We couldn't get any internet service since Bohol Island, so I'm adding some late posts. At present, we're staying in the suburb of Makati, Manila.
Bohol Island - Lots of Spanish influence, mostly Christianity, which is reflected in it's churches. The following photos include our visits to the oldest church on the island, Baclayon Church, a cruise down Loboc River, and a few other photos of the beach, the Tarsier sanctuary, Chocolate Hills, and nipa huts.
Monica and Elliot in Baclayon Church, which was established by the Jesuits in 1602.
Nipa Huts (the traditional hut made of bamboo and a roof of nipa leaves)
Cruise on Loboc River
The Tarsier is not a miniature monkey, as we had wrongly assumed, and it is actually more of a kind of rodent, which traveled over from China. It's difficult to tell from this picture, but it has large, round, beady eyes, claws and a long tail like a rat. It is a primate and it's carnivorous. It is also a nocturnal animal, and it belongs to the endangered species.
Monica thought they were still pretty cute, and she wanted to bring one home with us!
The famous "Chocolate Hills," an unusual geological location in Bohol Island because of the mounds of rolling hills. It is so named because during the dry season the grass-covered hills dry up and become a rich, brown color.
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