Check out day 1 here.
I forgot to mention that when we hired the tricycle driver to take us from the airport to Panglao, we also got his number. Since we were clueless about trusted tour guides and rates, we still got Kuya Lito to drive us around the next day for our city tour. Yes, we will be touring around inside a tricycle. It's just 1,500Php for the whole day. So what if it's mainit and maalikabok. Us being tourists ended on day 1, we were just plain backpackers at this moment and we liked it this way. It was funny, though, when we found out that hiring a an air-conditioned car for the same distance was just 500 peso more expensive. Lol, it was still a good save, so no regrets on that.
Our tour started around 8:30am. We knew it would be a long day so we packed a bag full of survival essentials (i.e Boy Bawang, extra shirt for my husband and few bottles of water). Speaking of water, did you know that in Bohol, exists an innovation I've never seen anywhere in Luzon? They were these water vendo. For just 1 peso, you can have a glassful of water dispensed for you. A 5-gallon water container is encased inside. You can catch your cold water using the small plastic bags provided near the machine. Well in our case, we used our own very chic containers (empty Gatorade bottle and Angry Birds rollable plastic containers). These vendos should be awarded invention of the century! They're very useful for students on a budget, tricycle drivers and
|Whoever invented deserves a Nobel Prize!|
I slept for few minutes during the ride because of the winding road made me dizzy and hungry at the same time. I woke up to another stopover. This time it was a new tourist spot in town called the Shiphaus. It was a retired captain's house renovated to look like a, guess what, ship! Cute eh? Ay-ay Captain! There was an entrance fee of 20 Php per head which was not bad at all (considering I got to use their clean restroom too). The Shiphaus contains some of the captains ship stuffs like captain's hats, flags, miniature ships, globes, steering wheel and uniforms. It was a very informative experience and their staffs were so friendly.
|Their staff will tour you around and take take your pictures at the same time.|
|A very nice foreign tourist took this photo. Ang galing ng shot nya! I also took his photo using his camera. Result? Silhouette lang naman. I felt I needed to run away after that.|
|This was my favorite hill. He sits beside the famous 'most photographed' hill and yet I think he's prettier. Maybe I have a thing for underdogs.|
Time move on once again. It was lunch time and we still have to head on to 2 more locations before actually eating. Off we rode our trusted service and went to see Bohol's most famous asset: the tarsiers! There's a whole 134 Hectares of land all dedicated to these little fellas, entrance fee was 50Php per head. They're so cute and adorable even when they're sleeping. They are nocturnal beings and the guide asked us to avoid disturbing them for they will hurt themselves and go suicidal when woken up. Heheh, tantrums to the highest level!
|This tarsier didn't mind staying awake for the cameras.|
|Sorry bridge if I'm not that impressed.|
|Hagardness! Look how scorching it is!|
|Colorful lanters above the food table.|
|Finally! Nom nom nom nom|
|Aside from beautiful nature, Loboc takes pride from their talented people. Ever heard of Loboc's Children Choir? They're not them, lol. But they're never short of talent either.|
|Outside Loboc Church|
|Blood Compact Shrine. I have yet to research the history of this one.|
|Baclayon Church Interior. Look how grand it is! It is the second oldest church in our country. It has an equally interesting museum but too bad taking photos was not allowed there.|
|Baclayon Church exterior. Look how old it is, very very interesting.|