Saturday, October 22, 2016

Rediscovering Bohol

I just rediscovered my home province Bohol through the eyes of two first- time visitors from the United States. Indeed, we are so blessed with our beautiful island paradise that has so much to offer.


Thanks Maria Esmee and her American husband Danny for pointing them out for me.

Playing tour guide, photographer, driver and interpreter all rolled into one was a role that I played to the hilt for you see, Esmee was no ordinary guest. She was a good friend from way way back when we were medical representatives based in Dumaguete City.

Imagine that the last time we saw each other was back in 1996 or a good 20 years!

Here are some of the highlights of our one- day tour in Bohol.

Our first stop was at the old Baclayon Church in Baclayon some nine kilometers from Tagbilaran City



Next stop was at the enchanting Bilar Man-Made Forest in Bilar



 Bilar Man- Made Forest in central Bohol







From Bilar, we were off to see the iconic Chocolate Hills in Carmen. 










Then a pit stop at the Tarsier Sanctuary right inside Bilar man- Made Forest



Then a blast from the past as we stepped inside the ancestral house of a famous and prominent Boholano clan







Then a must- have photo at the Bool Blood Compact Site


Finally, lunch at Amorita Resort overlooking the spectacular Alona Beach in Panglao, Bohol.






I must confess that I got a little melancholic as bid adieu to my friends Esmee and Danny but I take comfort in the realization that hey after 20 long years, the friendship is still there!



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