Mindanao Sate University is on proud seats of education at its’ being one of finest in the Southern Philippines.  With 8 campuses in the country, MSU System has a wide scope of courses offered with regards to the geographical location of a campus. The main campus is at Islamic City of Marawi, which I finally got to visit.
I was fortunate enough to visit this kinda like a city within a city and get to see how life was inside the campus of MSU – Marawi from a visitors perspective. I only heard stories, and descriptions of MSU-Marawi until finally mid last year I was able to visit it with few blogger friends. They have mosque, museums,  hotel, dormitories, and a business district fit for anyone visiting or staying in the campus.
Ofcourse, I had to see their gardens. A botanical garden quietly sits at a corner loads with flowering and nonflowering plants. 
MSU- Marawi has a long strip of road they call the business district. It has restos, cafes, salon, grocery stores, and even cellular shops. That is why I would call it a little city within a city.  We had late lunch at one of the shop along the business district during my first visit there. It was full-packed with families, group of friends, and colleagues over  meals and good talk. The WiFi connection is pretty fast given most of the customers are online at the same time.
TRAVEL NOTES:

* Dress appropriately. Maranao, within their culture, follows a decent dress code. Not everyone is open to changes and the evolution of form-fitting and skin-baring clothes. It is best you keep covered to blend in.
* Be open. To everything. And to all impossible.

You might like to read more about MARAWI CITY:
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Where to Eat:
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To awaken quite alone in a strange town 
is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark
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