In Transit from Dapitan to Pagadian via Ozamiz and a Short Ozamiz City Visit



There’s a shorter bus route from Dapitan to Pagadian City via the Dipolog-Pagadian Road but…. the adventurous me dared the longer-less-travelled route of Dipolog-Oroquieta-Ozamiz-Pagadian.  So to make it to our IT for the day, we left Dapitan as early as 630am.  The cold morning breeze was a perfect kick for the long day ahead.

The whole trip, I was battling with my lashes to keep it from shutting.   I don’t wanna miss seeing Oroquieta City as we pass by and the rural feel of this side of Misamis.  Finally, after 3-1/2 hours, the welcome Ozamiz marker greeted us.  With no Ozamiz IT at hand, we just asked the trike driver to bring us to the City Hall.  I cannot think of other places to visit… Haha! My sleep deprived head has taken its toll.  And worst, I inquired with an equally oblivious driver.  When asked of Ozamiz City’s tourist places, he replied, other than the Aquamarine Park there is none… Hahaha!

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So our Ozamiz visit ended at Prospera Park, just in front of the City Hall.

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At 1030am, we boarded again Rural Tour bus for a 3-hour ride to Pagadian City.  I was curious of Pagadian’s unique tricycle set-up.  According to several articles online, tricycles at Pagadian were designed to adopt to the city’s hilly terrain.  So I ensured to capture my very first ride of this iconic transpo.  Hahaha!  True enough the ride at Fajares Ave. resembled a long roller-coaster fall. 

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We checked-in at Hotel Camila at 130pm.  My tummy was growling by then and time kept banging my head like an alien recording --- you have 4-1/2 hours left to do your Pagadian tour… Grrr… I have so much of Pagadian in the list and I cannot afford to miss any of them.  With barely 10minutes rest, we started our stroll but first off was our late lechon lunch… Yes, a lechon per kilo is sold on a street beside the Sto. NiƱo Cathedral Parish and that for hubby was a Zamboanga peninsula surprise.

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Travel Date: August 2013

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