Remember the time I won two plane tickets to Bohol when I joined a blog contest from Nuffnang? (CLICK HERE! to refresh your memory) Well, this is the prize! Hola! It was around May 2013 when we flew to Bohol. It was one an expected trip. I am so thankful that I was chosen to be one of the lucky winners. I rarely won from the contests I joined but 2013 was a lucky year for me. I got a lot of free stuffs from the contests I joined.hihi
I am also thankful we visited this place before the earthquake destroyed the beautiful historical places in Bohol. I felt awful when I heard the news about the earthquake. People in Bohol are really accommodating and friendly. Manong, our tourists guide, was funny and kind. He kept on bragging about the people and the place, he was really proud of Bohol. Well, I agree with him. I was worried for them because most of their livelihood was from the tourism of their hometown. I know they will get up and be a survivor. Anyways, let us start the tour:
Monument of blood compact. This is the place where they held the blood compact between the Spanish explorer Miguel López de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna the chieftain of Bohol, to seal their friendship as part of the tribal tradition.
The hat matches my shirt. I was planning to buy it but I decided to choose the simple one. Haha By the way, the shorts I am wearing was a DIY project by me.
I bought I lot of Tarsiers keychains for souvenirs for my family and friends. I also bought Bohol shirts, peanut kisses and a hat.
The oldest church, Baclayon church. On the side of the church, there was an image of Padre Pio formed at its wall.
Inside the church. They were strict. They have a dress code inside, they lend me a malong (scarf) before coming inside.
Mini zoo in Bohol. With the dancers.
A butterfly was on my hat. Being steady and not moving to capture the moment. I love being close to nature.
Loboc River Cruise. We ate lunch here while serenaded by the singers and musicians. It was relaxing. The boat made a stopover on the lovely ladies, who performed simple dance number.
The most famous chocolate hills. That season, it has a little greenish because it was rainy.
The man-made forest. I love this! According to our tourist guide, it was built to prevent accidents from landslide.
Tarsier Conservation Area, Loboc Bohol. Tarsier is one of the smallest primates in the world. It is sensitive to sounds. They are nocturnal beings. If they are stress, they tend to commit suicide.
Panglao Beach. We haven't had a chance to swim but we just walked around the shoreline and enjoyed the sounds of the waves. Some of the hotels were in front of the beach, there are also establishments where you can eat and buy souvenirs.
Panglao Beach at night. It was very festive. Free entrance!
There are plenty of amazing places here in Bohol. I am looking forward to come back and visit the place again. What we miss on our trip? To explore Panglao's cave (Hinagdanan Cave), snorkeling and watch the dolphins. Three days was not enough.
As of now, let's pray for them. I hope they can recover from the incident last 2013. God bless!