You read the title right! If you’re wondering why, it’s because we traveled a total of 14 hours from Iligan to Surigao City by bus! We started our journey at about 6AM and reached Cagayan De Oro by 8 in the morning. It was still the beginning of the said trip and things were all running smoothly. The view on the way was a sight and the sunlight was as gentle as it could get. By the way, we’re an all girl trio on our way to the surfing capital, meet my travel buddies Leia and April later on.
I did not take photos during the said trip because I did not want to draw attention to myself too much if I took out my camera. I made my first pit stop at Gingoog City. We then had lunch at Butuan and arrived at Surigao by 8pm! the first thing on our mind was getting some grub. It was Lamberto’s that caught our attention and we tried out their food and it was a feast fit for the sea-see-food inclined! I personally loved the Java rice, I had to stop myself from ordering seconds.
We booked a place for Le Chard Place which offers breakfast upon Leia’s suggestion and it was a decent location! It was near the mall and very accessible by tricycle, jeep or any private transport because it was found along the road. They had decent internet though the front desk told us some rooms had poor connections. Luckily ours was alright. Their rooms were clean and the corridors were well lit as you can see and yes we immediately crashed there for the night.
We awoke early by 4AM and headed straight to the port for Dapa via tricycle. We were groggy which a hot shower can immediately fix! As we were boarding the pump boat, I was already starting to feel the seasickness coming in….argh. Yes I easily get seasick just by looking at the waters horizon while on any boat/ferry or ship. The people there were very accommodating and assisted us upon boarding and leaving.
You can also visit Leia’s entry in her eyes here: http://reiyakhu.tumblr.com/post/138580286190/where-to-stay-surigao-city-le-chard-bed-breakfast
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