Sunday, January 29, 2012

Double Trouble in Bohol (Day 1)

26 January 2012: First getaway for the year, and I'm going back to Bohol!Ü

The original plan: Go with Gigel, to celebrate Kuya Yanyan's birthday at Cebu, then go for a side trip to Bohol since she hasn't been there yet.

Ang ending: Went with Bro to Bohol, then went on a side trip to Cebu, since he hasn't been there yet.

This was one of those best chillax trips I've ever had. All I did was sleep, chill on the beach, eat. Sounds perfect to me.Ü 

Welcome to Tagbilaran Airport!

From the airport, we were fetched by Kuya Dodong (same driver we hired on my second visit to Bohol last year) and went ahead with our countryside tour. I decided to contact Kuya Dodong ulit kasi last year, he agreed to tour us for just PhP1,500 and that is absolutely the cheapest Bohol countryside tour one could find. This time, he charged us PhP1,800 including our transfer to Panglao.

Kumusta naman, kami lang ang pasahero at ang mga bag namin
First stop was the Sandugo Monument, according to Wiki: The Sandugo was a blood compact, performed in the island of Bohol in the Philippines, between the Spanish explorer Miguel López de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna the chieftain of Bohol on March 16, 1565, to seal their friendship as part of the tribal tradition. This is considered as the first treaty of friendship between the Spaniards and Filipinos.

Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna posing with us. hehehe
Then we were off to Carmen to see the Hills. We passed by Baclayon Church along the way, but we decided not to drop by anymore because it looks like there was an ongoing activity during that time. We bought drinks from one of the stores along the highway, since it will be another 30 to 40 minutes before we reach the hills. 

Buti na lang naisipan namin magbaon ng tinapay from Dough Joe

Oh, we also decided to stop over the Bilar man made forest as well:
This way to history of man-made forest

Buwis buhay na shot?

This is the best shot Kuya Dodong can take. hehehe
Hindi ka naman tuwang-tuwa, Bro?

Finally, the ever famous Chocolate Hills! Not as brown as the first time I saw it, but still as amazing as ever!
Ay! Hindi kita yung hills

And I just realized that I did not upload a photo with the hills, I'll just update this next time. hehehe! Now on our way back, we dropped by the Tarsier Conservatory Area:

Tarsier Conservatory Area
Ang natutulog na tarsier

At ang gising na gising na tarsier, hehehe

The real tarsier
 I was kinda disappointed that we didn't get the chance to go near the tarsier anymore, unlike before that I was able to have my picture taken like 5 inches away from them. But if it's for the safety of the tarsiers that they are doing this, then I'm fine with being disappointed.

So that concludes our countryside tour. Normally, the countryside tour also includes lunch at the Loboc River, the Loboc hanging bridge, the Butterfly Garden, and Prony the python, but we opted to skip them instead.

* We did not have lunch at the Loboc River because we were already full when we got there (salamat sa tinapay from Dough Joe, hehehe!). We didn't cross the hanging bridge as well kasi I was expecting Bro on one end of the bridge shaking it while I'm crossing it. As for the Butterfly Garden, we opted not to drop by na lang kasi baka hindi naman mag-pose yung mga butterflies with us (chos lang!). And we also skipped Prony kasi we're really not interested with snakes, plus ayaw naming maging ulam niya, hehehe!Ü

From Tagbilaran, we were then escorted to our crib for the night, Dumaluan Beach Resort in Panglao. We stayed at their Standard Aircon Room for PhP 1,300. 

Not bad for PhP 1,300

We were not able to explore the beach when got there because we were too exhausted (Bro and I came straight from our shifts) so we decided to take a nap, but ended up waking up the next day already. hehehe!

Maayong adlaw, Panglao!
And next is our beaching at Panglao.Ü  

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