Thursday, January 15, 2009

Stranded in Camiguin and Cagayan de Oro!

Just got back from my Cagayan de Oro-Camiguin trip with my 3 other travelmates. Our flight back to Manila was canceled twice and also the ferry from Camiguin back to the main island of Mindanao was canceled twice. In an instant, our 3-day vacation became a 6-day adventure and misadventure. I'm glad that I am in company of good friends so despite of our "bad luck" we never experienced a dull moment.

Because of the bad weather I decided to just reroute our return flight to Davao City. It is the best travel-related decision I made! If not for that we are still in Cagayan de Oro City (CDO) by now as the weather deteriorated rather than improved after we left. If you watch the evening news or read the newspaper you know what I mean. The local government of CDO said that the last time they encountered such a disaster was in the 1950's.

No pictures yet of our misadventures and the chaos at the Lumbia Airport in CDO, maybe in a few days...

Thank you God for the protection during our trip. Thank God also for Citibank for providing me a free Travel Inconvenience Protection insurance. I now need to wait 7-10 working days for the reimbursement form to arrive.

7 comments:

dyosa said...

Good thing you & your friends got home safe. :-)

ian said...

hey. glad you're okay. at least your being a seasoned traveler kicked in. safe journeys in '09.

let's pray also for the quick recovery of CDO and the rest of Mindanao-

Mitz said...

yeah i heard nga flights to and from CDO were cancelled. buti you were able to get back na. what is citibank's free insurance? :) how can you avail it?

kegler747 said...

@ dyosa: yeah, thank God that we arrived in Manila in 1-piece :)

kegler747 said...

@ ian: thanks doc, na-test talaga ang pagiging traveler ko sa trip na yun. Tama pala ang saying na "don't panic" sa khit anong situation.

kegler747 said...

@ Mitz: When Citibank upgraded my credit card into Gold they sent me a letter that they are giving me free travel insurance as long as I purchase my tickets using my credit card.

Carlota said...

yup.. my friend liezl would have come over to cebu if it weren't for the weather. weeee