Bukidnon, Philippines, Travel Budget

Travel Expenses: Cagayan de Oro

As mentioned in my previous post, me and my favorite travel buddies spent the weekend at Cagayan de Oro. Eric was anticipating that the Kaamulan would be set on that weekend, so we took advantage of an airline promo late last year. Luckily, the Kaamulan 2009 festival was set on March 7, the date of our flight to CDO. Unfortunately, we were late in going to Bukidnon, where the festival is held.

Still, it was great to discover and explore a new city. This is my second trip to Mindanao, and I’m hoping it wouldn’t be the last. I’ve yet to explore Bukidnon and try white water rafting in CDO.

Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon are fairly inexpensive cities. Getting around is no problem, as there are plenty of cheap transportation options available (except at the airport, where cabbies will charge a flat rate to get to the city). There’s the motorela, their version of the tricycle/tuk-tuk; the multicabs and jeepneys; airconditioned and non-airconditioned buses for inter-city travel, and; airconditioned taxis. The food is likewise affordable, as is accommodations in the city center.
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