 1.5-hour plane ride from Manila, was the location of my crazy gang's latest shenanigans. It was an interesting experience, to say the least. (Some pictures from the trip are below, just click to enlarge.)

Spending a few days in a place that I had never been to before had its ups and downs. It was hot, so hot. I was so thirsty most of the time. And scurrying to go to this place and that was so tiring.

But I didn't mind.

Hungry and thirsty? There was fresh and good food to eat (and beer to drink, of course), in locations that pleased more than just my stomach.



Hot and sweaty? Dips in one of nature's bath tubs were cool and refreshing.



Feet tired from walking? The feeling of soft, powdery sand between my toes was amazingly restorative.



Being a stranger in a strange new place wasn't bad at all, especially since I was with the BFFF's (best fucking friends forever).



And I made some new friends, too!



(Though one of them remained stone-cold and and unmoving, no matter how hard I or my friends tried to charm him. The bugger.)

Days and nights with friends, times of forgetting and yet remembering, moments of belly-aching laughter and of cathartic tears.

Goodbye, Davao. We had a good time there.

16 comments:

H said...

lovely pics. lovely moments. and you, Lizza, look lovely as ever.

Good to see you again. :-)

Julia Scissor said...

Amazing!

Daddy Papersurfer said...

You do it deliberately don't you!!! ....... tsk

Looks wonderful young Lizza and I'm glad to see your writing in sand is up to scratch. You have to employ a completely different method in snow of course .......

Lizza said...

H: Thank you! Glad to see you again too, soul sis.

Julia: In so many ways!

DaddyP: Glad my sand-handwriting gets a thumbs-up from you. I'd like to see YOUR snow-handwriting.

Mimi Lenox said...

You look mahhhhvelous. Absolutely beautiful. The pictures are beautiful and I'm glad you are enjoying yourself with friends and making new ones.

I'm betting you can still charm that guy.....

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Lizza said...

Alas, Mims, he remains unresponsive. Time to move on. I'll be shooting an email in your direction soon. Hope all is well at Bloggingham Palace. Will catch up!

Photo Cache said...

So that's where you been all this time. Looks like so much fun and with bfff's too? That's like the best f%^&*ng trip ever!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

The pictures are amusing and interesting. Glad you had a nice trip!

Terra Shield said...

The sandy beach looks gorgeous. I'm glad you had a good trip. :)

citizen of the world said...

What a great trip. ANd hey, cool snake. ;)

Sidney said...

That explains your long absence...I already thought you flew away with superman...

Gorgeous beaches, nice food and drinks... I hope the other males in Davao were more responsive...;-)

Travis said...

You make me want to find a beach!

Bruce said...

Lizza,
Thank you for giving the link to your Davao article, it was fun to read. Now I go vist more of your site.
I hope you countinue to enjoy "American in Davao"
Hope to meet you someday.

lizza said...

I hope to meet you someday too, Bruce. Thank you, glad to know you liked this short post.

Anonymous said...

awww, inggit ako! and doy! hi doy!
want some of those suha too!

gracia