RT: Cute smile and a prize

It’s Ruby Tuesday once again and its time to show or share photos with red touch. It can be big or small as long as it has red shade. I started to browse the camera to see if there is a photo with red. I’m glad that I found photos so now I’m linking it in Ruby Tuesday.

The first photo is my model hhehe, my daughter who is not always ready to smile in the camera. But in this photo she gave me a cute smile, wink! We bought this shirt when we are in Bohol, Philippines (super duper pretty place).

The next photo is the plastic of LBC. LBC is the one who delivered my prize that I won in blog contest recently.  What is the prize I got you can see it here.

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Bohol Philippines our get away started here PART 2

This is continuation of my post about Bohol Philippines our get away started here (click the link if you haven’t read it). So half of our time in Bohol was finished we enjoyed Blood Compact Monument, Baclayon Church and Prony. After that we go straight in Loboc River for our lunch. Here you will cruise the Loboc River by means of small bancas or boat. While enjoying the beautiful sceneries you will enjoy also their first class unlimited food on board floating restaurants. Each boat can accommodate up to 50 people. For 400 pesos each or around $10 you will enjoy unlimited food they served. There is no limit on the food to take as long as your tummy desires. I think children below 10 years old are free of charge (not sure) but my little Kyla doesn’t pay anything.

Floating restaurant cruising Loboc River

Next destination is Philippine Tarsier 🙂
Philippine Tarsier Monkey’s are probably the smallest primates in the world. They are not actually monkeys but primates. Their Latin name is ‘Tarsius Syrichta’. Tarsier’s diet consists of insects in the main which they eat live. Their height is between 90 to 160 mm (3.5 to 6.25 inches). And weight is between 70 to 165 grams (3-6 ozs).  Tarsier’s big eyes give very acute night vision which makes them good hunters during the dark. Their big ears can move in the direction of any noise and heads can swivel through 180 degrees which all helps us in hunting. (Information’s came from http://tarsieruk.homestead.com/tarsier.html)I was surprised to see them I thought they are big but they are really tiny. See photos below.

Chocolate Hills
A chocolate hill has a cone-shaped that spread over the municipalities of Carmen, Sagbayan and Batuan. The Chocolate Hills is the province’s signature attraction. It consists of approximately 1,268 hay cock hills with heights ranging from 40 to 120 meters. Approximately 214 steps before you reach the top view. During the summers, the dome-shaped grass covered limestone hills dry up and turn brown, transforming the area into seemingly endless rows of chocolate “kisses” Two of the highest hills have been developed and provided with facilities such as a restaurant, hostel and view deck. (Some details came from google)

Groto in Chocolate Hills
After whole day of sight seeing in Bohol we decided to go back in Cebu. Read my post about our Cebu get away next time.

Bohol Philippines our Get Away started here

Last February 11, we departed from Manila going to Cebu and Bohol via Air Phil Express to spend our weekend. We left Lucena City at around 10PM and arrived in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after four hours. It’s just right time because our flight in Cebu is past 4 Am. After checking our ticket, ID’s and baggage we wait again for almost one hour before the scheduled flight. Some of the members of the family were their first time to travel in a plane including my little Kyla. Too bad she was sleeping till we arrived in Mactan Cebu International Airport.
Outside Mactan Cebu International Airport
When we arrived in Mactan Cebu International Airport we rented a van to bring us in the port. Here we will ride in a fast craft that would take us in Bohol. We chose Supercat and paid 875 pesos including taxes or around $20. Kyla paid 625 pesos because she is already 3 years old. But children 0-2 years old are free of charge. Anyway, it’s my first time to cross in this kind of transportation and the experienced was nice. No worry at all the weather is really good that time. I enjoyed sight seeing of the different views though I am sleepy at that time. My daughter remain on saying “wake up mama; wake up so no choice but to open my eyes. After 2 hours finally we arrived in Port of Tagbilaran.
Views while cruising to Port of Tagbilaran
Finally, were here…
There is a van waiting for us that will tour us in Bohol. Thanks Hazel or Pinx of Pink Memoirs because she is the one who arranged this van for us. By the way, I knew Hazel for almost a month only and became friends here in blogosphere. I am glad that we met (see photo below). She is the first blogger I met so far though we just talked for a minute or two but happy that I see her in person. After waving goodbye we started our sight seeing in Bohol.
Me, Kyla, Hazel and her son Bogs
First destination is the Blood Compact Monument – it is one of the tourist attractions in Bohol aside from the beautiful sceneries, Bohol is also rich in history and one of these is the Blood Compact where the friendship of Datu Sikatuna of Bohol and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi of Spain was cemented.
My nephew in Blood Compact Monument
Baclayon Church it is 6 kilometers away from Tagbilaran City, Bohol. Baclayon church as stated in the photo below is the Oldest Coral Stone Church in the Region built in 1727. One of the oldest in Asia and foremost among the best-preserved Jesuit built Churches in the Philippines. It is the second stone church in the Philippines the first one is San Agustin Church situated in Manila.
Me at Baclayon Church
Inside Baclayon Church
My sister in law still at Baclayon Church – view from backward
PRONY – the famous Bohol Python
We had the chance to see this huge python too bad this python is sleeping when we arrived. While looking at the big python somebody came with the name of “Badong.” He is a gay and probably working here because he shared to us about the history of this python. He said the name of this python is Prony who weighs 300 kilos. I hope my memory is right, hehe. This is known to the people as Anaconda in Bohol. Anyway, Badong showed some entertainment as part of our visit in the place. He made a lip sing, while dancing and doing some comic faces while performing. All these we just paid for 10 pesos for each person and it depends to you if you want to give some tip. Aside from the huge python you can also view birds and monkeys. I don’t know if there are other animals to see because we don’t go far in the place.
my niece picture taking in the entrance

Prony, biggest Python in Bohol

Badong – the entertainer
Badong while performing
We are surely entertained by his performance 🙂
Our next destinations in Bohol are Loboc River, Tarsiers and Chocolate Hills. I will post about it tomorrow meanwhile I leave you with this one first 🙂

Cebu and Bohol … here i come!

Four days to go before our trip to Cebu, Philippines. This is exciting because we are first timer in Cebu. I am clueless about Cebu though I read some information’s like what are the best places to visit. And among the places I found are Magellan’s Cross, Lapu-lapu mactan’s Sutukil, Larsians Barbeque Stalls, Chinese Taoist Temple, Bantayan Island & Malapascua, Lapu-lapu Shrine, Fort San Pedro, Sto.  Nino Church, Kawasan Falls, Bird Santuary, Sky Adventure at Crown Regency, Tops, Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary, Casa Gorordo Museum, Cebu Botanical Garden and a lot more. I saw some of the photos and I guess they are attractive. But I’m not sure if we can visit them all because of our short stay. But hopefully 🙂  Here are some photos I got from the net and waiting for my turn to capture them 🙂

Cebu, Philippines - copied from the net

Anyway, we will visit Bohol too they said it’s near in Cebu so why not come. We all know that Bohol, Philippines is famous in their Chocolate Hills. Also I am looking forward to see their Tarsier, Loboc River and other tourist attractions. Here are some photos for those who are not familiar with Bohol, Philippines.

Bohol, Philippines ... photo not mine

Oops! I found a new friend here and she is residing in Bohol so maybe we could meet. I am talking about Hazel or Pinx of Pink Memoirs and her newly blog Hands Full of Life. See you there 🙂