In 2007, I had the chance to live in Davao city to pursue post graduate studies. Why Davao? Ah, there were several factors why (like my school preference, the assurance of a friend of a place to stay there, the city’s nearness to a sibling’s address in Mindanao, Philippines, among others).
I must say that when I did live in Davao for 7 months, I loved the place. It was clean. It has all the city amenities you need (or maybe I should say I need) but like most Mindanao cities, it still has a lot of green and vacant land you can see as you navigate your way through it. It’s not all concrete and building.
I do think Davao city can very well be a great place to reside in as well as an interesting travel destination . I don’t think I can ever convince my husband to relocate there though but I can just content myself in visiting the place from time to time. Below is the link of the news article on Davao being the world’s 87th top city.