Monday Road Trip: Pagadian City

For the past month since I went to and fro in Ozamis city, it was my first time to bring a pounding heart while adding another extra miles to my road trips and travel. Only because we travelled during the night going to Pagadian City plus the stigma of traveling farther Mindanao is there. But the time we get there, the scary feeling was replaced by a safe and sound assurance like a “Yes we arrived safe!”

It totaled to about 6 hours. About 2 hours from Cagayan de Oro City to Iligan City while another 4 hours going further to Pagadian City.

Now, I should be starting to familiarize the places we pass by in going there. Here are the places I have passed below:

Kauswagan
Maigo
Kolambugan
Tubod
Aurora
Labangan

and finally, PAGADIAN CITY!

Keep posted for the different discoveries I get to find within the city!

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Running Late For Ozamis Trip

Bulua Terminal for Ozamis

Because I am the queen of slack and unpreparedness, the things I have forgotten to pack are the kind of the things that should be the top priority.

  1. Bottle of Water
  2. Heavy Snacks
  3. Pieces of Candies

Especially when you are running late for a trip, the top 3 should be packed in your bag to prevent what just had happened to me.

4:30 pm

It was this time when we were all complete and just when we were about to hop inside the bus for Ozamis, there was none to be found. We found out the last trip was just 30 min earlier, 4:00 pm. The choice we had then was to ride a bus for Iligan and find any there going to the pier for Ozamis.

Bulua Terminal for Ozamis

Unexpectedly, the bus took longer than I expected since I’d tried riding it in the past which only took 1 1/2 to 2 hours trip but it lasted up to 3 hours. Well, because I forgot to bring water I was trying to convince myself I can deal with it. I did but when the afternoon sloly turned into night, my tummy convinced me that I was hungry and Ooh neither food can’t I find any in my backpack.

7:30

Finally, we arrived hoping we stopped by for dinner but I’m guessing not since we were all in a hurry to find the right bus. So when I did find a timing, I immediately bought 3 hard boiled eggs packed in one at a vendor nearby.

Standing position inside Zamboanga Bus

The bus were full but we never had other choice but to go on or else we can’t reach the last trip for Ozamis. This means, operation standing ovation. On the other hand, I’m sensing my tummy can’t afford another minute with an empty stomach so I tried munching the hard boiled eggs. Yes, indeed! I was peeling it while standing and never did I realize I had that kind of talent. But again, damn I forgot to buy water so slowly I finished it to avoid any choking incidents. Then a passenger at my side was kind enough to share a bit space from her seat. Yipee!

8:45

Everyone standing were shouting as if it could save them time in going to the barge. And we were like fighting for the tricycle.haha

9:00

Right after we stepped on the ground, they were already running. I should have waited first for the change but P2 is not even worth it to lose a trip to Ozamis. And by the time we handed for the fare, the barge already made the last signal to go and we couldn’t afford to waste another time but RUN RUN RUN! I was out of breath when we arrived inside. Then my knees were trembling as we climbed for our seats. Gosh!

Ozamis Barge

I finished the last piece of egg as I saw a store nearby and just buy water afterwards. Seems there was no one in charge and the powdery yolks already filling my mouth as I struggingly swallow my own saliva as means of water. Gross!

When I got back to our seats, they were again standing with all the bags. I said,

What’s with the hurry!

Then the step went down and finally we landed.

What’s for dinner at almost 10:00 pm? Jollibee 1 pc chikcen, 2 rice and large coke. I expect tomorrow I’ll be laying my own eggs already. Haha!