Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Simply Butterflies Conservation Center - Bilar, Bohol

Simply Butterflies Conservation Center is located in Bilar, Bohol. The goal of this conservation center is to protect and strengthen the natural environment of the butterflies. It aims to raise population of the butterflies in Bohol as well as to seek additional livelihood for the Boholanos.
Visiting this center will open your eyes to the colorful world of the butterflies. Its life cycle and life span. U can play and let the butterflies get near u. There is a picnic area inside the center, where the visitor can rest and eat before proceeding to the other tourist spots.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Baclayon Church-Baclayon, Bohol

Our Lady of the Immaculate Concepcion is also known as Baclayon Church. Located in Baclayon, Bohol. It is one of the most the most preserve stone churches in the Philippines. Considered as the oldest church in the Province of Bohol.
The church building has a dungeon where the violators of the Roman Catholic law was punished. It has an old convent with a small museum, where religious artifacts believed to be centuries old.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Rajah Sikatuna National Park-Bilar, Bohol

Rajah Sikatuna National Park is also known as Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape. It was declared as National Park under Proclamation No. 129 on July 10,1987. If you r a nature lover and bird watcher, this place is a haven for you. It is in Bilar, Bohol, the heart of the province.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Loboc Church-Loboc, Bohol

The province of Bohol has one of the beautiful Churches in the Philippines. One of them is the St. Peter and Paul Parish church also known as Loboc Church. It is the second oldest Church in the province. The famous Loboc Children's Choir is raised and trained here. The style of the Church is Roman style. The Bell tower is more or less 100 meters away from the church. There is a 3-storey building attached to this Church, which the Loboc Museum can be found in the third floor. Religeous artifacts are there.
Visiting Churches in Bohol, one should wear something that would not show some skin. If you are wearing shorts or sleeveless, you will be given a shawl to cover your legs or your arms. But that shawl should be returned after visiting the church.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Loboc River - Loboc, Bohol

One of the attractions in Bohol is the crusing on Loboc River. It's a cruise where one can experience the beauty of nature as well as the culture of the Filipinos. The food while on the cruise is unlimited. Native delicacies, fresh fruits, grilled foods, which would satisfy your appetite. While cruising there is a band serenading. And there are cruise stops, which local performers entertain the visitors. At the end of the river is the falls called Busay falls.
There is a cruise at night too, where u could experience the lights and dances of the fireflies.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Krus Na Daku (Big Cross) -Loboc, Bohol

Krus na daku is considered as the Mt. Sinai in Loboc, Bohol. During Holy Weeks Boholanos are commemorating the passion of Christ in this Mountain. Stations of the Cross are there the last station is the Krus na Daku, which stands on the top of the mountain. It takes an hour before reaching the top of the mountain.
The scenery at the top of it is the 360 degrees of the province of Bohol. From here you can see the beauty of nature. Refreshing and unwinding to rest after the trek. This cross can be seen while cruising the Loboc River. At night it has light.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hanging Bridge at Sipatan River - Sevilla, Bohol

Exploring Bohol is great, its like u enter a new paradise. The place is enchanting. Every town has its own place to share for everyone to enjoy the stay. U just have to rent a van or any for rent vehicle to tour around. One of the places that u should not miss is dropping by at the hanging bridge at Sipatan River. The fee for traversing the bridge is 10 pesos that is less than a dollar. Actually that fee is for maintaining the bridge. The capacity of the bridge is just 10 persons. Crossing the bridge is fun specialy when ur companions have fear of height and somebody would shake the bridge. Torture for them. The water of the river is not clear its like muddy one but the place has rich in vegetation. Fresh air. There are buko, which is perfect after the tiring experience of crossing the bridge. And there are sourvenirs for sale.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Kalamay - a Native Delicacy

Filipino food is a fusion of different style and taste. We have unique taste and food. When I'm on trip I usually look for pasalubong or gift for my friends and loved ones left. I don't want to buy anything just to have pasalubong for them. Usually, native delicacies that are distinct can be found on that place or region. In Bohol there are many gift items for sourvernirs and pasalubong. One of the native delicacies that catch my attention is the kalamay. Kalamay is usually made of grind glutinous rice, sugar and coconut milk. But in Bohol it has flavor of peanuts and ube. Ube is a root crop. Ube means violet. The packaging of kalamay with peanut is unique they put it in a coconut shell. Perfect pasalubong for sweet tooth person. It's nice toeat when it is cold, can be served as dessert. Kalamay Ube is an ingredient too for halo-halo, which is a Filipino food too.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Tinikling - Philippines' Folk Dance

Philippine has a colorful and beautiful culture. Filipinos love to dance and sing, that's why if u would notice even in a small village there are videoke bars. When I was in grade school I would always part of choral group and dance troupe. One of the dances that I didn’t like to dance is the tinikling. Tinikling is a folk dance imitating the movement of the native bird called tikling. It was so hard for me because the rhythm is fast plus I have to be mindful of the bamboo sticks that might clip my feet. A dancer of this dance should have a sharp ear for the fast rhythm.

If u would travel to the province of Bohol, for sure u will drop by at the famous Loboc River. While taking the cruise to that river there are folk dancers and singers, who will entertain you and introduce to some part of Filipino culture. One of the dances being performed is Tinikling.