My Favorite Summer Experience

My favorite summer experience happened 2 years ago. Bohol is not new to me nor to my family because my Mom is pure Boholana and we always go home every year because of her hometown’s Fiesta and also to visit our Grandmother (who just passed away last April at the age of 96, may her soul rest in peace).

But two years ago, I went to Bohol with my family and I had a great time! That was my favorite summer experience because even though I have visited Bohol Tourist’s spots a million times, it was different that time because I am with my family and it was my first time to have a vacation with my son. We went to every tourist spot we know in Bohol in just one day and we sure had FUN.

Our first stop was Baclayon Church in Baclayon Bohol. One of the oldest Church in the Province of Bohol. This photo was taken at the side of the Church showing the Church Bell Tower. Our tourist guide/van driver insist on taking a photo of us behind the Church or on its side because according to him on that wall, you can see a famous Saint. Have you seen him?

Of course, our Bohol Vacation will not be complete if we will not set foot in the famous Chocolate Hills. When I was young, my parents used to tell me that Chocolate Hills is made up of chocolates and it is the bigger version of Hershey’s Kisses, so I used to tell my friends that when I will be back from my Bohol vacation I will bring a lot of Chocolates from Chocolate Hills only to find out that my parents were just kidding me. And now, it is my turn to fool my son and let him believe that Chocolate Hills is totally made up of Chocolates! hahaha
After our Chocolate Hills trip, we also drop by at the famous Bohol Hanging Bridge. It is not a long one but it is scary just the same. This is hanging bridge made of bamboo tree and it is the only way for the people who live on the other side of the creek to visit the City. See a man carrying a bag of cement? Yes, there are no other way to the place so they have to carry the bags of cement that they needed to build their homes on the other side. Trucks and even small cars cannot enter the place.
And these last photos below were taken in Sagbayan Peak, another tourist destination which tourists should not miss! The place is near some Chocolate Hills and they have a lot of famous people and animals made of cement where kids and adults can pose and let their photos be taken. My son and me poses with Marilyn Monroe here and what made this photo tick was that my son, 4 years old back then, touched Marilyn Monroe’s breast without me knowing. I just discovered it when I copy-pasted our photos from the camera to my laptop.
And, you can’t leave Bohol without posing with the famous Tarsier, the smallest monkey that can only be found in the Philippines! You are not allowed to hold it because it is an endangered species, but you can kiss it! (just kidding), I actually didn’t kiss it, it is just a pose! I am encouraging everyone to visit Bohol and other tourist destinations in the Philippines! We don’t have to go that far to enjoy our Summer Vacation and we don’t have to spend a lot to have a Happy Vacation! We also can help our country’s economy if we spend our money here in the Philippines by visiting our tourists spots! Let us not be aliens to our own country! Summer is MORE FUN in the PHILIPPINES!
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  1. oh my gosh! LOL at your son! xD I remember when I first saw a tarsier, it almost pooped on me! What a great vacation! And I noticed how Boholanons always go home on Fiesta Day to celebrate! If only all of us are as patronizing! 😀

    • HAHAHA! as in Penda! I was laughing like crazy after I noticed the photo. He was so CRAZY! he is trying very hard to touch Marilyn Monroe’s breast 😀

  2. I’ve heard good things about Bohol because that’s where my descendants came from too. Unfortunately, I never been there but hoping someday I could able to visit too!

  3. I heard so many good things about this place and the fact that chocolate hills are found in this place, all the more reason that I would want to visit this place someday.

  4. I’ve been to Bohol many years ago and I wanted to go back there. My father is from there too and seldom he can go there as we already live in Mindanao.

  5. sorry to hear about your grandma’s passing sis…may she will rest in peace.

    What a great getaway! I miss going to Bohol. I would love to visit there again.

  6. Sorry about your grandma’s passing. I miss my grandpa and grandma too and there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of them. 🙂 Anyway, I would love to visit Bohol someday. I asked my husband if he would be interested in visiting Bohol the next time we are in Pinas. I think I might be able to convince him. LOL! So cute with the tarsier photo.

  7. Awww! Finally you get to explore with the family 🙂 I bet it is more memorable this time 🙂 I really wanted to explore Bohol during my last vacation in the Philippines unfortunately my niece is not around to give me and my daughter a tour 🙁 I hope someday am sure I’ll be back 🙂

  8. ahhhh Bohol is one of my lists of place to visit specially the chocolate hills. When we’re kids my uncle who married my aunt… he always told us how nice attraction wise his birth place is!

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