Davao City Travel Guide
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- Davao CityMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 1Jan 24, 2014
I lived in Davao for 6 months in 2013. I moved here because I met a very special woman and wanted to have some time to get to know her better. I had some great western friends here as well. While I had a good time, I can't recommend Davao or the Philippines in general as a place to spend much time. The people are awesome and English is widely spoken but overall the food is deplorable (which is surprising for asia), its fairly dirty, there's a complete lack of architecture and design, and too be honest I never found any culture at all. I kept thinking that I was missing something but after more than six months I can say that shopping malls are the center of culture in the Philippines and that should say it all.
- Davao CityApr 16, 2013
A very nice place to live if you want a peaceful and near beaches. Taxi drivers are honest so no worries if you want to go places to places. Food are so inexpensive and lots of fresh seafoods to buy. Fruits are everywhere and so cheap also. Jeepnies are the number transportation here. people are very accommodating and very welcoming.
- Davao CityMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Jul 05, 2012
I was kindly welcomed to the Island of Mindanao by Elder Cresencio Baldemor and members of a Mission Work under the authority of TLBC in Tacoma, WA. I Spent two weeks in the Philippines in November 1993 and organized two Sovereign Grace Old Landmark Missionary Baptist Churches. You can read about it in my book "Traveling For God."
- Davao CityJul 05, 2012
There are cool places to visit and you can walk around city 24/7 without really worrying. 80% of the taxi drivers are friendly and honest. And if you want to relax then visit Eden Nature Park, Seagull mountain resort in BuDa (Bukidnon-Davao Road) or Villa De Mercedes Clubhouse which is overlooking the City.
- Davao CityFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
I love staying in Davao - even without having gone to its tourist destinations. Being originally from Manila, I really appreciate its discipline (traffic rules are followed), the availability of good quality and affordable seafood and how people congregate in well-managed People's Park at set times in the day. Being a university hub, there also isn't a shortage of internet, coffee shops and late-night diner/breakfast type restaurants.
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Aliases: Davao City, The City of Davao, Dakbayan sa Dabaw, Lungsod ng Dabaw