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We arrived in Agora Market just in time for breakfast. We heeded the call of our stomach to have a bite of our favorites in one of the "turo-turo" in Agora Market. For a hundred pesos we had squid and native chicken to feed ourselves.
On the other side of Agora Market is the terminal for our first destination - Camp Phillips and Dahilayan Adventure Park in Bukidnon where a vast plantation of seems to be a golden crown fruit is located. The Del Monte Plantation seems to have a kingdom of pineapple in Bukidnon. Not only that, Bukidnon is the home of Dahilalan Adventure Park. Not only adrenaline junkies will enjoy Dahilayan because there are a lot of things to do in this Adventure Park.
Even before the trip I was in loved with the fact that we're embarking into a long mountainous ride in Bukidnon. After all it is the province where I long to backpack and experience the cold and stunning view of the mountain.
I slept in van/shuttle going to Camp Phillips Bukidnon. But the zigzag road awoke me in the middle of the mountain. From then on my eyes were full of delight and my lips plastered a smile as I feel the cold weather and the flowers along the main highway - particularly wild sunflower. Other view seems perfectly the same with other views I saw on my road trips in the Philippines, alluring, mesmerizing and gives me chill and moment of tranquility. The difference is that the weather is so cold similar to only to Tagaytay and Baguio.
When we pass by decade old american houses, I knew we were in Camp Phillips home of the Del Monte Plantations in the Philippines. I delighted with the old houses more so when the van keeps turning on the narrow streets of where these houses are located. I notice that we stop in front of the house of each passenger. "Door to Door Service" I mummble. Yes it was - only in Bukidnon. Because of this, the supposedly 1 hour became 1.5 hours travel. Thanks to the door to door service I got to see their cute decorated houses.
I couldn't wait to get down and do some selfie moves in front of these houses. These american style houses are housing facilities for the Del Monte Plantation's employee that holds important position.
At 840 meters, you feel like flying like a free bird. You'll have much time shouting in adrenaline that in the middle of it you will be just amused by the view. The seemingly bumping into pine trees leaf and branches will scare you a little. When you pass by it, there is even a greater vista you will see.
After the 840 meters there is the 340 meters and the last one would be the 150 meter. You can choose wherever you want to start your zipline adventure. Those three ziplines are included in the zipline package. Aside from the zipline there are other adrenaline adventure you can purchase.
Aside from the extreme adventure that Dahilayan Adventure Park offers, the surroundings are free fro strolling and it will gives you a relaxation that everyone wanted. After our zipline adventure we found ourselves laying down the grass under the pine trees with some flowers to entertain us.
Short but worth a million tons of smile. Our Bukidnon trip was just an appetizer of our trip in Camiguin. Its like a kiss on the cheek. Blossoming love affair unlike its bloomed scattered flowers. However, I enjoyed every minute of our stay. It was bitter and sweet affair thus deserves a another separate trip. Maybe in two or three years I'll tour around Malaybalay and swim in the falls of Quezon down to Buda Road. For now I'll say goodbye or rather till I see you then Bukidnon.