Dora the Explore Day 1
Trip Start Dec 05, 2005
83Trip End Dec 12, 2016
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Panda Tea Garden Suites
The second morning of our Bohol experience, my gf and had early breakfast in the restaurant, she had hotdogs, rice and an egg, with coffee 135php, and i had coffee and a banana...The breakfast was nice, three hotdogs and ample rice. We paid the bill and set of exploring for the day, we had a plan. First we would go to the Kawasan falls, as we'd visited it in Cebu, now we wanted to see the Bohol one, then Tarsier Sanctuary, Butterfly Garden, Chocolate hills and then on the way home hanging Bridge.
Kawasan Falls – Kawasan falls in Cebu is expensive, 50php to park the bike and 20php to get in, then when u get there a busy women demands 300php for putting my camera on a table, the falls are nice but not spectacular like Casaroro or wide like the Nidulan, falls both in negros
We had picked a route, using the four different maps available (with three different road systems on them) we’d simple go from Kawasan falls to Corella, to the tarsier Sanctury, easy. We ok easy but could of been easier, we rode into a pleasant little town called, Balilihan looking for the road to Corella, needless to say we’d ridden straight by, when we turned around and went back we found the sign, which was only on one side of the road. Eventaully we made it to Corella and headed towards the Tarsier Sanctuary down the unpaved road.
Tarsier Sanctuary – My gf is a girl, (yep its true) and like all women likes small cuddly fury things, Tarsiers in this case. On my previous trip i had visited the commercial Tarsier places by the road side on route to the Chocolate hills
Hanging Bridge - We rode to Sikatuna ( a feeling I had had some years prior when i’d been given a carrier bag full of fresh tuna and had eaten it for breakfast, lunch and dinner for about two weeks !) then onto the main Loboc high way leading to Carmen. My gf the first glimpse of the romantic river cruise buffet i would take her on the next day, and she was already excited
So back onto the highway towards Carmen we went, the road is smooth, and the view is fantastic, green rice fields and the first real look at the Chocolate hills.....I could hear my gf taking pics as we went i knew she was enjoying herself.
Chocolate Hills Experience – Everyone loves to come to the Chocolate hills, and Oh My God i think they had all come at the same time !!! There was four vans infront of us and at least two more behind us when we arrived at the entry point, 50php each for entrance and off we rode up the road that actually went round the chocolate hill. When we got to the top i parked the bike in the area marked, and we made wour way through the throngs of people taking pics every step of the way up the hill
We had only ridden for about 30mins when the rain came down light at first then heavy, very heavy and even the stubborness in me to stop gave in. We sheltered next to a house where there were several fighting cocks in cages. Soon all the people were out looking at us like, then the kids started waving....waving shouting ‘Hey Joe’ and then waving some more....Of course I started waving back, with one had then with two much to their delight. As the rain eased we made a break for it, waving and beeping the horn as we went. My gf still wanted to see more Tarsier so we stopped at a roadside place just so she could see more.