Blissful BOHOL!


Blissful Bohol…

“Mother nature has the power to please, to comfort, to calm, and to nurture one’s soul.”~Anthony Douglas Williams~

There are many darn good reasons to desire going back to Cebu again after more than a dozen visits through the years. Besides, what they boasts like the pristine beaches is one thing I haven’t experienced yet even after my most recent visit. Though I’m hoping to get there soon. Probably at Camotes island, Bantayan or Malapascua island. Or check out Little Holland and Temple of Leah.

My son’s father decided to bring me and our son to spend a day in Cebu and another in Bohol. Who can ever resist that? We have been living in separate roofs for more than ten years however we make it a point to be together during our son’s activities in school and from time to time, we bring him out for fun and leisure too. So this 3 days and 2 nights is nothing extra-ordinary to the three of us. Well, just the same, we are all excited. Especially me since I have been wanting to see in my own eyes the magnificent Chocolate hills in Bohol And its for free! Yey! Thank you tatty! =)

Tagbilaran is definitely a locale one can’t get lost at, I often hear that you can roam around the whole town in a day. It isn’t that big. But it has a lot to offer.

Take a look!

Floating restaurant

day tour
Our itinerary..
loboc 6
Rio Verde..
eat all u can
Eat all you can!
loboc
Just after lunch..
loboc 5
4 meters deep.. It’s green due to the algae under..
loboc 3
So this is how cruising feels like! =)

On the side, there was a stop-over for taking pictures with some attractions. We had this giant crab carry us on its’ back . =)

loboc 2
A native took this pic. They were dancing when we came. We also gave him some bills as gratuity. =)

Man-made forest

mmf2
Father and son bonding!
mmf
My so liked it here, I think! =)
mmf5
Trees are like God to me!
mmf4
(–,)

Tarsiers  – the smallest primate in the world 

t3
According to my friends, the Tarsiers can be held before. Now, it’s prohibited.
t1
Just for the experience. =)
t2
I think we saw just three Tarsiers in this 30 minutes trekking.
Source: www.explorerphilippines.com
It can turn its’ head 180 degrees, since their eyes are too big. Such a cutie for me. And I don’t mind not touching them, they looked so fragile to me. I’m okay being just a spectator. Besides, day time is sleeping time for them. Photo source: http://www.explorephilippines.com

Strolled in Bohol

church
We will never miss visiting the churches..
i was here
And I always as in always admired the floors during the old time..
my god
Jesus Christ..
plaza
Look at how they improvised that typical wooden bench..=)
plaza 2
Joint forces!
plaza 3
My epic pose.. I was hoping the pavilion was captured from the roof top. =)
plaza 4
The care taker told us that the birds can feed in your hands, as long as you’ve got some rice for them..
plaza 6
Same pose! ahaha
plaza 5
Moi!
inn
The inn which accommodated has a blueberry cheesecake chilled in a mason jar! 

Chocolate Hills

Bear with me as I am writing a separate blog about the hills. I was too awed by it and this blog is too long already. (–,)

I will not forget what the skies are like in Bohol, how they densely gather along the panorama, how tall and majestic the trees are in that winding road from Loboc to Bilar, how the Tourist guide in the Tarsier Conservatory impeccably reckoned the “To dos and not to dos” prior to traversing the conservatory, how different nationalities huddled in one raft, how excited my husband to see the Tarsiers and wished to bring home one, how my son got obsessed with blueberry cheesecake (he had more than 5 servings I guess), how I lost my breath climbing the 200+ steps to have a better view of the chocolate hills. When it was all worth it! It is indeed the best part of this trip! Witnessing one of the greatest work of nature in the whole world. I thank God for the chance to capture such beauty!

And we are already looking forward to be exploring the other side of Bohol soon – Panglao… =)

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-An only daughter. A mother of an 18 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! Though, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow, blue as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food as well, along w/ broccoli, prawns and mushrooms. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. As I used to write even when I was a teenager, and I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost my father a year before and I guess in one way or another, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son and mother, as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is so negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for them, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

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