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The Halloween Road Trip – Dapitan City

After a very exhausting, jam packed semester with my master subjects, work and lecture units I thought I need a break. I invited some of my coworkers for a getaway to unwind and relax. Unfortunately after some follow ups, few backed out. Eager to push through with the plan, my friend Coach Hennie was also game with the thought of traveling so the two of us decided to go no matter what. The trip Dapitan city is unknown for both of us because it would be our first time to go to the city. Nevertheless the adventure drawn us.

Early morning on the first day of November, we went to the bus terminal. Little did we know that many people were also traveling back to their home town that dawn. Five buses already pass still the people were so many. We had to fight for seats on the deluxe rural bus bound for mucas, good thing a fellow man helped us sat down. The bus was filled to standing position.

Arriving at the barge, trucks buses and cars lined up. We were able to catch the second trip to Ozamis port and arrived around 6.30 am. We had breakfast at Jollibee then headed to the bus terminal to catch another bus bound for Dipolog. The trip was long and I get to watch the beautiful scenery of nature along the way but most of the time a dozed off to get the sleep that I need.

We drop at the bus stop called the Polo round ball which was the diverging road between Dipolog and Dapitan. It was 11:30 when we arrived, 2 hours earlier than expected. My companion, Hennie, and I rode a tricycle to the inn that we booked the night before.

Travel Bee Heritage Inn
We checked in at the Heritage Inn and rested for a while. Impressed with the cheap price, they offer basic necessities with economy and standard rooms. Bath has hot shower which works fine with me.

Dapitan Escapade

Bike around the city
After lunch, we started our adventure. It was already three in the afternoon and we rented the inn’s bike to ride around the city. It only cost 50 pesos for a whole day. We had our travel bee tour guide map from the folks at the counter and headed out.

Our ride

St. James Church
After getting used to the bike, our first stop was at the St. James Church. It was the 1st of November. Streets where not yet busy and the sky was cloudy. We took some pictures (of course). Looking at the church, and some old lamp post, you can clearly see the deep connection of the town from it historical roots.

At St. James Church

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