It seems time flies at the speed of lightning. It has been eleven (11) months since I first published an article here at Savvy Sojourns, but it has been a number of years since I have tinkered on putting up my own travel blog. Difficult as it may seem back then, though I got to travel in the last decade, I did not have much that documented my travels. So in recent years, being bitten by the travel bug, I am always armed with a handy digital camera wherever I go - it was not just a must, it has been a necessity. 

This month of August, Savvy Sojourns will be doing a feature on the Philippines' southern most part - Mindanao.

Tagaytay City is my favorite vacation spot in Luzon, Cebu City is my second home in the Visayas region. And for Mindanao - well, this month's feature would probably be the closest to my heart. An old tune which goes "I left my heart in San Francisco" has the same effect on me about my favorite city in Mindanao - and I am referring to Davao City.

Davao City is tagged as Asia's most liveable city. It is one of the most peaceful cities I have been to and one of the cleanest aside from Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Olongapo. Davao City happens to have some of my favorite fruits such as pomelo (suha) and mangosteen. I also love the fact that Samal Island is just about five to ten minutes boat-ride away, with numerous affordable beach resorts to boot. Two of the best reasons that make me come back are the numerous deliriously delicious dining destinations and the friendliest people I have ever met.

Without further ado, Savvy Sojourns' August offering brings you to another marvelous Philippine destination - Davao City.      

Is Davao City one of your favorite destinations too? Feel free to share your thoughts.

My sincerest thanks for checking out this site and spending your precious time. Hope you continue to join me as I share my journey to a world of pleasurable discoveries only here at Savvy Sojourns.

I hope you will join me as I explore a larger world. Those who have seen my food blog Eat To Your Heart's Content know that for me, food comes first, but travel is equally rewarding that is part and parcel when in the hunt for delicious eats.

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Until next time, as I always say, Live Well, Laugh Often, Eat To Your Heart's Content!

Pie Rivera is a food columnist of Republic of 7107 Island Travel Magazine. For subscriptions to the magazine, you may email them at You can also check their WEBSITE.
All photos in this site were captured by Pie Rivera unless otherwise stated.
Information and rates indicated in the articles are accurate at the time of visit by this writer.

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