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#GOdavao2016 (Day 3)

Spent the better part of our morning at Paradise Island Park & Beach Resort (see previous post). Got back to the hotel with an hour to spare before heading off to the airport. I reeeeally wanted to look at some pearl strands mala-Gretchen Barretto. I heard south sea pearls were cheaper in Davao. So with feet shuffling faster than a speeding bullet, my Lovey & I went across to Aldevinco Shopping Center hoping to find a gem when Kap went off to buy last minute tuna belly & more suha pasalubong to take back home. Ito na ang pagkakataon! ;P

Armed with a wad of cash unbeknownst to my husband, I was SO ready to adorn my neck with a strand of south sea pearls to serve as a memento of our stay in Davao. Alas, nag-novena yata ang asawa ko. Umuwi ako ng bigo at luhaan. Walang perlas ng silanganan huhuhu.

Aldevinco Shopping Center

Claro M. Recto AveDavao City, Mindanao, Philippines


Right across our hotel was the Aldevinco Shopping Center. Every native I asked regarding pearls pointed me to that direction so Kap kept a close watch over me for the 3 days we were there. Walang kawala. Nagsisi siguro sya why he booked us so near to temptation island hahaha! ;))



The pearls weren’t up to par with what I was hoping to buy I’m afraid. And the price was like Jewelmer’s price, so never mind nalang. Huhuhu.

Kuilan’s Foodhaus

Dacudao Ave near Opal St., Buhangin, Davao City 221-8511
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Since our flight was at 6pm, our driver so thoughtfully took us to this yummy siopao place to buy boxes of meryenda to eat on the way. The empanadas & siopao are really good. We should have bought more to take back home! Do make sure you buy some too from Kuilan’s if you ever visit Davao.

Servers were down when we finally checked in, so there was a looooong wait with impatient travellers longing to get home. We had a 1-hour delay & the 3 hectic days finally caught up. It really is not advisable to go on trips with little kids or senior citizens, especially when you fill your days with so many activities that even breathing is a luxury. Meltdowns are sure to happen. Kap, huling hirit mo na ito ha! Ayaw ko na talaga. Ang aga ng penitensya!



I’d happily go back to Davao, or any other province for that matter, in a heartbeat. But definitely, and ONLY, on a more leisurely pace so we can fully enjoy the trip.

Thank you Davao for the memories, it’s definitely one of my most unforgettable trips. And thank you dear readers for sharing in our experience. :)


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  • Reply NielGQ

    Mukha ka kasing mayamang turista kaya mahal ang turing sa iyo sa mga pearls. Kung ako makita nila, malamang 1/10th lang ng presyo na binigay sa iyo, kasi mukha akong pulubi, hahaha…

    Have a great weekend Jane! Mwah!

    April 1, 2016 at 8:21 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Waaaaa ikaw nga itong lakas maka-foodtrip sa lahat ng sulok ng maynila everyday how I wish! Mag-blog ka na kasi! Tales from the Mouth diba hahaha!

      April 1, 2016 at 8:32 am
      • Reply NielGQ

        Tales of the Tortured Teeth! hahahahahahahahaha…

        Pero dahil mukha akong pulubi, dapat The Pedestrian Gourmand… naks! hahaha

        Nasa Alabang ako next week (saturday afternoon to sunday morning)… sana makita kita, hehehe

        April 1, 2016 at 8:35 am
        • Reply Jane Go

          yes text me pls magkita tayo ????

          April 1, 2016 at 10:08 am
  • Reply cheekeegirl

    Ms. Jane! Aside from Kuilan’s, there’s also Te Vanj that is known for its yummy siopao too. Per my uncle, it always the siopao that the family of my cousin (who’s residing now in Manila) loved the most…I couldn’t agree more. Tama nga naman… Truthfully , if I’m not mistaken it’s the first store that offers siopao before Kuilan’s… next visit try it!

    April 1, 2016 at 11:25 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Thank you Donna! :) Will make sur wit’s on my list the next time we visit.

      April 2, 2016 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Candy

    WIth the givenchy bag in tow and the “donya” persona, I am pretty sure the pearls will be over priced. Do you know how to haggle, Mommy Jane? Parang hindi. Hehehe

    April 1, 2016 at 4:46 pm
    • Reply Jane Go

      hahaha candyyyy!! of course I know how to haggle. Have you forgotten who I’m married to? The king of haggling hehe. :-*

      April 1, 2016 at 4:53 pm
      • Reply Candy

        the king of haggling! oh yeah! hahahahaha

        thank you for the smile, mommy jane. i am so stressed out today.

        God bless you. Mwah!

        April 1, 2016 at 5:49 pm
        • Reply Jane Go

          Desserts = stressed spelled backwards. Have some, candy! :-*

          April 1, 2016 at 6:55 pm

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