|Polomolok Fruit stands|
Here are just some of the reasons why...
1. The Tuna fish and products made from it
Being the tuna capital of the country, where the largest tuna canning companies are residing, its not hard to appreciate the humble fish. You see my kids have acquired a special inkling for maguro sashimi, so that's what they really looked after when we were just planning the trip.
With the vast supply of tuna, the locals were able to invent dishes and delicacies where it is the major ingredient. Nothing is thrown away, the panga or jaw is grilled which I found to be very tasty specially when grilled right.
I will be doing a separate post on the different goodies made and being sold with these. It's ample in SOCSARGEN areas but more known to be a bounty in Davao.
3. Other Fruits from SOCSARGEN
The sweet and silky Marang
4. Gumasa Beach (Coco Beach Resort) of Sarangani
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As you can see, we decided to spend it with the kids this time, with friends in GenSan and my husband's relatives. It was worth the time-spent with the them, as I've said, "what we had was a priceless experience."
|The place is safe, where the waves are mild and the sand is fine and pure. These kids enjoyed immersing in eco-friendly play with the sea creatures that are always present|
|The long stretch of white sand apt for sports like volleyball|
|Post card perfect view of the sunset|
Here at Sarangani, during the day, the sky is azure, reflected on the sea and making the color even brighter with white sand and the greenery of the mountain ridges surrounding the bay, no wonder why it is called, the Boracay of Mindanao.
At dusk, when the sun sets, the sky ablaze with a phalanx of colors, orange, yellow, red, blue...making it a perfect back drop for pre-nup or romantic photos...
5. Pacquio's Residence and other properties
Market Manila blogger, it originated from Cebu. Mainly made of hooves, cow skins, and oxtails. But none of those where present in my bowl, thank God, only tender beef shanks, and some glutinous skin fats. Smells like Bulalo, but the taste is different in that, only spring onions are present, a hint of beans can also be tasted and the brownish-red soup thickened with oily liquid from the spices and the fatty meat made it all a good lunch partnered with a bottle of chilled Coke to replace some water lost due to heat of GenSan.
But what made the vacation worth all the pennies is the warm welcome we received from our relatives. They made their place our home away from home. Their love and kindness made our stay so much fun and relaxing. They have set aside their work time just to bring us to places far reached by ordinary people, have us experience things we couldn't have imagined doing and even sent us off to the airport, embedding the treasure left at our hearts.
|Donned in fashionable malongs, which were supposed to be "pasalubong" for friends back in Manila.|
So till our next visit, Gen San!