I had the chance to check out Bohol after an unexpected invite from my cousin had me booking a rush trip to Bohol last Friday for a family trip leaving on a Saturday morning. I had to muster every once of waking power
I had to pry myself out of bed to make the 8:30AM trip considering that the night before I was partying with the rest of the Y101 crew at Formo for Bootleg Gold Live 4 which was a phenomenal success (as always). First order of business after my arrival was a quick lunch at a local restaurant offering native dishes in which their soup helped in washing down the hangover! Next was a 2 hour drive to see the huge python named Pruny then an hour drive to Carmen passing by the man made forest located between the towns of Loboc and Bilar that seemed like driving through a dense jungle to reach the heart of the province where on one particular hilltop provided a 360 degree view of the famed Chocolate Hills which were as majestic as how I read about them when I was in Elementary. Not to sound so outdated but I have been to other parts outside of the country but never had the time to explore the local sights. Now, my aim is to visit a place outside Cebu atleast once every two months. After Carmen we then headed off to Sagbayan Peak to watch the sunset on top of a mountain top before heading to Duero where we were to spend the night. Day two was lunch at Loboc on the river cruise, though there was a ashort delay in having our lunch thanks to the hordes of Koreans who had reserved almost all the boats we had our lunch at 2PM enjoying the sumptous buffet while taking in the sights and a short song and dance presentation by a group of kids and elderly folks. Next stop was a roadside zoo which we expected to see a tarsier but only saw a pair of ostrich, snakes, flying lemurs, and some wild cats. Seeing the tarsiers would have entailed a much father trip into the province to see them at their natural habitat being an endangered specie already. The best thing that was a plus in our trip jetting from one town to the other was the well paved road that shortened the trip as well as made it more bearable. I'd have to say that Bohol is one of the places I would like to call my second home.
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