Bohol Island Day Tour
19.12.2011 - 22.01.2012
As promised, here's part 2 of our trip to Bohol Island.
Bohol Island is known for its cute little dwellers- The Philippine Tarsier. They're tiny nocturnal primates who live in trees and are smaller than rats. I got to see these wonderful creatures for the first time during my trip.
But before that, let me show some of the beautiful places you need to visit when you're in the island.
Some of the picturesque views around the island.
Peacock Garden arranges a private day tour for its guests. A little bit pricey but it's worth every penny. Your own private van, with a driver and a professional tour guide, and 8 stops along the way!
Some of the sideline stops we did on our way to our first major itinerary. The plant above is apparently where we get the crunchy "Kaong" (Sugar Palm)
Here's our beautiful little tarsiers!
And the most beautiful tarsier of all, our guide Kuya Junny. :-)
Next stop: Chocolate Hills. According to our tour guide, the Americans who first came to Bohol named it so because they change to color brown when it's summer. But then again, other ancient stories were spoken of a giant who lived in the island who defecated drops, or hills of chocolate. :-)
Butterfly Farm. Not so impressive. I've seen a larger farm in Penang, Malaysia. Nonetheless, the butterflies are marvelous!
Loboc River Cruise.
The cruise comes with a lunch buffet and an on board singer!
Before the cruise is over, you will be serenaded by a group of villagers young and old alike. This I believe is the highlight of the whole experience. :-)
After the river cruise, we stopped by a house a century old- Bohol's former city mayor.
The inside of the ancestral house. The mayor's great granddaughter is still alive and lives in one of the rooms of the house.
Of course, my mom test drives the antique piano and checks if it still sounds good. It does!
Baclayon Church, the island's oldest church built by Spanish priests. It was a sight to see!
Standard Procedure inside the church: no short shorts! :-)
The church's bell tower.
On our way out of the church, our tour guide brought our attention to one particular outer pillar of the church which was said to hold a mystery of some sort. Look carefully below. Tell me what you see. No, tell whoever is beside you. :-)
Padre Pio, the Italian Saint. Can you see him? if you don't, then wait no longer and fly to Bohol Island and see it for yourself!
I hope you now understand why this place is my little paradise. See you on my next post!:-)
Again, sorry for the angle of some of the pictures. Can you teach me how to fix this?^^