We were up early for the 2nd day of the SoCCSKSarGen Summer Safari. I’m not used to getting up at 6:00 am but since ours was a very tight schedule, I dragged myself out of bed.
By 7:00 am, we left Ice Castle Experience and were on our way to our first stop for the day, to have breakfast at the magnificent Dolores Farm Resort in Polomolok, South Cotabato. I have been to the resort before so I knew that my companions will surely love the place.
For our second day in GenSan, our hosts Orman and Avel chose to show us more of the best-kept secrets of their region. So while the rest of General Santos City enjoyed the many events lined up for that day, February 25, our group was treated to a quick exploration of Region XII.
We were informed by Avel and Orman that our group was invited to have lunch with their good friend, Francis Sablon of Zion Travel. Francis, we were told, was waiting for us in Tupi. I didn’t ask where exactly in Tupi we were heading, because my visits to GenSan taught me this: The Manansala siblings like to surprise their guests. And the surprises are part and parcel of the whole GenSan experience.