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When you are in Koronadal City, take a side trip to Lake Sebu which is barely an hour away.  Enjoy the indigenous culture and savor the fresh fish from the lake.  The locals has created various ways of cooking "tilapia".  You will have this fish in sweet and sour, fried, "kinilaw", and paksiw.  Having dinner or lunch at a restaurant which is floating on the lake is indeed a wonderful treat.  You will also be entertained by young people showcasing their native dances.  After eating, enjoy the karaoke on board.  Then, take the 1 hour cruise that will bring you around the lake guided by a local tourist who are very helpful.  The cruise guide is supposed to be bilingual but its not.  The local language, b'laan, is nice to hear.  After the cruise, enjoy shopping of locally made products... mostly earrings and necklaces using beads.  On your way back to Koronadal and off to General Santos City, pass by the huge pineapple plantation at the foot of Mt. Matutum. Its pineapples and pineapples as far as your eyes could see.  You may also buy fresh fruits along the highway.  Ten years ago, the road to Lake Sebu was not so good.  Today, it is very accessible and safe.
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I had an unfavorable incident in one of the restaurants in Boracay that offers seafood buffet. I had a terrible stomach ache so I had to stay inside the hotel till I have gotten better. The hotel staff  warned us that some of the restaurants might be reheating the leftovers so most of food that are served might not be fresh.  Suprisingly, stomach ache is quite a common incident to travelers who had tried seafood buffets.

My suggestion?Better go to D'Talipapa and do the marketing yourself. There are small restaurants around the market that offers to cook whatever you have bought. This can ensure that what you are eating is fresh and not just last night's leftovers.



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My all time favorite Place. I've been to the Philippines 3 times and I love the people there. A lot of the people really have respect for tourist.
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