Thursday, June 11, 2009
Travel Destination: Sitangkai "Venice of the South"
It's my job to travel around the Philippines. Don't ask me why. In my many travels, one travel destination happens to be most memorable. This is Sitangkai town in the province of Tawi-Tawi.
Sitangkai is known as the "Venice of the South" due to the use of boats as primary transportation. The floating market of Sitangkai where locals sell fresh catch such as giant squid, tuna, sting ray is something to behold.
I travelled to Sitangkai with my partner. To travel to Sitangkai without a male companion, is something that the locals can't comprehend. But they'll admire you for visiting their place. "Matatapang na babae (Brave women)," one local told us.
We had a splendid time in Sitangkai.