"The deserts have become pasture land, the hills are clothed with gladness, the meadows covered with flocks, the valleys decked with grain - they shout and sing for joy."
Before I visit one place, I research on it, ask around and then finally draft my itinerary. I'm not the kind of person who would rely on tour guides, I prefer to walk around with the locals.
Bohol is one of the places that our Creator worked overtime, giving it perfection in every way.
|Monkeys and Lemurs. |
Aside from the tarsiers, the monkeys and the lemurs are also Bohol's resident animals. The tarsiers, monkeys and lemurs used to freely stroll around Bohol's forests. But over time, they have become a rarity.
|Baclayon church is a manifestation of the Spanish past of our country. The church took 10 years to be completed out of corals and egg whites. The exterior of the church looks plain but the interior showcases the extravagance style of Friars.|
|Just one of my obsessions. The church's window and candle stand.|
|Blood Compact Site. |
The spot where Datu Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi entered a pact of friendship.
|Francisco Dagohoy. |
One of the monuments by the great Boholano hero.
|A local favorite in Bohol. The cheap satisfying chicken inasal will make you want to be in Bohol everyday. Even after I went home, I would imagine the aroma while entering the restaurant and the taste of the inasal that haunts me until now.|
|Amarela Resort. |
The yellow boutique resort along Panglao.
|We were treated grandiosely in this homey resort.|
|This resort shows off Bohol's local art and culture. The owners choose to showcase their own collection from Bohol of course. Even the food they serve manifests their loyalty to Bohol.|
There are two side of panglao in this picture. Left side a shot from the beach and the right side is a shot from the water. Whatever side it is, Panglao is one of the beaches that Philippines can boast about.
Bohol has a lot to offer thier visitors. May it be man-made or natural, Boholanos has made it clear that they are proud of what they have. They will continue to nurture and protect their hometown just like what their ancestors Datu Sikatuna and Francisco Dagohoy.