Bohol Adventure


I’ve been so busy with vacation and some sideline jobs these days that writing in my blog did not seem like an appealing activity. Of course, I was mentally writing what I was supposed to write about our trip to Bohol but all of those are lost in my murky brain now πŸ˜€

So, let me just pick the highlights of our Bohol trip.

Bobby and I, adventurous as we want to think we are, went to Bohol with no clear itinerary except seeing the sights and going to Panglao. With bags packed with a map, swim gear, an underwater camera bag, and day clothes, we caught the earliest fastcraft trip to Tagbilaran. We had previously decided not to join a touring group so we plotted our trip on the boat. The idea was to go to the farthest place we can think of, then work our way back to the city – take note that we did not even reserve a hotel or resort room as we wanted to sleep nearest to where we’d end up in the night.

With that in mind, we went straight to the Chocolate Hills Complex in Carmen which is only about 5 minutes away from where Bobby’s buddy is currently working. Because we didn’t plan for the transportation, we were left at the mercy of the vehicles for hire at the terminal. After an hour of waiting for other passengers to arrive, the van set off for Carmen with only about 5 passengers inside – it is a good thing that they don’t wait until the van is full or else we could have waited for 3 to 4 hours! Well, so much for mild ranting – we are here for a happy vacation πŸ™‚

The places we visited in Bohol:

@@@ Chocolate Hills at Carmen, Bohol

Chocolate Hills at Carmen - After the Rain

Chocolate Hills at Carmen - After the Rain

@@@ Butterfly Garden at Bilar.

Courting butterflies.

Courting butterflies.

@@@ Man-made Forest midway between Loboc and Bilar.

Manmade forest

Manmade forest

@@@ Hanging Bridge at Loboc.

Hanging Bamboo Bridge

Hanging Bamboo Bridge

@@@ Loboc River – plus tarsiers.

Loboc River

Loboc River

The tarsier at Loboc

The tarsier at Loboc

@@@ Niludhan Falls at Loboc.

Niludhan Falls

Niludhan Falls

@@@ Prony, the largest Phyton in Bohol (or the country?).

take note of the large stomach part where two goats are currently being digested

take note of the large stomach part where two goats are currently being digested

@@@ Baclayon Church.

Baclayon Church

Baclayon Church

@@@ Tarsier Sanctuary at Corella.

The tarsier at the sanctuary.

The tarsier at the sanctuary.

@@@ Mt. Carmel Hill at Balilihan.

Mt. Carmel Hill

Mt. Carmel Hill

@@@ Sagbayan Peak with its chocolate hills, butterfly dome, and tarsier sanctuary.

View from Sagbayan Peak - another set of Chocolate Hills

View from Sagbayan Peak - another set of Chocolate Hills

@@@ Kidstown at Sagbayan Peak complex.

A castle at Kidswtown

A castle at Kidswtown

@@@ Danao Adventure Park.

Zip-lining at Danao Adventure Park

Zip-lining at Danao Adventure Park

@@@ Dagohoy Memorial at Danao.

Dagohoy Memorial at Danao

Dagohoy Memorial at Danao

@@@ Alona Beach at Panglao.

Alona Beach, Panglao

Alona Beach, Panglao

@@@ Daks and Gams Wildlife Park.

Funny Stuffed Animals Rock Band at Daks and Gams

Funny Stuffed Animals Rock Band at Daks and Gams

@@@ Just a few steps away from the not-so-yummy Chocolates.

just a few steps away from the chocolate hills of Catigbian

just a few steps away from the chocolate hills of Catigbian

So, those are the places that we visited in Bohol. Can someone invite me to another place and allow me to post pictures like in Travellers? πŸ™‚

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7 Responses

  1. Joy, had fun reading your post! Wow, you’re brave enough to touch Prony :-S I am applauding for you right now, haha. Looking at your pictures, I’m thinking of taking a side trip to Bohol after I visit Cebu next week πŸ˜‰ Back in college, I do have a dormmate who’s from Loboc. She asked me to stay at their home in Bohol during the semester break but it just didn’t push through. Do they allow tourists to touch those cute tarsiers…?;) I hope so!

  2. The tourists are refrained from touching them but some really touch them, though. Also, tourists are not allowed to use flash on their cameras but they still do {sigh}.

  3. OMG! The python looks so scary. Weren’t you scared?

  4. It looked really scary as it was really huge; however, since it had already eaten 2 goats the previous day, the danger of it wanting to eat me is about 0.1% πŸ˜€

  5. Loboc is facing complaints as to why they allow tourists to get too close and hold tarsiers… they have a tendency to commit suicide whenever stressed… and one major cause of their stress is human interaction, the crowd, and loud voices or noise.
    Loboc apparently doesn’t know how to properly care for these solitary creatures. They just do it for profit. You should have been to Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella, Bohol instead… You’ll understand them more.. You’ll be more educated as to how to treat these nocturnal animals. Tourists should only observe them, never to hold or touch them… Take a shot, fine, but never hold them. Cute as they appear, they are not toys.

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