Since the 3rd quarter of 2015, I’ve been planning to travel every month in 2016. So to start off, my first travel destinations this year are the beautiful islands of Cebu and Bohol in the Visayas region of the Philippines.
Together with my college friends we spent 5 Days touring Cebu and Bohol. As a first timer, I ensure this trip will be full of new experiences. So here are highlights of our recent travel.
Be served with these nice Cebuanos with their grilled sea foods and barbecues at LARSIAN, Cebu.
First time to attend a Cebuano Mass in the mother and head of all church in the Philippines, the famous the Basilica Del Sto Nino
Also witness the devotion and Faith of the Cebuanos during mass
Offered my prayer to the Sto Nino.
Visited the Historical Magellan’s Cross. The Christian’s Cross Planted by Ferdinand Magellan which symbolizes that Christianity has arrived in the Philippines.
Met a good friend and lunched at Casa Verde, A must visit restaurant in Cebu famous for their Baby Back Ribs and steaks.
Dive with the Butanding ( Whale Shark) in Oslob, Cebu.
Rode a Habal Habal and trek a steep road going to the beautiful Tumalog Falls, in Oslob Cebu
Visited the mystical Hinagdanan Cave
Another historical site, The Blood Compact Shrine ( Sandugo) of Rajah Sikatuna and the Explorer Miguel Lopez De Legaspi
Went to another famous and one of the oldest church in Bohol, The Baclayon Church. But due to the recent earthquake, the church was deeply damage and currently under renovation.
Went to the Man Made Mahogany Forest. A 2 Km stretched forest and the trees were planted 50 years Ago.
Though, I wasn’t able to capture a great shot due to the bad weather when we went to this place, I will still include this as one of the highlights of my trip because if you’re in Bohol, this is the place you shouldn’t miss, the Chocolate Hills. A geological formation of more than a thousand Hills stretching around 50 sq km area.
Say Hi, to one of the endangered wide eyed yet very tiny animal and can only be found in Bohol, the Tarsier.
Stuffed ourselves with a buffet lunch while cruising the Loboc River and being entertained by the locals. Must try!
Early morning Dolphin Viewing and Snorkeling
Bucket list checked: First time to see a sandbar at the Virgin Islands!
Oh what a beautiful landscape.
5 Days is surely not enough to visit all the tourist destinations in both island so definitely I’ll comeback again.
Check out the links below for the detailed Itinerary of this trip. Thanks
***Feel free to post your comments and inquiries below as I’m happy to help!
***credits to james and gelo for some shots. 🙂