Davao City is a highly urbanized city in Mindanao and serves as the main trade, commerce, and industry hub of Mindanao and the regional center of Davao Region. It is known by many nicknames, including as the "Crown Jewel of Mindanao", "Durian Capital of the Philippines" and the "City of Royalties." As one of my favorite cities in the country, I've been to Davao City several times and I only have fond memories of all of my visits.
After every visit, when I arrived home, I experience an "insatiable separation anxiety" with Davao City. That feeling of wanting to come back and stay longer. Urgggg! I miss Davao City! Here are the reason why I hate visiting Davao City.
1. I miss the good foodDavao City has a lot to offer when in comes to food. I miss eating durian and fresh fruits in Bangkeronhan Market. I miss the Persian Kabab at Majid's Restaurant and the cakes at Lachi's. And most of all, I miss the Bulca Chong, a Davao specialty dish made from Carabao meat! When in Davao, bawal mag-diet! You should be ready to gain some weight and indulge on Davao City's good food!
2. I miss the honest taxi driversIn Davao, taxi drivers don't choose passengers and give you your exact change even to the last peso. Sana ganun din sa Manila. Hahaha!
3. I miss the endless things to doFrom adventure to nature trips and food trips, Davao City has it all! Parang SM lang! Hahaha! But certainly, you'll never run out of things to do when visiting Davao City. Indeed, "Life is here!"
4. Most of all, I miss the peace and order in Davao CityI can roam around even at the most "unwanted time" in the morning. I feel safe and secured in Davao City. No other cities in the country can make me feel that certain level of safety when I am in Davao City. Well, thanks to the leadership of Mayor Duterte for making Davao City one of the "Safest Cities in the World!"
It's been a while since I last visited Davao City. And I can't wait to be back real soon! How about you? What makes you miss Davao City?
For more things to do, where to eat, where to stay and what not to miss when visiting Davao City, click HERE.
Mayor Duterte's photo by Keith Kristoffer Bacongco from Davao, Philippines via Wikipedia Commons.
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