Tag: bohol

Hidden Oasis in Panglao Island, Bohol

Often times, when we speak of “paradise,” we would think of a beach in Maldives, or maybe even Bora Bora. The Virgin Island of Panglao is something we should all be proud to call our own little paradise. Locals call this uninhabited island as the “Hidden Oasis,” popularly characterized by its crescent shaped sandbar and its luscious palm trees sitting on white sand that envelopes it. Read more →

Panglao Island, Bohol: Peaceful Alona Beach

In the early 1980’s, the peaceful Alona Beach in Panglao Island, Bohol, was originally known as the “Tawala Seaside” until a famous Philippine film star of that decade named Alona Allegre, came to the beach and made a film there as a mermaid who fell in love with a mortal. So, during the filming of the movie, local men would shout “Alona!” because they wanted to see here. Thus, the name of the beach. Read more →

Local Legends of The Chocolate Hills

On our way to the popular tourist destination site of Bohol, Philippines, I was having an awkward conversation with our driver. Although he’s not our tour guide, he still tried to answer my queries. Obviously, I could not hold my thoughts together: I was really curious of how these hills came about and why was it named “Chocolate Hills?” I even joked about it by asking a ridiculous question if these legendary hills were edible. Good thing the driver could not understand Hiligaynon – else, I’d be such a lousy joker. πŸ™‚ Read more →

Bohol Afternoon: The Joy of Packaged Tours

The minute you set foot on Bohol land, you will be the center of attention among the locals, marketing to you their good packaged tours for an affordable budget. They are like swarms of excited people, waving their hands at you, maintaining eye contact, and of course, pointing at their vans awaiting for you to nod your head for a sign of approval. They sure are interesting. Read more →

Loboc River Lunch Cruise

When we think of having lunch, we usually see ourselves sitting in a nice restaurant with friendly waiters to cater to our needs – well, that’s the one I have my mindset on anyway. Being in Bohol is everything out of the ordinary! And a good lunch at Loboc River will surely give you that new dining experience – cruising the waters, of course. Read more →

Ironic Two-Hour Fast Ferry to Bohol

It was my first time to ride a ferry boat going to somewhere I haven’t laid my eyes on. So there we were at the seaport waiting in line to purchase our tickets, I was very excited and very eager to ride the boat… When I first heard of “Fast Ferry,” I immediately said to myself “Hey. This is great! This will actually take us a few minutes to get there.” Then, when I got hold of our pass, it spelled 2 long hours! πŸ™ Yeah, I accepted the fact that it will be, obviously, a long ride to Bohol. Read more →

Cebu to Bohol 4D/3N Itinerary Fail

I was searching for 2009-2010 files from my so-called “travels” and so I browsed through the folders with names like SUMMER_10, OCTOBORA, and worse, GKDST. Luckily, I was able to find some useable images for this blog. I honestly don’t know how to start a “travel blog” entry but I guess this is worth a shot. With that awkward introduction, please forgive me for my “trying-hard” writings – I’m sure it will improve in the long run. Read more →

Have a Taste of Freshly Caught Sea Urchins

The spikes of these creatures are really deceiving. Not to mention some of which are quite poisonous when it comes in contact with your skin – sea urchin injury is another story, though. Who knew they can be such an expensive delicacy in countries like Japan (uni) and Italy (ricci di mare)? A few years ago I absolutely thought these creatures were just another addition to marine life monsters that I’ll be fearing of. I guess not anymore. Read more →

Hang on a Bridge with Caution

The Hanging Bridge in BoholΒ is not really made to become one of the popular tourist destinations – it simply became an attraction because of the “danger” that you will be expecting from it. It’s main role is to connect the two lands beside the Loboc River. The thing is, this bridge is made of interwoven bamboos and there are evidences that some parts are already “old” and well, risky. Read more →