This Resort with a flower garden, large pine trees and coco palms, and a swimming pool with tables, cottages and huts around it, is becoming a new hang out for the people of the city of Cagayan de Oro.
As attraction, there is a seperated area with three kawa baths.
We came here just for strolling around and taking some pictures. The place has the usual few points for the always very important selfies.
The video clip for this trip will bee seen here soon.
There was a whole day power failure on the agenda. We went to Jasaan in Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao to escape this. At the Solano Bridge we turned to the road to the Sagpulon Falls. The way there is very picturesque and partly passes between two rivers. It has rained in the mountains and the river carries brown water and overflows the river ford. I find a place by the river to film. But Gerlinda immediately saw that there are flowers to buy here. Technical discussions and price negotiations begin immediately. Then it turns out that there is no change. It occurs to me that there must be a bigger sari-sari store a few kilometres further on. The little girl in the red t-shirt and shorts is deaf and dumb, says her mother as she tries to pull seedlings from the pots. We found the little shop. There is a lively village life here. There is a barbecue over charcoals for lunch and there is plenty of time for gossip. But for now strangers have appeared. We bought something from the friendly shopkeeper and were able to change a larger bill. The young man has got his motorbike running and we drive away. Many small, idyllic huts along the river. We are back to the flowers. It is paid and loaded into the van. Now we go back again through dense coconut palm groves. On both sides a river flows here, up to the bridge. Next I miss the exit to the right to cross the river, but continue straight ahead. Otherwise I would have missed the rice field with the rice planters. Here we are now at the site of the river where the colony of sailing lizards lives. But that is already another story.
Jenny & Webby going for a few weeks to New Zealand. We stay at their place to have an eye on Emerson and their beach estate in Dauin, Negros Oriental.
The entrance to the estate is a gate in a dark bamboo forest. I love the spacy garage in a modern style with that native nipa style.
The beach house is designed the same way. All buildings and the fencing walls are in an elegant white.
They decided to leave some old and tall trees standing.
A large open veranda has been added to the existing one made totally at a native design with a bamboo flooring, the corner posts are whole tree trunks and the roof, of course, is made of nipa and bamboo.
Not so far away is a grill to enjoy the tropic weather and the beach and sea.
This was our first view to the rising sun after our first night here at the beach in Dauin.