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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bohol Diving Sites

There are a number of Bohol Diving spots that offer excellent diving. Balicasag, long known for its exotic seashells, (the natives net-fish the deeper waters for rare specimens), and its cascading coral walls is considered one of the best dive spots in the country.

alona beachThe waters off Pamilacan Island teem with schools of tuna, snappers, groupers, mackerel and surgeonfish. Dolphins and pilot whales can also be viewed from the distance.

More @ Bohol-Philippines

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bohol Trekking

Bohol has great trekking opportunities. The island is ideal for cross-country treks without ascending high mountains. Bohols highest point is just one kilometer above sea level.

Bohol trekking offers rolling hills, patches of forest interspersed with small villages and pastoral farmlands. Towns are interconnected with cross-country routes. The islands interior is trouble free and the easy terrain makes it a safe place to explore.

Exploring the forest around Corella may offer sights of the rare tarsier. This nocturnal animal is a very shy and delicate primate. A visit to the breeding center at Barrio Cancatac near Corella will be an interesting trip for animal lovers.

More @ bohol-philippines.com

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bohol.. my beloved!

The best part of this vacation was the beach! I loved the islands that we went to. With white sands and smiling corrals with star fish and others...

We've also seen the Tarsier (world's smallest monkey?! Correct me... I have no idea). Regardless what it is, it is tarsier! They are cute though I was a bit concern that they are not getting enough sleep they deserve because of the many visitors that they have at day considering that they are night creatures and need to sleep at day! Maybe local government can implement some rules on this?!

More @ Bohol Adventure

Monday, July 14, 2008

Bohol: small monkeys, big hills and dodgy bikes

I arrived in Malapascua almost two weeks ago and was dismayed to find out that the reason for my arrival had ceased to exist. The Floating Bar had been destroyed by my good buddy Frank the Typhoon! (see previous blog entry) Ok, it wasn't destroyed, but it was damaged and not to be used until high season, which is in December. Shoulders stooped and heavy dive bag being dragged behind me (in thick beach sand), I continued my search for accommodation on Malapascua Island, just north of the Philippines top tourist destination - Cebu. I was a little down at this point - I had heard from mates in London that the bar was a MUST-DO on any Philippines backpacker trip. The misery!

I made my way by ferry to Bohol next, and I met a fellow South African in Panglao Island at yes, you guessed it, a dive resort. I won't bore with any of those dive details, other than to say a moral eel nibbled on my finger when I held onto some reef (very bad dive ettiquete) on one dive. I dont know what it was doing, but it was a very funny experience. The diving in general was very good there.

More @ Dave's ridiculous (half) world tour

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Panglao island, Bohol "Little Paradise of Pure Hearts"

It is summertime! The skies gets clearer! The breeze hovers faster! The sun shines longer and time for mountain climbing or hill climbing for that matter! Wowieeee! And during these lovely months, what better place to be than in BOHOL! It is where you can find TARSIERS- considered to be the smallest monkeys in the world! How - about - that!

But did you know that Tarsiers aren't monkeys at all. Actually, they belong to a different specie which is: Tarsius syrichta. Its classification is quite obscure and are often considered by taxonomits(researchers on the study of the general laws and principles of classification) to be "...of distinct suborder among the primates." Others classify these Philippine tarsiers along the line with the lemurs, lorises and bushbabies as prosimians. Oh, Whatever!

More @ Lovely Lolor

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Of Sunburns, Snorkeling and Finding Nemo

Unbelievable. They look straight at you, doe-eyed and incredibly cute, you can’t help but stare back as intently, as adorably. Clown fishes.

Clown fishes by their writhing anemone. They have to be the most adorable sea creatures ever. And very brave, too, they don’t dart away at the site of mere humans. I couldn’t believe I met them, just then. And there. At a beach whose coral reef was previously unheard of (at least by me). Punta Cruz Beach in Maribojoc, Bohol isn’t exactly the best beach in Bohol. There’s barely any sand, the seashore’s rocky with the kind that maims, and it’s dotted with sea urchins, huge sea urchins. The place is flocked with locals and tourists alike because of the centuries-old triangle-planned stone watchtower, Punta Cruz. And it’s not as crowded as the ones in Panglao. It still has the rustic feel about it.

More @ Liza's Hut

Friday, July 11, 2008

Bohol Bee Farm By Sweet Lemon

My visit to Bohol Bee Farm was indeed rewarding because of the picturesque scenery that they have and the sumptious, delictable, healthy food that they serve.

The motor ride took us about 30 minutes from our place in Alumbong, Panglao to Dao, Dauis. The trickling heat of summer almost burnt us like barbecues. I thought the ride will not be that long, but I think I miscalculated again ( I usually do) the distance.

More @ The Sweet Lemon's Life

An Extra Day in Bohol

T.S. Frank wanted us all to stay in Bohol and so we did. Yesterday, T.S. Frank arrived in the vicinity of Central and Western Visayas. All trips coming in and out of Bohol were cancelled. There was no leaving the island of the tarsiers. In fact, during the Bohol tour the day earlier, the weather was already uncooperative. We did manage to enjoy the tour though despite the bad weather. We went to the Blood Compact monument, visited the tarsiers near Loboc, climbed 214 steps to see the chocolate hills frosted in early morning fog, went on a river cruise in Loboc River over a floating restaurant, entertained by youngsters singing on a floating raft at the very end of the river and visited the Baclayon Church, the second oldest church in the Philippines. From there we went to a souvenir shop to buy "pasalubong".

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