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Birthday Celebration at Blue Jazz Beach Resort, Sa...

  This year was a special treat. Our nephew Peter, who is currently a 4th Marine Engineer, was home on his vacation. It was also special since on October 23rd was his 26th birthday. To celebrate his birthday, besides dinner and cake, that next Sunday the whole family spent the day on Samal Island at the Blue Jazz Beach Resort. In the past, we have gone to two other beach resorts but nothing like what Blue Jazz offers....

A Day at Costa Marina, Samal Island

Last week was my friends Luis wife’s Venice’s Birthday and invited us to join his family to go to Costa Marina Beach Resort on Samal to celebrate her special day. So last Wednesday morning we drove to Luis, loaded him, Venice and all the food into the car and drove to the wharf where you get the boat to the Resort. Once there we met up with Venice’s mom, sister, brother and he sisters little boy. One the boat...

Adventure to the Island City of Samal

Last Sunday there was a planned trip to Samal Island, officially The Garden City of Samal. The trip was a planned outing of “Friends of Mindanao” one of the foreigner groups I belong to. Oneof the members, Chris has a large ocean front lot and house which he uses on weekends. The plan was we would have the services of a jeepneys owned by one of the members brother-in-law. We were to meet at 6:30 in the morning at the...

Paridise Island on Samal

Last week friends of ours, Louis and Venice invited me, Elena and family to join them for a day trip to Paradise Island on Samal Island. Samal Island is actually called The Island Garden City of Samal. It is just a short boat ride from Davao. On Samal there are many resorts; one of the most famous is the Pearl Farms resort. We were just going to Paradise Island. Even though Paradise Island has cottages for rent, we were just...