Check out this new resort in town! This hidden gem of a place is at Pagahan, Initao, Misamis Oriental called Kawayan Cliff Resort. It’s a 40 minute drive from the city proper and just off the Cagayan de Oro to Iligan City National Highway (Route 9). I was invited by my friend Juevo to take a look […]
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I make my way across mountains of mystery then trek the subtle shores of adventure with my unshakable nature. These thoughts cannot be contained in that jar you call society for I wish to swim the seas of creativity despite being pulled down by criticism. It is not the end and yet I remain isolated at the zenith, unconquered.
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I will come back Tawi-Tawi! It was our first time to travel to Tawi-Tawi! The land of seafood, sun, sand and beaches as far as the eye can see! The locals were friendly and we made new friends! We came at the best time to get a tan! It was a 12 hour trip going […]
This is the vlog where I show you what went on behind the scenes with several outtakes, bloopers and the funny parts. It was a four day intensive adventure of going out and about Iligan City with friends! I managed to take all the footage here in between takes. We’re quite a funny bunch and yes […]
Welcome to the deliciously natural Circa Eatery 1850. It’s quite a dining experience with a combination of a hearty meal and local cuisine served into one. They serve healthy and amazingly cooked food without the artificial ingredients. They describe themselves as a modern global cuisine in homage to its South East Asian heritage. Inspired by the ‘slow food movement’, which promotes the practice of using heirloom recipes, sustainable local produce and fair trade lifestyle. Everything you see here have been locally sourced and grown.
Photo by: Reiyakhu
The interiors had a very rustic feel from the ceiling down to the place-mats. The menu was simple but everything on the list there was something I would love to try. They even have a view of the busy kitchens to which you can see right down their hall to the right. It was instagram worthy from top to bottom.
Photo by: AyosaOi
The restaurant is said to be built mostly by using recycled timber and bricks. It’s quite noticeable when you observe the place from top to bottom from bolts to the beams including the fittings! But let’s just not talk about the place, let us now discuss their reasonably priced food which I have tried so far…
They have various drinks available including imported beers and wines. Here’s coffe and watermelon shake. You can check out more information on their menu here.
Spinach Ricotta Canneloni
This would be by far my personal favorite. It’s a pasta bake with spinach filled canneloni topped with ricotta cheese. It was creamy and oh so good with their freshly baked bread on the side. Be careful though, it’s served piping hot!
Uni & Shrimp Pasta
This is one of their best sellers for their pasta. Might I say it was a bit dry for my preference but it was alright because this dish actually reminded me of the sea with its umami flavor which was then topped with heaps of arugula and fresh tomatoes. I recommend this if you just want to snack on something.
Sirloin Steak Frites
The steak was oh so tender and perfect when combined with their gravy. This meal had a side of steamed vegetables, fries and sweet potato wedges aside from rice.
Photo by: AyosaOi
Roasted Bone Marrow
I quite enjoyed myself immensely savoring this tasty dish which might be the death of me. I’m quite the fan of beef bone marrow and I’d be definitely denying myself if I didn’t order this. This my friends, is something you should try without second thoughts because it easily gets sold out! The marrow was rich and creamy and you could tell that it was sizzling in its own fat. You could then spread it evenly on their freshly baked bread. I had to order an extra serving of buttered vegetables and baked herb potatoes just to minimize the guilt of eating this all by myself.
I vow to come back to this place again and again especially when the need to eat something hearty and almost healthy arises. Also, did I tell you that their bathroom has speakers to which you can NOT be awkward doing your business (I found it cool). The service was great! They were very friendly and accommodating and they answered my questions very promptly.
You can Circa 1850 Eatery at the gound floor of Red Planet Hotels, just before you reach the lobby entrance. find can get a reservation by calling 08822-741 850 or 088-852 1850.They are open between 7:00am – 2:00pm and 5:30pm – 10:30pm
HINT: If you’re staying at Red Planet Hotel, don’t forget to download their app and mention it to your waiter before asking for the bill because they offer a 10% discount!
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Went away for the weekend to Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon! Yay! You could say this was a Dahilayan Weekend. It was lovely and windy way to de-stress from the everyday work routine by being disconnected for a while and just simply taking in a breath of cold fresh air in the mountains. I simply cannot stop pointing out that the weather was exaggeratedly windy and cold day and night! Wish I packed more jackets but this girl has to pack light. There were several things that happened along the way like missing the bus and being ushered to a detour because our mode of transportation wasn’t registered. You can check out what happened by clicking on the photos!
A Dahilayan Weekend
First things first though, there are two resorts that are adjacent to each other which are Dahilayan Forest Park and Dahilayan Adventure Park. The two have their own varied attractions therefore if you go to one, I recommend you go to the other.
Did I also tell you that there may be some rides you cannot take part in if you lean more on the heavy side. You can read more about it by clicking the photo below.
The all around cool breeze blanketed in clouds and mountain ranges. Towering pine trees and lush meadows as far as the eye can see. This is what it means to be in Dahilayan, Bukidnon. A scene you’d never expect to see here in Mindanao and yet here I am off to spend a weekend here enjoying all it had to offer with the touch of a button thanks to an app with the best deals! I’ll tell you more about this particular app and how you can try it yourself by clicking the photo below!
Here I go eating my way around the area. Their hot coco is exquisite (you can see I’m halfway through already) that I had to go for seconds. I guess this has become my sorta food guide with what’s available in the area. P.S. Always go for pizza.
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Visiting Dahilayan Adventure Park and checking out their attractions. Most, if not all of them are for the thrillseeker of heights. They’ve got three zipline rides, a dropzone, sky jumps, zip rides and their rope course. You can get discounted rates if you take on their packaged zipline ride. Asia′s 1st Longest Dual Zipline […]
Baked Lasagna Hunger was setting in pretty quick after the ziplining so we headed to Pinegrove Mountain Lodge for meal time. I was hesitant at first seeing as there were not much people and the place looked fancy for a lodge but the feel was quite comfortable. The food was pretty good too! Their portions […]
Can’t decide what to eat once you get to Dahilayan Forest Park? Fret not. I have listed this post as a sort of food diary and a list of things you can definitely munch on like Ian’s Nuts. They sell roasted chestnuts there at the Forest Cafe Park which you can purchase as an edible […]
So, thinking about what you’re gonna do once you get there? Fret not my friend! Here’s a guide to the things you can possibly do at Dahilayan Forest Park along with the information you need to know about their activities. First of all be aware that they have an entrance fee of 100PHP for adults […]
I know the best way to get to Dahilayan Forest Park would be to have your own transportation but where’s the adventure in that? I originally had my day planned by taking the shuttle bus early in the morning but there are just some circumstances that can disrupt those said plans. In short, I MISSED THE […]