Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Beauty T(r)ip

This, my friends, is how to get rosy butt cheeks and sparkling libat eyes (cross-eyed): Go on a roadtrip with a dozen or so transfers. In my case, a 600-something-kilometer roadtrip along the eastern provinces of Mindanao on different modes of public transportation. This is my butt-rosying (and butt-numbing) formula:

Day 1
Cebu to Surigao City (Surigao del Norte), taxi and plane
Surigao City to Cantilan (Surigao del Sur), 117 km, van
Cantilan to Tandag City, 52 km, van
Tandag City to Cagwait, 43 km, jeep

Day 2
Cagwait to San Agustin, 30 km, bus
San Agustin to Barobo, 37 km, bus
Barobo to Hinatuan, 34 km, van

Day 3
Hinatuan to Mangagoy, 37 km, van

Day 4
Mangagoy (Surigao del Sur) to Cateel (Davao Oriental), 75 km, bus
Cateel to Davao City (Davao del Sur),  191 km, bus

Day 5
Davao City to Samal Island (Davao del Norte), 15 km, jeep, ferry, and tricycle

Day 6
Samal Island to Davao City, 15 km, tricycle, ferry, and jeep
Davao City to Cebu, taxi and plane

and habalhabal, tricycle, pedicab, and pumpboat rides in between.

And, to get the sparkling cross-eyed look, this roadtrip by the numbers:
6 days
5 provinces
630+ kilometers
22 hours on the road
7 stops
11 transfers
4 vans
6 jeepneys
4 buses
8 motorcycles
3 tricycles
2 taxis
1 pumpboat
2 ferries
2 pedicabs
2 airplanes
2 "resorts"
2 inns
1 pension house
2 beaches
5 islands
1 river
2 waterfalls
1 cave
1 museum
12 bug bites
2 friends

Details on these beauty t(r)ips as soon as I get the cogs on my brain working. Putting a trip (this trip!) that happened five months ago on paper is hard work. I need to oil these rusty cogs real good.

Butt-Rosying Route:
A Beauty T(r)ip (you're here!)


  1. Nalibat kos mga numbers. :D

    Oil those cogs fast. I am excited to read na.

    Laagholic Buyog

    1. I hope my brains work this weekend! Basin magSinulog ni akong utok :D Pit Senyor!

  2. I want to do this too! By the way, your map is better than google's. ;)

    1. Thanks Brennan! It's a lazy man's drawing :D