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 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…

A Close Encounter: The Philippine Tarsier, Bohol

A Close Encounter: The Philippine Tarsier, Bohol

I was inspired to share my close encounter with this special creature after reading a post about wandering monkeys. This special creature is the Philippine tarsier. 🙂 My not-so-recent latest trip to Bohol was back in 2010, which is what I normally would call a vacation within a vacation. For most Filipinos, Bohol is synonymous to the Chocolate Hills and the Tarsier. We were taught about this in our grade school days. Thank goodness I was mentally awake at that time! Although it was my 2nd time to be there,…

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…