This year Elena’s brother Bong, who lives about 3 hours drive away in Kidapawan invited us to spend Christmas with them. Bong is an entrepreneur and has fruit stalls at the local market, has cooked chicken stalls plus other endeavors.
Because of the distance, holiday traffic and safety of traveling during the daylight hours, we will start our drive tomorrow, Christmas Eve day, early and then return Friday, the day after Christmas.
It will be nice visiting places outside of Davao City. Even though Davao is called a city, in American standards it would be a county. Davao has city life, all crowded but with malls, shopping, hotels and most needed places but it also has rural areas more open with farms and open areas.
The highest mountain in the Philippines is Mt. Apo which you can see from Davao. Kidapawan is on the other side and has a higher elevation. I have been told it is cooler there. Someone told me to bring a warm jacket. I laughed and said that I do not think there is any place in the Philippines I would need a warm jacket, maybe a sweatshirt.
Any way, it will be nice visiting some place different and be sure I will take photos and write all about our Christmas once I return.
To all my readers, have a Merry Christmas.