The third and last part of our stay in Bohol is our Country Side tour. We were fetched early (and on time) by our guide. I forgot his name coz he is so shy and seems not to know how to speak Tagalog that much. But he was really nice and very accommodating. A refreshing welcome compared to our tour guide when we went island hopping.
Ahh we had breakfast first but as my sister said, that breakfast was just sad.. Hehehhe.. Maybe the reason why I forgot to mention about it.. Here’s the “sad” breakfast.
Our first stop is the Blood Compact Site. I guess we were really early as we don’t get to see other people in the site. I get to take a good picture of the site.
I also made a discovery on this site. This is the same place where Sadaku stays when she visits Bohol. Her well is just on the slope below the site. See here.. 🙂
After visiting this site, we went to visit Baclayon church which also houses some of the oldest church relics in Bohol. Unfortunately, cameras are not allowed inside. Most of the pics are taken outside the church.
Now at one side of the church, you can light up candles and offer a prayer. I just don’t know how they decide what each colored candle would represent. 🙂
Our guide also pointed us into one of the pillars of the church where you will be able to see Padre Pio – the saint of Baclayon Church. But for you to see him, you should be pure of heart. At that time, I swear I cannot see the figure. Tells a lot about me I guess.. Teheheeh.. Now I can see him. Can you?
Our next stop is the ever so famous Chocolate Hills. Though we have already seen them during our first day of tour, this place would give you a better view of the clumps of hills.
Lots of flowers too on the way to the viewing deck. And when there are flowers, the butterflies visit.
We stayed at the viewing deck for a while then we proceeded to one of what I consider as the highlight of this trip. The Loboc river tour! Yay!!!
Our tour guide lead us to this row of booths where you are to get your ticket for the ride and the ticket to your buffet lunch.
Once our guide got us the tickets, off we go to the docked barge. Food was just okay. Nothing too fancy but at least its buffet and you can eat to your tummy’s content. On board entertainment was also provided. A band was playing upbeat oldies songs.
And then the barge moved.. the loboc river trip starts! Yippeeee!!! I tell you. The view is just sooo amazing. With the band at the background playing nice songs, I just can’t help but feel so blessed to have the opportunity to be in that place at that time.
In the middle of the tour, we also stopped for a while and these group of Boholanos from a specific baranggay gave us a cheery sample of our local dances.
In as much as I don’t want the tour to end, it did.. Awww.. Back to the docks.
After the tour, we then went on a road trip and we passed thru the Billar man made forest. It was a sight to behold! I said back then that the place could easily be a venue for a Twilight movie shoot. 😀
See? Even Winnie the Pooh agrees. 😀 Our next stop is the butterfly farm. Got to see lots of interesting species there. There’s the “gay” butterfly. As in seriously physically gay. 😀
The big moth with its powdery wings.
Partner butterflies. They are a couple.
The luckiest butterfly as the guide told us. I think its because it doesn’t work or lives a long life.
And the soon to be butterflies.
After a quick tour, we went to see the largest phyton there is in captivity. And of course I got my picture taken with it. Good thing it just had its snack. 😀
To end the day, we went to the hanging bridge! Wala lang. Just for fun. 😀
And that was the last day of our Bohol trip. And what a day to end it. Our guide was quite attentive and the places visited were splendid. On our way home, we packed up on “pasalubongs” and once we reached Bohol Bee farm, we just had dinner, packed our bags and relaxed in our room.
The morning after, on the day of our flight back to manila, we were treated by a wonderful breakfast. A set of bikers breakfast composed of ham, waffles and egg plus a serving of their mango banana shake. Yum!!!!
And so with this yummy breakfast, we went our way back to Manila.
Hope to go back again soon!!! 😀