The Year That Was: 2016 in Love and Love of Travel

The Year That Was: 2016 in Love and Love of Travel

It has been a few weeks since 2017 kicked in and I still haven’t truly grasped the series that unfolded last year. The year that was 2016. 2016 started with the idea that after I see parts of my country (the Philippines) in the first few months and have touched base with Southeast Asia in the 2nd quarter, I will be heading off somewhere far by autumn to study and culturally immerse for an extend period of time… perhaps, for the next 2 years. After spending the first month of…

A Taste of the Chocolate Hills, Bohol

A Taste of the Chocolate Hills, Bohol

One of the few things that I remember about Bohol in my grade school’s Philippine geography subject is the Chocolate Hills. This is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Bohol apart from the Philippine Tarsier. From my reading, there are more than 1260 hills scattered across a total land area of approximately 50 square kilometers. It was the summer of 2010 when we last visited them, and although it was my second time to be there, I still felt the excitement. You’re probably wondering, why are they called the…

A Lovely and Yummy Experience, Bohol Bee Farm

A Lovely and Yummy Experience, Bohol Bee Farm

You’d have to excuse me in some of the photos. Every time I am with my family, the “views” or the “background” photos usually consist of our faces. Not sure if it’s a family thing or if it’s a Filipino thing. Maybe both. 🙂 Okay, on with my thoughts… I’ve never considered myself as a foodie. Why? Because I always find something good with almost every food I eat. I eat almost everything and it’s hard for me to be critical if I always get a happy tummy. The only…

A Short, "Long River Cruise," Loboc, Bohol

A Short, "Long River Cruise," Loboc, Bohol

Food trips are always included in my itinerary, wherever I may be. When we went to Bohol in the summer of 2010, apart from visiting the infamous Tarsier and the Chocolate Hills (post – coming soon!), we decided to do one of Bohol’s classic tourist activity: the Long River Cruise, which is a cruise along the Loboc River. Along with other tourists (around 30+ of them), we boarded a “floating restaurant” which is actually made out of a platform supported by two boats. The tourists are set to enjoy a…

Life’s A Beach: Panglao, Bohol

Life’s A Beach: Panglao, Bohol

It has been 6 months since my last beachin’ away and after reading my friend’s post about Bohol, it made me miss it more! I’ll keep it short and sweet. The year was 2010, end of March when I last visited Panglao with my family. That was my so-called vacation from a vacation. It was my second time being there, and I still love it to bits and pieces. Bohol is located in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines.  It is one of those places of serenity where you…