Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bohol Province

February 26-29 Bohol Island
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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Location:Visayas Island


  1. Wow! What a wonderful journey with your children and parents. Thanks for sharing this blog. Hope the remainder of your trip is just as enjoyable!

  2. Stephanie DouglasMarch 4, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    HI Cynthia,
    Wow, what an adventure, and so meaningful to be having it with your kids and parents. I really appreciate your photos. What a beautiful place with such rich history. I look forward to reading more about it. Thanks.
    Enjoy the rest of your trip. I hope it continues to be wonderful!

  3. We love seeing the pics and reading the posts. Isa is wondering what Monica is wearing in the church photo. And Gabriel said it looks like Elliot and Monica are standing on a chess board and Elliot has "checkmate". See you soon!

  4. Hi Cynthia,
    Wow, I can only imagine how proud your mom and dad felt taking their grandchildren to their homeland. I really enjoyed looking at your pictures!
    We can't wait to travel there next year.