Monday, December 10, 2012

Souvenirs from Davao

MANILA, Philippines  When someone returns from a trip, there's almost always pasalubong!

Dad recently came back from a work-related trip in Davao. Here are some souvenirs for us:

1. Durian Candies
Durian products make staple souvenirs. I'm not really a fan of durian because it stinks. But when it's turned into candy like this, it's actually good! There were even durian bars for us!



2. Sling Bag 
No, not for me... but for Bebeh! This is pretty cool. At first, it can be mistaken for a small pouch with native patterns. When unzipped, though, it reveals itself as a sling bag. Great for travel!



3. Colorful Jewelry
Again, these aren't for me. I think they're cute and colorful, though personally, I wouldn't have chosen these designs. But yeah, for a 12 year old girl, these would look cuteespecially the bracelet!



These made me miss Davao. It's been two years since I was last there. Here are some of the souvenirs I bought for myself back then:

1. Photo frame from Crocodile Farm
If you've been reading my souvenir posts, you've probably noticed that I like stuff that I can display. I found this rather cute. It's a photo frame carved from wood. There's a crocodile with a guy riding on it. 'Til now, I still haven't gotten around to putting my picture in it.


2. Durian Keychain
Yep, I like collecting keychains. And this time, it's a baby durian! Even if it's only 3 centimeters, its spikes are really sharp! Unfortunately, the metal part is rusting already. 

 

3. Bamboo Jaw Harp
This is one of the native instruments being played when I visited the Tribu K'Mindanawan Cultural Village. Even if I don't know how to play it, I'm amused with the sound that it makes: "Toing!"



What are other things worth buying in Davao?

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