My cousin Nin on the foreground with IMAX (MOA) in the background
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I've been wanting to go an a road trip, for catharsis. I don't want a long road trip, just a short one. Just for a change in scenery, albeit, for a while. When one of my close friend whisked our house guests to Buda, it gave me an idea. The mountains on the border of Davao and Bukidnon is the perfect destination for a short road trip.
I asked two friends from Sutherland to join me, Paul and Jake. Our destination was the Seagull in the Sky coffee shop. It was just an hour and a half drive from the city but the scenery is so much different that one would think that it's no longer Davao City. We arrived in Buda at a little past 6 o'clock in the evening. It was not yet really dark but the wind was blowing really hard on the mountain top. It was cold and the quaint coffee shop was an inviting sight to see.
We immediately orderd coffee, capuccino for both Paul and Jake while I had a French vanilla latte. We also ordered for clubhouse and tuna sandwiches. We went out to their outdoor tables as we are going to smoke. The wind was blowing really hard and it sends chill to our bones. The wind had the pine trees in the area create some really scary but cool noises. We lit up and when our order came, we immediately started sipping our coffee to combat the pleasant but really cold wind. The coffee although was on an interesting plate, it was just average, nothing spectacular. The sandwich was not bad but there was also nothing to gush about. But I guess when people go to this coffee shop in the sky, they are not there for the coffee and the food, they're there for the place itself.
We spent less than an hour in Buda then we headed back to the city. The trip back was not that eventful aside from our talk about how spooky the dark highway had become. I wish we'd arrived earlier to spend more time there.
Twilight-ish Pine Trees