We went to 2nd floor of the museum to see more artefacts and there was a particular guitar that caught my attention. It was made out of a sea turtle shell. It was amazing how they could create something like that during the years of colonization where the barter system was used to exchange goods for other goods, without using money.
The second stop that we headed to was the Philippine Eagle Centre to see the Philippine Eagle - commonly known as pithecopagha jefferyi. In case you are wondering why jefferyi, thanks to him, he discovered the Eagle so they named it after him.
We had our late lunch at Koi cafe to fill our tummies and energize our body as we were about to move on to another destination - Pearl farm Beach Resort - which took us two hours to get there as the flow of traffic was heavy. I was glad that we are going to take a boat ride to the island resort. Enough of sitting in the van like tuna due to the humid weather.
It was a joyous ride and it was not bumpy. Me and my wife stood at the bow and pretending to be Jack and Rose, where my wife freely opened her arms and I held her tightly in case if she fell. So romantic? I know right. I'm sure you guys have seen the titanic movie.
So we alighted the boat and workers humbly welcomed us with enchanting music and fresh lime juice.
We were very excited to see our resort as we were taking in the fresh breeze and couldn't wait to explore the mesmerizing sceneries that awaited us. It was so beautiful as we checked-in to our room. Our queen-size bed was facing the sea. Oh my goodness. How romantic and beautiful, I imagined how me and my wife would be laying down on the bed to catch the beautiful sunrise.
So we had a quick shower and headed to the beach for our dinner. We were impressed and suprised at the dining setup as well as the amazing fire dancers. We enjoyed our food and grabbed a photo with the performers who doing their stunts. We were so fascinated by our photos taken with them. What a wonderful night we had.
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We woke up early at 6:30 am and we were not late. Alhamdulillah, my wife did not keep her phone on silent and we were awakened by the alarm clock. Reporting time at the lobby was at 8:00 am and we were 5 minutes early. Everyone got down quite early but unfortunately Ayu didn't get the chance to join us as she was having a bad headache and was vommiting. Poor thing, she missed some of the tour.
So the trip had to go on without her. We made our first stop at Museou Dabawenyo, where we learnt that the nation's heart resides in the hearts and soul of its people. I learnt how "Davao" originated and most importantly - their culture. I also saw a piece of log of around 2 and a half metres in length and I thought it was a bench. It was not. It was a musical instrument named "Bangkakaw". Basically you just need to strike the log like playing drums and it will produce unique deep thudding sounds.