I went to Bohol for a weekend getaway!
What better way to relax than to hop unto the nearest beautiful island of Bohol. I did not have to sleep on a Friday after some board meeting - a colleague called our regular meeting at coffee bean IT park as our board room :)) Well, it was an early morning trip and we agreed to meet at pier 1. After work at around 2 AM, I went home and there I just packed and was set to go. Jomes was waiting for me at Jollibee A.S. Fortuna. I was waiting for a tricycle but nothing came and good thing a taxi came and I fetched Jomes at Jollibee then we headed our way to the pier. We were waiting for another vacation, Kaneko - a Japanese student/businessman in Cebu. We rode the ferry for an hour and our first destination after arriving was the Sagbayan peak where we would see the magnificent chocolate hills. The weather was not that great as it was drizzling. We were tired and hungry actually so we bought bread along the way. Oh we hired a private car for 2300 pesos for the whole day tour and that's with a driver already, so it was pretty much convenient. After the Sagbayan peak, we headed to the actual chocolate hill and it was a better view, but the steps were tiring :D We had our breakfast there and it was good eating pasta bolognese and bam-e paired with beer. After that, we were heading to the man-made forest. The place was cool so much that you would a jacket and it was drizzling :) After taking some pictures, we went to the mountains for the zipline and the cable car ride. It's my first time to ride a real zipline and it was fun and exciting. I thought I was going to be scared to death but was surprised that I liked the heights. There's freedom and it's amazing. The cable car ride was actually not that scary as well and compared to the zipline, I'd try the later again. Hehehehehe. Anyway, after the rides, we headed to loboc river for our lunch river cruise. The food was nice and there was music serenading the cruisers. The view is beautiful, and there were some stops where kids perform the traditional visayan folk dances. It was fun and really entertaining. I had visited Bohol before but some of the attractions were not there yet and some, I did willfully not try. This time around, the experience was nice. After our lunch, our driver took us to Baclayon church. It's one of the oldest, historic church in Bohol. It's a 400 year old structure, you see! After that, we headed to Alone beach resorts. It took us well another hour ride. The sun was still at its peak so it was really hot. We arrived at the beach resorts area and almost all of the accommodations were filled. Good thing we found one near the beach like a few walking distance and the price was reasonable. The room was prepared for us and we settled there after. It was a tiring day tour and so all we could do was just sleep the whole afternoon. We woke up around 7PM and it was dinner time. We walked out of the hotel and looked for a nice place to pigout. We found one near the beach front and it was kind of cool. The food was ofcourse expensive but I was able to haggle a bit :) We had beer on the side and drank out of it while waiting for our food. After some few minutes, we had our food ready and everything was really fresh and tasty. We were full and satisfied. After that, we walked by the beach side and looked for a place to drink. Redhorse was the staple for the rest of the night. There was some booze, some singing and some swimming by the beach. It was a fun night to relish. We went back to our place drunk....
Getting up around 9AM, and had our breakfast. Checkout was 12 noon by the way. So after some few morning rituals, we decided to take our leave and off we went to Tagbiliran port to head back to the beautiful, fun, exciting and crazy paradise island of Cebu.
We love you Bohol !!!!