Exploring SEVEN PLACES in Bohol with Workmates (Bohol Part 2/2) | EVERYTHING TO SEE IN A DAY TOUR

avatar
(Edited)

What's up, Hivers? It's been seven days since I haven't had any blog update because my schedule was tight the past few days, my bad.

Anyway, for today, I'm giving you a long overdue post. I posted Part 1 of my Bohol experience with my sisters, auntie and cousins, last August, and I was supposed to post the second part last September but I did not, obviously, sorry 'bout that.

Exploring SEVEN PLACES in Bohol with Workmates (Bohol Part 22)  EVERYTHING TO SEE IN A DAY TOUR.jpg

Part 2 (the second time I went to the island) is a one-day tour of the place with my workmates. Yay! We set off for Bohol via a ferry boat around 5:00 AM and we headed back to Cebu around 7:00 PM on the same day. It was exhausting but super fun!

Hop on and let me give you a virtual tour of the famous tourist attractions/ sightseeing places on this lovely island in the Visayas--Bohol!💚


Sagbayan Peak: Chocolate Hills View Deck
First Destination


As soon as we arrived on the island, our driver greeted us with a warm smile and said that the first destination would be the closest to the boat port where we were. First stop, dear tourists, is the all-time famous SAGBAYAN PEAK where you get to see Bohol's Chocolate hills! 😘

Sagbayan Peak.jpg
For more information about Sagbayan Peak, you may check out their official website here.

IMG_7609.JPG
As soon as you enter, you will see this👆
IMG_7621.JPG
This is an enchanting pathway to the "Peak".🌴
IMG_7630.JPG
A new higher perspective.☁️
IMG_7635.JPG
The place is full of trees. 🍃
IMG_7636.JPG
It was a perfect sun-shiney day to go about seeing some sights.
IMG_7638.JPG
You have to climb here, dear traveller, in order to get to the Peak. 😚
IMG_7641.JPG
I took a quick photo of my workmates as they walked the staircase. 😁
IMG_7640.JPG
I was the first one who took the stairs so I had time to spare to take a photo of 'em. 😅
IMG_7669.JPG
THE ISLAND'S FAMOUS CHOCOLATE HILLS! I won't post a lot of photos of the hills because I already did that during the Bohol Part 1 blog post as I mentioned earlier. 😘
IMG_7671.JPG
A photo with Charlyn, one of my closest workmate-turned-friends 💞
IMG_7664.JPG
Smiling with Miss Jazzy, my mentor/friend/ate and sometimes counsellor 💕


IMG_7681.JPG
These cuties were everywhere in the area so I was not able to resist taking a photo of these beauties. 🌻
IMG_7683.JPG

So, that concludes our short tour in our first stop of the trip. 🤗 What I enjoyed the most was the view of the mountain resort and the smiles and laughs my workmates and I shared as we soaked in the beauty of the Chocolate Hills and the sweet provincial air.

IMG_7682.JPG
Look at all its beauty. Aahh. Such peace... 💚

IMG_7685.JPG
Before we reached our second stop, our van stopped and showed us the once-Trending sightseeing place: the Shiphaus. This house was pretty famous for a while because of its unique concept--a house shaped like a ship. ⚓️


Butterfly Sanctuary: Simply Butterflies Conservation Center
Second Stop


Let's get to our second destination of the virtual tour, dear Hive-travellers! 💃

butterfly.jpg
Location of the place👆 For more information, you may go to their official website here.

IMG_7686.JPG
Flexin' the tickets of the place and getting reading to be amazed😅

IMG_7689.JPG
beatiful winged creatures 🦋
IMG_7688.JPG
Some "tourist" things you might want to buy 😁
IMG_7697.JPG
where all magic is happening inside 💫
IMG_7692.JPG
ready to fly💞
IMG_7699.JPG
carefree in her home 💜
IMG_7700.JPG

IMG_7702.JPG
Three cuties are resting in their magical floral abode. 🌼🌺
IMG_7703.JPG
🌼🌺here is a closer shot
IMG_7715.JPG
Butterflies of the Enclosure🦋🦋🦋
IMG_7716.JPG
she's enjoying her solitude 🖤
IMG_7718.JPG
As you explore the place, you would find a lot of plants, trees and a variety of multi-coloured flowers everywhere. 💚


Some tourist-y photos, ofc. 😅

IMG_7735.JPG
This one caught my attention so this gets a special place in this post. 💗

IMG_7737.JPG
More photos...
IMG_7738.JPG
They were also selling dream catchers made by the locals.
IMG_7739.JPG
These are remarkably big dream catchers, don't you think?
IMG_7736.JPG
Some photo frames for the tourists to see.
IMG_2956.JPG
We did not miss out on having our group photo taken! 😁
IMG_2954.JPG
All smiles from the happy crew. We loved exploring the butterfly sanctuary. 💓


Man-made Forest
Third Stop


Are you ready to be enchanted, dear traveller? 😘 Oh good, that's great to hear! For our next stop, we'll virtually have a short tour of Bohol's popular man-made forest. 🌴🌳 Also, here's where we ate our lunch. Fancy, right?💚

IMG_7800.JPG
This photo makes the trees look creepy and unending, don't you think?
IMG_7802.JPG
This picture is inviting and shows healthy and green trees.


We surprised Sir James with balloons and cake here, yay!🥰

IMG_7783.JPG
The birthday celebrant posing with balloons and cake. HBD, Sir J!🎉


LEFT: I took a photo of my workmates as we all broke out in the Happy Birthday song which made Sir J so surpised as he had no idea.

RIGHT: I also wanted to pose with balloons as the rest of the gang started to pose as well lol.

IMG_7764.JPG

I already posted a few photos of the man-made forest in the Bohol Part 1 bit, so I am not going to post more here, so as to leave much space for other photos and places I am yet to show. 😁

IMG_7756.JPG
'Til next time.


Sipatan Twin Hanging Bridge and Mini Zoo
Fourth Stop


Are you ready to try something fun?! Brace yourself for an adventure! See that bridge made entirely of bamboo and some woods? You have to cross that, and make sure not to drop yourself onto the river below. Do you think you can handle that? 😘

I do not have a fear of heights but I have a slight fear of falling off and a legit fear of drowning. My heart was racing when I put one foot after the other, walking on the very swing-y hanging bridge, as I laughed along with my workmates to not mind my nervous heart. My mind was saying, "please Lord make me cross the bridge from start to finish, without falling off, please".😅

IT WAS MY FIRST TIME TO TRY CROSSING THE EXCITING HANGING BRIDGE!!

IMG_1577.JPG
A group selfie before crossing the bridge!
IMG_1580.JPG
A picture of a picture
IMG_7826.JPG
All smiles because after all, the bridge was strong enough, for sure it won't break and make all the people fall to the river lol


IMG_7832.JPG
I even jumped, to test if it was strong enough haha😅

Some animals in the Mini-Zoo

IMG_7848.JPG
This bird apparently lives alone.
IMG_7851.JPG
The croc is literally chillin' in his home sweet home.
IMG_7847.JPG
This monkey is so mysterious.


Blood Compact Shrine and Baclayon Church
Fifth Stop


What is a trip without a bit of history, eh? For our next stop, let's visit a church and the all-popular Bohol blood compact shrine.

IMG_7893.JPG
The Baclayon Church is made entirely of coral stones, explaining the whitewashed colours of its wall and the large buttresses supporting the now fragile walls as mentioned in transitpinas.
IMG_7869.JPG

It was my very first time visiting the church. I felt humbled to be inside a place with so much history because I feel so small and insignificant compared to this building that has seen and survived countless wars.
IMG_7884.JPG

Would you just look at that and marvel at its beauty? After all these years, the building still stands tall and proud.

IMG_7856.JPG
These are the details of the ceiling.
IMG_7859.JPG
A local was painting when we went inside the church. In fact, there were no masses held at this point because the people were busy reconstructing the church as it got destroyed by the powerful earthquake that hit Bohol a year prior to our visit.

IMG_7874.JPG

IMG_7897.JPG

The two guys were named Miguel Lopez de Legazpi of Spain and Rajah Sikatuna of Bohol, yes, this is the first friendship treaty between two different races, religions, cultures and civilizations. It was a treaty of friendship based on respect and equality. This Sikatuna-Legaspi blood compact is commonly known as “Sandugo”. -Transit Pinas

If you are a fan of Philippine history, you would much love this part of the trip!😅 Oh, by the way, a National Artist for Visual Arts was the one who made the sculpture of these life-sized images of the five men with Sikatuna and Legazpi.

IMG_7902.JPG
Kampaiii

IMG_1668.JPG
Of course we had to have our group photo taken and be a part of the history!😁 Kidding aside, we had much fun going around and about and seeing so many places today.

IMG_7899.JPG
If we need the past to understand the present, then what does the future look like?


Bohol Bee Farm
Sixth Stop


Hive-travellers, we are down to our last stop for this virtual tour! 😘 Nothing like a great place to end our Bohol Day Tour so let me give you Bohol Bee Farm! 🐝

There are so many things to see here. Before we start, are you ready, dearest Hiver? 🙌 Yes, I love the energy. Alright, let's go! 💃

IMG_7929.JPG
This is their colourful shoppe, where they sell a lot of foodies made of locally-sourced ingredients.
IMG_7918.JPG
The Buzzz Ice Cream! This is homemade ice cream with fresh coconut milk in gluten-free cassava cones. 🍦

IMG_7952.JPG
This is ice cream power!

IMG_05481.JPG
This was a compulsory group photo in Bohol Bee Farm flexin' our ice creams. 😁😅

IMG_7906.JPG
Barangay Function Hall this way

IMG_7931.JPG
Handcrafted wall decors 🌈
IMG_7932.JPG
Are you ready for some honey? 💛
IMG_7933.JPG
Assorted food packs
IMG_7939.JPG

IMG_7942.JPG
for the weaving
IMG_7941.JPG

IMG_7963.JPG
Someone gave us a quick tutorial on how weaving is done.

IMG_1852.JPG
A tourist-y photo with some bees of the farm. 🐝

IMG_7989.JPG
The tour guide explained the bees' life cycle and the process of making honey.
IMG_7990.JPG
Close shot of the buzz-ing bees
IMG_7992.JPG
Up-close and personal

Kape Bee Cafe

IMG_7947.JPG
I love the vibe of the cafe. It's colourful and most of the materials are locally sourced plus they look cute, too.

IMG_7948.JPG
Recycled bottles for a chandelier. Points for the environment and points for creativity! 💙

IMG_7999.JPG
A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent.
IMG_8002.JPG
I love the ceiling details.
IMG_8001.JPG
A breath of fresh air indeed!
IMG_8006.JPG
From another angle
IMG_8004.JPG
A very relaxing place to catch up with friends over coffee
IMG_8007.JPG
I miss you, Dacs. We miss you. You are sorely missed by us all.
IMG_7998.JPG
It is beginning to look a lot like...💚
IMG_8020.JPG
It is always BUZZy 'round here.
IMG_8026.JPG
That is the end of our Bohol virtual day tour, everyone! 👋

I hope you enjoyed visiting these seven places today. I sure did enjoy being your tour guide around the lovely Bohol island. Which of the places was your most favourite? Do share in the comments below.
Here's me wishing you a grand, epic, refreshing and magical weekend ahead, dearest reader!💓

‘Til the next post, hivers! Remember that you are loved beyond borders and beyond time & space. Okay? Okay. 💛❤️

IMG_8008.JPG
Ciao for now! 🤗🥰 BRB Reading...

This original article is written by Jong, the blogger behind writetowander.com. All photos are hers, too.


Jong CL

Hive-llo, everyone! Welcome to Jong's little buzz-y corner in Hive. Jong believes that every person she meets can teach her a thing or two (or three, or more) about life. She shares her love for life here-- the captivating beauty of life! To be more specific, but not necessarily in this order, she's interested in: wisdom, love, poetry, single life, books, travel, health&fitness, fashion, gratitude, unspoken hurts, heartbreaks and healing. Lastly, she loves Jesus.

Do you like her content? Make sure to upvote, then! Drop some love by leaving a comment-- she really appreciates listening to your thoughts! 💛 Feel free to reblog if her post resonated with you. Kindly follow her to not miss a post! Happy hiving, loves! 💛

write to wander by jong cl.gif



0
0
0.000
16 comments
avatar

Congratulations, your post has been added to Pinmapple! 🎉🥳🍍

Did you know you have your own profile map?
And every post has their own map too!

Want to have your post on the map too?

  • Go to Pinmapple
  • Click the get code button
  • Click on the map where your post should be (zoom in if needed)
  • Copy and paste the generated code in your post (Hive only)
  • Congrats, your post is now on the map!

0
0
0.000
avatar

These places look so wonderful! Would definitely visit if we ever went there. The chocolate hills look so perfect, it almost looks like they've been carved by God himself.

0
0
0.000
avatar

Yeah, you should never miss the Chocolate hills once you're in Bohol, ma awestruck jud ka sa beauty once makita nimo in person 😍❤️💓

0
0
0.000
avatar

These photos remind me of our trip back in 2012. ❤️

0
0
0.000
avatar

Yaaasss❤️💓 always a great time when in Bohol jud no😘💗

0
0
0.000
avatar

Chocolate hills ug Bee farm Ra gyud ug nilabay sa man made forest akong nakita when I was in Bohol. The rest is sa Hotel hahahha 🤣🤣

So many nice pictures,good Memories @jongcl 😻

0
0
0.000
avatar

Hihi, pag first sad nako adto kay very little sightseeing ra. Sa second na ang gituyok jud namo ang isla, kay mao ang ganahan sa akong workmates 💗😘🥰💕

0
0
0.000
avatar

Bohol is always captivating. Sana mabisita ko din ang Bohol.

0
0
0.000
avatar

I hope so, too! There's so many things to see in Bohol and the people are lovely as well💗💗💗

0
0
0.000
avatar

cool! i want all that honey! and i really like ur sunglasses.. what do u call that shape of the lenses? :)

0
0
0.000
avatar

These are really good honey🍯💗
I think it's cat-eye, maybe? 😅😅Am not so sure though haha

0
0
0.000
avatar

Waaa mingaw na ko ug Bohol. Ganahan kaayo ko na daghan kaayo'g pics. My fave is your butterfly wings. Hehe 💕💕

0
0
0.000
avatar

Grabe jud mi ug picture2 aning adlawa kay One Day trip ra lagi so dapat daw masulit😅😁
Yieee THANKEEEE @krystalogue nag effort kog ambak2 para sa butterfly wings😄😃😚😘

0
0
0.000