Bohol Escapade Series: Bohol Python and Wildlife Park

Ophidiophobia: The Fear of Snakes I don’t like snakes. In fact I am terrified whenever I see one, even on TV. But having been to many zoos, I gradually overcome that fear. The last time I had a close encounter with snakes was during our Bohol Escapade. Part of the itinerary of our countryside tour […]

Bohol Escapade Series: The Chocolate Hills

Wow! This word summed up the excitement I felt when I finally got to visit one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines, the Chocolate Hills. The Chocolate Hills is located in the island of Bohol, in the Visayas Region of the Philippines. It is famous for its geological formation. There are more than […]

Bohol Escapade Series: Bilar Man-made Mahogany Forest

As we traversed the zigzag road on our way to the world-renowned Chocolate Hills in Carmen, I cannot help but be amazed at the variety of trees, giant ferns, and the lush mahogany forest welcoming us along the way. With windows rolled down, the touch of the cool breeze emanating from the heart of the forest […]

Bohol Escapade Series: Simply Butterflies Conservation Center

Imagine walking through a beautifully landscaped lush garden with butterflies of different colours flying all around you. This is a dream come true for me at The Simply Butterflies Conservation Center located in Bilar, Bohol. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t exaggerating. Truth be told, this is my first time visiting a real butterfly garden, […]

Bohol Escapade Series: Close Encounter with the Philippine Tarsier

Meeting the Philippine tarsier (Tarsius syrichta), one of the smallest primates, is a must when visiting the island of Bohol. Why?  First, Philippine tarsiers are considered endangered animals. Second, they are endemic in the southern Philippines islands of Bohol, Samar, Leyte, and in Mindanao. Third, they have the largest eye-to-body ratio of all mammals that […]

Bohol Escapade Series: Loboc River Cruise

A Bohol escapade would not be complete without the famous Loboc River Cruise. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the island of Bohol. How did we get here? Loboc is about 30 minutes ride from the city of Tagbilaran. Loboc River Cruise is included in our package tour so it was […]

Bohol Escapade Series:The Blood Compact Site and The Baclayon Church

Welcome to Bohol! Bohol is the tenth largest island in the Philippines and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country.  It is located in the Central Visayas region and is most famous for its well- known unusually shaped Chocolate Hills and the cute bug eyed Philippine Tarsier, one of the smallest […]