I have just booked four one way tickets to four different cities in the Philippines in just one sitting. In total I managed to book four flights from Cebu Pacific for P2753.80 all in. That's Manila-Cagayan De Oro-Davao-Cebu/Bohol-Manila. I could've saved P600 more had I not opted to add the small baggage allowance. How did I do it?
Here's the play by play.
It all started while I was watching the news. They were featuring the Sinulog Festival in Cebu which is one of the biggest festivals in the Philippines. It attracts a lot of tourists from all over the country who are mostly devotees of the Sto. Nino. Just by watching on television you'll feel the festive spirit of the place and the people which got me thinking, When was the last time I attended a Philippine Festival outside Manila and Pampanga? Dinagyang 2008 in Iloilo or maybe 2007. I'm not even sure.
So I had to put it in this year's travel bucketlist. Attend at least one major Philippine Festival this year. I asked my friend Google the list of upcoming festivals this year and one event caught my fancy. Its the Kadayawan sa Dabaw: The King of all festivals. I have to be there!
Kadayawan is on August 17-18 at Davao City. So Naturally I need to say what's up to my other dear friend Cebu Pacific. Guess what he answered. DIEZ IS It!