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  • The city offers a variety of malls, hospitals, parks, etc. And the best thing is, whichever part of the city you are
  • I have noticed that there are quite a few Filipinos who can now speak in Korean
  • And I recommend the Island Garden city of Samal, a small island, a few minutes away from the city
  • If you need an ambulance, a fire fighter, a rescuer of any kind, police, etc. You can just dial 911 and an operator can definitely assist you

    • by c0rin
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      This is one of my most favorite cities in the world! Why? Because it’s clean, it’s green, everything is cheap and best of all, there are no TYPHOONS of any kind!

      The City: It is rare to find garbage in the streets in Davao, in fact, you’d notice that as early as 4AM, there are already a few street sweepers cleaning the streets and making sure that it stays clean. There’s no weird pollution, no traffic, no major spill of any kind. Even the street kids are clean! The rivers located in the middle of the city are clean, even if a little murky and in fact, few people still swim in there! The city offers a variety of malls, hospitals, parks, etc. And the best thing is, whichever part of the city you are. You will feel as if you are near EVERYTHING because there’s no TRAFFIC!

      The people:


      /> The place is a a melting pot of cultures, everyone can speak English, Tagalog and Bisaya! Also, there are places in Davao where people can speak Japanese, (Especially those Filipino from Japanese descent) and Chinese. You’d find that some even speak Spanish. Most of the foreigner I have met who have travelled there often remark that if anything, people in Davao can speak ANYTHING! Especially now that the Koreans are invading the city. I have noticed that there are quite a few Filipinos who can now speak in Korean.

      The Beaches: Mesmerizing. There’s a beach called “Talomo beach” where you can dive under water and see a sunken sheep. And I recommend the Island Garden city of Samal, a small island, a few minutes away from the city. It also has a white sand, (though not refined) But I can positively say that it is beautiful! The whole island is ...


      • worth touring as the beaches are clean and almost looks untouched. There’s plenty of beach resorts to choose from but one thing they have in common is that they’re all clean. Clear water, blue skies, wind in your face kind of clean. And.. Smells like salt! exactly how a beach should smell!

        The culture: Since Davao City is a melting pot of cultures, don’t be surprised if one of the persons you’ve just met can speak A LOT of languages. People there have high literacy rate and are usually of mixed races. If you’re into the history, you will appreciate all of the city’s museums and history places. One of which is the Japanese memorial park located in Mintal, the area where the Japanese settled in the early 1900’s and were buried there. There are also the majority of different tribes which exists up to this day.

        There are many

        great things about Davao City, one of which is their emergency line. 911. If you need an ambulance, a fire fighter, a rescuer of any kind, police, etc. You can just dial 911 and an operator can definitely assist you. It’s faster, easier and of course, safer. They don’t need to call a hospital for an ambulance or a Firehouse for a truck. 911 has their own vehicles/equipments (and people), plus, a tracking device to respond immediately. And! They can send other reinforcements aside from their own. What more do you need?

        If you want food, you can find it everywhere! You don’t even need to look, everyone sells everything in the streets, peanuts, bread, ice cream, even fruits like Durian, guava, mango, pomelo, etc. And fastfoods are everywhere and restaurants are easy to find.

        The best thing about the place?

        Everyone speaks English. Believe me, the city will make everything easier for you.




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