Its summer time of 2013 already and everybody needs a dose of the beach life. We went to Bohol for our Lola Azon’s wake and burial and because we don’t have a house to stay in, some of our relatives checks into the nearest beach resorts in Calape.
We went there for a look and of course we can’t help ourselves from not dipping into the pristine white beach infront of us.
The kids sure love the beach because we don’t have beaches in Bukidnon. They play in the sand and water and they even tried to row the boat without anybody’s help.
Yes, summer is coming, April and May is considered summer time in the Philippines. Kids love to spend their summer vacation at home and play with their toys or with their siblings, because April and May is a vacation time for them, there will be no classes to attend to.
But its different for my family and relatives, every summer vacation, we see to it that we can visit our Grandmother who lives in Bohol and spend at least a week or two with her, together with our other close relatives. But I cannot visit my Grandmother this year, I just gave birth and my mother will not allow my little baby to travel from Bukidnon to Bohol so I am thinking if I can send grandma gifts online instead.
Sending her gifts will not be equaled if I visit her personally but I believe she will understand my situation. Maybe I can visit her next year if my baby will already turn 1 year old.
Last year I was not able to visit other countries other than my own but it was still a travel year for me. I went to Manila, Tagaytay, Cebu, Bohol, Davao, and Cagayan de Oro with my boyfriend. We visited some tourist spots and we enjoyed our time staying in some hotels.
One thing I could not forget was our Enchanted Kingdom and Ocean Park adventure. It was my first time to visit such great places in the Philippines last year and it was a blast. I realized that I don’t need to go abroad just to experience such tourist spots, though they don’t give out plastic business card as remembrance.
Another unforgettable experience last year was our Cebu-Bohol vacation with the kids. Aside from enjoying our time in the hotel, we also did enjoy our land trips and visits to different local and tourist spots in the province.
For this year, as early as now, I am planning our travels for this year to be able to enjoy our time to the fullest.
Of course, our river cruise will not be complete without memories, so we took a lot of pictures during our river cruise. This is the Floating Restaurant that we have chosen. The food here is expensive compared to the other floating restaurant they had because according to our guide, this is the special floating restaurant.
This is what will welcome you when you arrive at the place of the Rio Verde Floating Restaurant. This is just 1/10 of my beautiful family.
After eating our eat-all-you-can lunch we enjoyed ourselves listening to the singer who rides with us. He sings a lot of Boholano’s song and I love the one with the lyrics “Kung ikaw inday, mangitag pamanhonon, siguroha baya inday, ang Bol-anon” (Hey young lady, if you seek someone to marry, find a man who came from Bohol). I am not a good at singing so I cannot be a singer maybe I can find another job as document scanning clerk.
Just before we left the beautiful place, we cannot miss to take our pic on the exit. “Salamat Jamo, Balik Balik” means “Thank You so much, Come Back again”.
During our August Bohol Getaway, we were able to tour around Bohol for the second time around this year because we have been in Bohol last May for a family vacation. For today, I want to share with you our Rio Verde Floating Restaurant experience. It was a belated birthday celebration for our dear Manong Lito and though it was quite expensive, the lunch and the tour were all worth it.
I am not sure how much the cost per head was but I think it was around 400-450php and you also have to pay for an entrance fee of about 50-70php per head for the municipality. The meal was sumptuous and it was eat all you can and drink all you can (excluding the mineral water though).
We almost had the floating resto all by ourselves because we are more than 55 people in the group including the children. Aside from the delicious meal, we enjoyed listening to the singer while we were eating inside the floating restaurant which toured us around the river.