an elephant, a tarsier and a bee

i have planned a bohol trip for myself and my best friend which is budget-friendly and kind of laid-back.  it was only a three-day weekend trip and what happened on our first day was unproductive due to the rain.  we actually just had a good dinner and checked the bars lining alona beach in panglao.

the room i booked from agoda website was at l’elephant bleu.

this accommodation in panglao island offers rooms and cottages and is very near alona beach.  we were given a room in their new building.

the room is average and working wi-fi is available and complimentary.

the beds made of bamboo were comfortable and the sheets clean.

one of a must-do in bohol of course is to visit a tarsier conservatory.

in my list, one of the ten things i have not done before was to photograph a tarsier.

i noticed that most of the tarsiers were asleep when we visited (hello world, they’re nocturnal!) and as stupid as i can be i forgot to bring my zoom lens in l’ elephant.  so here’s the result – unimpressive pictures, but anyway seeing these curious-looking creatures was enough to fascinate me like an elementary pupil on an educational field trip. 😀

i have read online many reviews about the food at bohol bee farm.  i made sure that i had to try some.

cab-cab chips paired with green tomatoes and grated parmesan cheese

spicy flower salad with honey-mustard sauce

buko (coconut meat) pasta

seafood pizza

they have these homemade ice cream with unique flavors such as camote, malunggay, ginger, tomato and pandan.  i tried sweet potato (camote) and found it good-tasting.  they also serve it into a cone made of cab-cab (from grated cassava root).

locally handmade items like these are available in their souvenir shop where i bought some for my ma.

bohol countryside tour

it was my third time to book a flight to tagbilaran city.  i have always wanted to visit bohol but it never seemed to happen that i had to cancel my plans.  last year, i purchased two  promo flight tickets from airphil express for myself and my highschool bestfriend.  we were both looking forward for this weekend trip and it was a first for us to travel together after knowing each other for almost 20 years.  i kept my fingers crossed that i will be home for days off on the dates that the tickets were scheduled and with pure luck, i was!

we did found ourselves in bohol and stayed in a budget friendly accommodation in panglao island.  i booked our stay from agoda website which cost me $60.00 for a 3d2n room, that included basic breakfast and wifi.

i have prearranged a vehicle with a driver from rj tours whom my blogger-friend, chyng reyes has highly recommended for our airport pick-up, drop-off and a countryside tour.  i was fully satisfied of rj’s service and his drivers were all courteous (i think all boholanos are!).

we spent the whole day to see these attractions in bohol. 😀

simply butterflies conservation center

chocoloate hills

tarsier conservatory

sevilla hanging bridge

loboc river cruise

local community show

loboc church

albur church

baclayon church

bohol bee farm

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