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11-gerlinda-dieter-private-our-travels-our-last-long-travel Photo by Sir Dieter Sokoll

Our last long travel dates almost 2 years back. That was when we went to visit our social friends Engen and Hermann in Dauin.

So we began our trip at the Wester Bus Terminal in Bulua, in Cagayan de Oro, by boarding in the morning a bus to Dipolog, to get off in Dapitan, where we wanted to stay overnight.

We reached Dapitan around 6 PM, found our lodging house and went out to have dinner at the boulevard.

11-gerlinda-dieter-private-our-travels-our-last-long-travel Photo by Sir Dieter Sokoll
11-gerlinda-dieter-private-our-travels-our-last-long-travel Photo by Sir Dieter Sokoll

Nest day there was still time to visit the Rizal Shrine and to enjoy the plaza and church of Dapitan, before we had to proceed to the port for our ferry crossing to Dumaguete.

Gerlinda was excited to meet Josephine Bracken, the girlfriend and wife of Dr. Jose Rizal.

11-gerlinda-dieter-private-our-travels-our-last-long-travel Photo by Sir Dieter Sokoll
11-gerlinda-dieter-private-our-travels-our-last-long-travel Photo by Sir Dieter Sokoll


We arrived in Dumaguete the same evening and were picked-up by Jennelyn and went straight to Engen and Hermann.

Next day we had a meeting with more friends from facebook, all of us to see each other personally for the first time.

11-gerlinda-dieter-private-our-travels-our-last-long-travel Photo by Sir Dieter Sokoll
11-gerlinda-dieter-private-our-travels-our-last-long-travel Photo by Sir Dieter Sokoll

We had some enjoyable days and a memorable time with Jennylyn, Engen & Hermann and others we have met.

11-gerlinda-dieter-private-our-travels-our-last-long-travel Photo by Sir Dieter Sokoll
11-gerlinda-dieter-private-our-travels-our-last-long-travel Photo by Sir Dieter Sokoll

It was time to return to Mindanao, to Cagayan de Oro. Christmas was knocking at the door and bus travel got uncomfortable. So, we headed home.

11-gerlinda-dieter-private-our-travels-our-last-long-travel Photo by Sir Dieter Sokoll
11-gerlinda-dieter-private-our-travels-our-last-long-travel Photo by Sir Dieter Sokoll

We had another stop in Dapitan and stayed overnight to go the following morning to Calamba, to meet other friends for their wedding.

The following morning we made our way to the market and bus terminal in Calamba to start the final leg of our journey back home.

We arrived there just in time for a quiet Christmas.

11-gerlinda-dieter-private-our-travels-our-last-long-travel Photo by Sir Dieter Sokoll
11-gerlinda-dieter-private-our-travels-our-last-long-travel Photo by Sir Dieter Sokoll

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