Camp Mariano

Camp Mariano is a summer camp along the Pan-Philippine Highway to Koronadal in South Cotabato.

Next to the camp entrance is where locals or visitors to the province spend lovely afternoons -

enjoying a dessert called buko salad

Buko is a Filipino word for young coconut. There are variations among ingredients. This one includes ube ice cream and jam, sweet banana and leche flan.

Around Camp Mariano are little huts selling coconut vinegar and salted fish; root crops like camote (sweet potato) and turnip.

The sign on the tree house says "Live Christ, Share Christ." Having lived in a Buddhist country for 16 years now, I felt a bit strange but cheerful reading that. And then I knew something: I was reconnecting with Christian culture. I was home.


  1. Very colourful food, what is it?

  2. A Filipino dessert called buko salad.

  3. Hi Hazel,

    How interesting! Thanks for sharing. I added your photo for you.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  4. That looks very yummy! Beautiful choice for Blue Monday.

  5. Oh my! I want some of the buko salad!

  6. Thanks for a journey through interesting trip through your lens.

  7. Hi Hazel
    I bet that buko salad is delicious. We are seeing a bit of Bangkok on the news at the moment, I hope you are away from the troubles.
    Wren x

  8. Fun choice for the letter C. Looks like a great spot to be refreshed!

  9. Ice cream and jam and sweet banana! Sounds good to me...

  10. What a fun looking camp!

    abcw team

  11. It's so good to be home!!!! That salad looks so good.

  12. How enjoyable to see your warm sunny tropics, and the delicious colorful food!


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