Braving the jungle in Bohol

Trip Start May 11, 2010
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Trip End Aug 01, 2010


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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Took an early flight from Manila to the island of Bohol, which was a fun experience - half way through the flight there was an announcement that we have reached the best part of the flight, ie fun and games! There were competitions such as who could dig out a sunblock, chocolate bar, candy etc out of their bags the quickest and the staff handed out goodie bags to the
lucky winners.

In Bohol I took a tricycle, then jeepney and finally a locally bus to reach my destination, the Nut Huts outside the village of Lobos. I've never been in a bus so full - but I should consider myself lucky to be able to squeeze inside the bus (standing next to a loudspeaker blaring out 80's classics such as "Girls just wanna have fun"), as all the other passengers getting on
were whisked to the top.

The huts are by the river a few miles up from the village, surrounded by a thick jungle in an absolutely fantastic location. After the sunset the whole jungle seemed to come alive, there were just sooo many different sounds and some very loud ones too, I tried not to think too much about what kind of beasts and monsters they were coming from. Fortunately I didn't get any creepy crawlies in my room - phew!

At dinner I met an English guy, Will, at the huts who was also travelling solo and we decided to go see tarsiers (tiny alien-lookalike monkeys) following day, then trek through the jungle to a nearby cave. See the pictures, tarsiers are just the cutest thing you'll have ever seen! I also went to see the island's famous "Chocolate Hills", sort of rock formations that give the landscape a sort of fairytale look - very pretty.
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