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Bohol Escapade: Part 1

Sunday, December 14, 2014 Charmie Gi 2 Comments Category : , , , , , ,

"We live in a world full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open."

Life begins when you step out of your comfort zone. Sometimes, you need to go out, take a deep breath and start a one of a kind adventure. An adventure that will make you see the world. An adventure that will make you feel that you are alive and not simply an individual that exists. An adventure that will remind you of who you truly are and what you are living for.

December is a good time to splurge on things that will make you feel great. Shopping, food, travel and many more. You better treat yourself to something good this time, I'm sure you deserve it. In my case, my friends and I decided to visit our neighboring province not for the mere sightseeing but to try all sorts of adventure Bohol has to offer. It was more than what I expected. We've gone from epic fails to thrills and chills but it was all worth it. There are times when life gives you some misadventures, it's either you miss them or cherish them, it's really up to you on how you deal with them. Always look at the brighter side of life and see how you can turn them to your sweet misadventures.

I'm making up to you guys for being MIA. This travel diary is quite a long one so I'm dividing it into two parts. I hope you will enjoy the pictures. :) Here we go...

Welcome!
We traversed the seas dividing Cebu and Bohol via Weesam Express. We departed from Cebu at 6:05 A.M. and arrived at the Port of Tagbilaran at around 8 A.M. After having a quick breakfast, we immediately moved on to our first destination.

1. GRAHAM - ATV / BUG CAR GUIDED TOUR
Graham is located in Buenos Aires, Carmen, Bohol. The travel time from Tagbilaran to Carmen is about an hour and a half.

We rented an ATV and chose Package A priced at PHP 450.00, inclusive of the safety gears.
After signing the waiver, we're ready to go!

When the road of life gets bumpy, just lean back and hit the throttle.
A pose with the lonesome hill.
3 Sister's Hill on the background. 3 sisters by heart on the foreground. :)

Your rider of the day! HAHA.
It was my first time to try the ATV. At first it's difficult to maneuver and it's quite heavy but once you get the drill, the ride gets exciting.

2. CHOCOLATE HILLS ADVENTURE PARK
It's too mainstream to visit Chocolate Hills and besides we've been there before so instead of going there, we went to Chocolate Hills Adventure Park aka CHAP. It's very near to Graham, it's about a three-minute ride and you can still see the hills from afar.

You have to pay the entrace fee (PHP 60.00) at the ticket office. It's inclusive of the serpentarium, the hanging bridge and the viewing deck. You have to pay separately for the rides at the reception area.

The man behind them is our ever kind driver, Kuya Doly, who is camera shy. teehee. 
The Reception Area. This is where you'll pay for the activities. We had The Rush / Bike Zip @ PHP 400.00, two-way.


The Serpentarium.
Island in the Sky / The Hanging Bridge.

The Viewing Deck.
What's cute about CHAP is that they have these witty friendly reminders posted in some areas of the park.
On our way to the orientation and blood pressure checking.
Chicken! HAHAA.
The ride was not as scary as my first thoughts but it was surely tiring to pedal your way to the end. Phew.
The face of a girl who just experienced The Rush! hahaa. I LOVE CHAP!
My experience at CHAP was really exhilarating. Good thing they have friendly and funny staff who will really assure you of your safety!

3. MANMADE FOREST
We drop by their manmade forest on our way to have lunch. Twilight, eh? Edward, you there? teehee.


Are we out of the woods yet?

4. LOBOC RIVER CRUISE
After experiencing those fearful and fascinating activities, it's time to feed our not-so-hungry stomachs. Maybe, it was the adrenaline that prevented our stomachs from feeling hungry. But still, we had to eat our lunch and the river cruise was something to look forward to. We were able to join the 2:00 P.M. schedule.

That is the Loboc Church which was greatly affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake last October 2013. Our driver told us that they're afraid they couldn't reconstruct it anymore. The damage was too big. Even if they do so, it will not be the same church as it was before.

Loboc Bridge.
The early birds and we're looking for worms. hehee
All Filipino dishes.


We had a stopover at one of the many cottages and these beautiful Boholanos welcomed us with songs and dances.




The cruise lasted for about an hour. The scenic view was really breathtaking. In my mind, I was singing 'What a wonderful world!'. We were also serenaded by a woman whose voice is as calm as the flowing river. I feel happy for them because even though they were affected by the big earthquake last year, they're still doing their best not just to boost their tourism but also to inspire and entertain other people. They never let that mishap get them down. And that's one attitude they can surely be proud of.

That's the end of the first part of our Bohol Escapade. Check out Bohol Escapade: Part 2 HERE.


Till next post, lovies. Ciao!

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2 comments

  1. Wow !!! I miss Bohol its been ages since my first visit. I'll include Bohol for my 2015 travel :)
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    1. Yes, you should. It has gotten better because of the different adventures they offer. :)

      Thanks for dropping by ^^

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