Travel: Bohol

(circa 2008) i went to bohol with jex, reg and her highschool friends. extra lang kami ni jex dito, friendly lang masyado. bohol is one of the best places i visited. beach, food, culture and people — lahat ok na ok sa bohol. 

at tagbilaran airport

we stayed at dumaluan beach resort at panglao. the place is very cozy and has a relaxing ambiance. pwede na mag early retirement. hehe.

breakfast by the beach

since it’s me and jex’s first time in bohol, we did city tour for our first day while our friends enjoy the beautiful beach of bohol.

first stop, blood compact site. the first ‘treaty of friendship’ between europe and asia happened here during the 15th century. pwede sumali sa treaty of friendship? 

blood compact shrine

next stop, butterfly farm. having seen many other butterfly farms in the country, this is nothing but ordinary. 

butterfly farm

hoy bawal yan!

next stop is baclayon church, considered one of the oldest in the country. the church was close during the time of our visit, so we weren’t able to go inside.

baclayon church

after baclayon church, we visited the tarsier farm. tarsiers are one of the smallest primates in the world. they’re very small that i was scared of touching them. baka kagatin ako or di na maalis sa kamay ko. haha.


next stop, hanging bridge at loboc. di ko natawid hanggang dulo dahil umi-ik-ik ang kawayan habang naglalakad. haha. no to buwis buhay bridge!

hanging bridge at loboc

then we passed by the mahogany man-made forest on our way to chocolate hills. it’s a 2km stretch of mahogany planted forest near the town of loboc. we alighted our vehicle to take some pictures. pwedeng humiga at mag siyesta sa kalsada dahil wala masyadong dumadaan na sasakyan. 

mahogany forest trail

and the highlight of the bohol trip, chocolate hills. struggle paakyat on the way to the top, daming turista at ang i-n-i-t. but everything is worth it once you’re already on top. find your best spot for that awesome chocolate hills shot.

the chocolate hills

after the exhausting trekking to chocolate hills, our tour guide brought us to loboc river for the late lunch/merienda tour. di ko na ma explain ang nangyari sa loboc river cruise dahil ang naaalala ko lang ay ang sobrang sarap at sulit na pagkain. kung kakain ako ng last supper of my life, dito ako kakain. haha. we were listening to kuya singer while enjoying the beautiful sights of loboc river. nature, relaxing serenade from kuya, sandamakmak na masarap na food…this is eternal bliss. then we also watched the local’s song & dance number. culture achieve!

local performance during the loboc river cruise tour

it was a very tiring first day. first day pa lang yan ha ang ganda na ng bohol. so what more on the next day?!

for our 2nd day, we joined our other friends for island hopping, beach bumming, swimming and snorkeling at balicasag island. bilang mainit nun, tanghaling tapat at quota na ako sa itim … di na ako lumangoy. i just stayed at the shore under the nipa hut with my other equally kj friends (haha) at kumakain.

balicasag island

bohol. one of the best places to visit in the philippines. if you want to stay out of the noisy and hype borahkey..ergh..bora, go and visit panglao. aside from the delicious food, beautiful scenery and kind people, i simply enjoyed bohol because i’m in the company of good friends. friendly ako masyado that time at sumasama sa ibang tour groups. 🙂

memories of bohol