If you are wondering where the meat in the sauce is… yeah I wondered that too. I only got mushroom bits, and when I asked the server where the beef bits where, he looked at the plate and poured more of the same sauce.
So after a sloppy, lousy spaghetti meal, I began to explore the rest of the park.
There were a few more animals and birds but it was all things I had seen at many other zoos or bird parks. Plus the condition the cages were in were pretty poor. So I felt guilty standing there taking photos of these animals.
Truth be told, from here on I got a bit lost. I took a wrong turn somewhere and ended near a forest area where a few visitors were zip-lining and setting up camp for the night (which Eden provides for). I went around in circles before getting really frustrated and ran towards a staff member whenever I crossed paths with one.
I asked for directions and how to get back because there were no arrows pointing back to the main reception area.
After nearly an hour wasted, I ended up back-tracking and walked across the hanging bridge and made it all the way back.
I rushed back out just as the last few cars were leaving Eden Nature Park. At this point, after an hour of getting lost, I didn’t care about visiting Mt. Apo or anything. I just wanted to get back to Davao City!
Here’s a video I took:
All the more reason to question why these bike taxi guys charge ₱100 for a ride that doesn’t consume as much fuel as the ride going up to Eden Nature Park!
The sun had set by the time I got down at SM Davao. I decided to have an early dinner from here itself before taking another jeepney back to town.
It cost ₱105 for the curacha with some rice — and it wasn’t worth it. Hardly any meat inside, and by the end of the meal, I still felt hungry. So I went and had two slices of Pizza Hut pizza (₱55). After checking out a few stores, I left SM Davao and hopped on a van taxi going to Davao City.
Once I reached my stop, I walked back to Green Windows Dormitel after picking up some baked goodies for tomorrow’s breakfast. Tomorrow, I would visit Philippines Eagle Center… which is another long drive from the city.