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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bohol - Cebu Trip. Day Two: Part 2

PART TWO.. Ano ba yan, umabot na tayo sa part two. Hehe. umpisahan na natin sa ‘Blood Compact, between Sikatuna and Legaspi March 1565.’ Nakalagay yan dun sa picture namin. :)
Nice view right??. Sa totoo lang, para makapag-papicture kami diyan sa istatwa. Pumila pa kami no. HAHA. Dami kasi turista that time, kaya pila pila kami. :)
Baclayon Church. Para sa konting history mula sa Bohol-Philippines na website.
The Church of Immaculada Concepcion in Baclayon is considered to be one of the oldest in the Philippines. Construction began in 1717 where some 200 native forced laborers (obras pias) cut and dragged coral blocks from the sea, using only bamboos in moving and lifting the stones in position. Millions of white eggs were said to have been used as cement. The current building was completed in 1727. In the 19th century, the Augustinian Recollects added a new facade- pictured here- and a number of stone buildings that now surround the church. Old broken glasses no longer can be replaced. The colored panes locally available now are different- pattern is limited only to the basic quatrefoil “florentine” patterns and color choices are only 3: amber, green and blue. The original ones which date back to 16th century are thicker and deeper in color. the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Baclayon is one of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines and is located in Bohol, in the Visayas region. The construction was started by the Jesuits in 1596. As is happening in most grand historical structures in the country, the church is in partial disrepair. *For more info, Click here.

Done with the church. . Next to the ahassssss… sssssssss
Woahhh. Napakalaki ng ahas na ito. Natatakot nga ako lumapit, but my ate insist sayang naman ang pagpunta namin. Well ayon, kineri naman kahit papaano but nakakatakot talaga, kalaki kaya at medyo mabaho pa siya. Madami din kami nakitang ostrich, iba’t ibang uri ng cats. . Diyan na din kami namili ng pasalubong, like Peanut Kisses, Peanut Cookies, at konti key chain daw para sa mga co-workers ni mama. Naalala ko lang, may nag-approach sakin dun. Tiananong kung saan ko daw binili yung top ko. Sabi ko sa SM. Sa Manila ko binili yan, wala nga palang SM sa Bohol, ayon sa aming tour guide. Tapos sabi pa nung babae, pinapatanong daw yung ng kasama nila na American, nagustuhan daw kasi yung damit ko. Hehe. Natutuwa naman ako nun. :) Let’s go to Loboc River, The Floating Restaurant in Bohol….
Magaling din ang singer na ito. Bossa ang genre ng voice niya. Sarap pakinggan at ang gaganda pa ng mga kinanta niya. Kakainlove kaya!
We were riding the Boat No. 20. Nag-stop yung boat namin sa mga sumasayaw na iyan (Photo below). They’re cute and talented. Ang galing nila sumayaw at kumanta.
Mini Falls. So cute. Ang sarap sa pakiramdam ng malamig na simoy ng hangin, tapos nakikinig ka sa lagaslas ng tubig mula sa maliit na talon na tumutuloy sa ilog. Syempre, samahan mo na ng magandang boses ng manganganta sa bangka na iyong sinasakyan, ang tunog ng mga ibon. . At syempre ang sigaw ng mga tao na sumasakay sa Zip Line. haha. Natanaw namin sila. Napagamit tuloy ako ng konting lalim na mga Tagalog words. :)
Sobra naman kami nag-enjoy sa Loboc River na ito. May picture nga pala kami 150 ang isa, e dalawa yung pictures namin kaya 300 na din. Tapos nag-tip din ata sila sa manganganta. hehe.Sa susunod na pagpunta ko dito, dapat mga friends ko naman ang mga ka-join ko.
That’s it. The ending of Day Two : Part 2. Meron pang huling part na hindi ko nai-share ang Chocolate Hills experience. madami ako isha-ishare dun. haha. Nakakatuwa lang. So. pag nagpunta kayo Bohol, try nyo puntahan ang sikat na Loboc River, Floating Restaurant. Wanna know something about the river? Click here.

The Loboc River is now one of the major destinations of tourists, local and foreigners alike. Located in the Municipality of Loboc, a mere 24 kilometers away from Tagbilaran City, the winding river plays host to cruisers on board small bancas or floating restaurants. Visitors are treated to a vista of lush tropical vegetation such as nipa palms, coconut trees, banana groves, and bushes. A cruise along the river starts either from the Loay Bridge (a neighboring town) or at the town’s Poblacion. The Loay Bridge is 20 kilometers from Tagbilaran City while the Poblacion is about 25 kilometers away. Small motorized bancas can be availed of for a minimal fee yet for those who want to eat while cruising, floating restaurants are available offering Filipino cuisine buffet that costs P400 per head or more and local delicacies. With the tourism fever, the floating restaurants were envisioned providing tourists with a 1st class dining experience on board floating restaurants. The floating vessels are made up of a covered platform on top of two large outrigger boats which are joined together. The boats can accommodate up to 50 people. Most of the floating restaurants treat their guests with Boholano songs played by in-boat bands during the cruise. The trip winds up the river and ends at the Busay Falls which is only one and a half meter at most. Here, the guests are treated to rondalla music by a local rondalla group housed under a floating cottage. Local folks usually take a dip in the waters and enjoy bathing under the falls. Guests who have brought with them extra clothes are welcome to swim and bathe and experience the heady feeling of a refreshing swim in the river’s unpolluted waters. Going to and from the Busay falls, visitors are treated to a spectacle of children diving from a large coconut tree that is leaning out towards the river. One will feel a bit tense seeing the children climbing up the tree and then plunging towards the deep waters. From the looks of it, the part of the tree where the children usually dive from is more than 10 feet from the river. Along the way, one can see children swimming and people passing by in small bancas or canoes. Upstream, and located on the eastern bank of the river, the Nuts Huts Resort is seen. This resort is a favorite hang-out for bikers and hikers who prefer the peaceful and scenic surroundings of the river bank rather than the majestic allure of the sea. Another area worth visiting is where wild chickens, turtles, and pythons are kept in captivity. On this trips, visitors are given the time to marvel at the surrounding landscape. After a while, the return trip starts. Since the trip is going downstream, it takes a shorter time for the boats to arrive at the starting point.
-ivyg. -part three, up next. c: