Friday, November 20, 2015

Bohol Getaway

Hi there! Wow! It's been a while since my last trip!
Welcome back to me! Hello there readers! I apologize for I am such a lazy blogger.
Honestly, I became so busy these past few months.
The last time I traveled by an airplane was when I went to Boracay with my travel sister/buddy Ate Cindy. After that, my schedules became so hectic (Feeling artista).

This trip was a good time for me to relax and reward myself from all the achievements and blessings I received this year.

Our flight was as early as 6AM so we need to be at the airport at least 1 hour before the flight. I set my alarm clock the night before so that I can wake up at 4AM. Guess what? I turned it off and slept again. Thankfully, ate Cindy, who was already at the airport with Mai that time, called me around quarter to 5AM so there! I got panic! When I panic, everything is chaotic! Uhm, okay, to  cut the story short, we (Me and Mike) were still able to check-in. Thanks to Ate Cyn and Mai!

So  here are the things we did for the first day of our trip:

ARRIVAL: Welcome to Tagbilaran Airport!
From the left: Ate Cindy, Mai, Mike)

FIRST STOP: Tarsier's sanctuary
The tarsier is considered as the world's smallest primate.
An endangered species, the tarsier is a tree-climbing and insect-eating primate with large eyes.

Observe silence when you're there because they are very sensitive animals.

Can you see them? Luckily, they were wide awake that time. Just a reminder, tourists are not allowed to hold them.

Oh what a big Tarsier that is!

These are some of the things you can buy there as souvenirs.

Reunited with my original travel sisters! 
Reunited with my brothers (From the left: Me, Kuya Jack and Kuya Niel)! Haha! Peace to my KUYAs. Haha!
Before witnessing the awesome view of the Chocolate Hills, we needed to walk up on these stairs first. Oh I didn't count the number of steps since we were too busy taking pictures, haha!
This was not the first time for me to see this but I will always be amazed to see this scenic view. God, You are indeed our Great Creator. You are our an Awesome God!

SECOND STOP: Butterfly Garden

The Bohol Butterfly Conservation Center or the Butterfly Garden is home to hundreds of butterfly species. You can see the different stages of the butterfly's development as well as specimens of live and preserved butterflies and moths.

Oh what a big butterfly that is!

NEXT STOP: Man-made Forest
Thousands of mahogany trees planted by locals are found in Bilar's Man-Made Forest.
You can relax and feel the breeze or take pictures among the towering trees.

FOURTH STOP: Blood Compact Shrine
The Blood Compact Shrine commemorates the first treaty of friendship between the white and brown races. Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and local chieftain Rajah Sikatuna sealed the treaty by drinking wine mixed with blood, thus it was called the "Blood Compact" or "Sandugo."

This was the last photo taken before my camera went off due to low battery.
Lesson learned: Make sure your camera is fully charged before your trip.

You can also opt to visit the largest Python in Captivity. However, Prony, python's name, already died but they preserve its body so you can still take a photo of it. They now have Prony II there as a replacement. :D

After this, we went to Loboc River. We enjoyed an idyllic cruise aboard a floating restaurant along the River River. We were enthralled by the captivating view of tropical palms and trees while being treated to a  sumptuous lunch and relaxing music. We used Ate Cindy's camera that time so I will TRY to make a separated post about that *crossed fingers*.

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