Let's do everything in ONE DAY.
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December 29th, 2008 – by: jaeden
The next day was jampacked. Swimming in the morning followed by lunch on the Loboc River cruise, tarsiers, and the Chocolate Hills. The river cruise was relaxing but I was a bit disappointed as the water is brown and doesn't look very inviting. Unfortunately, someone recently donated money to Loboc and it's gone towards putting up these hideous 'lights' along the river (read: literally, lampposts). That said, the food was tastey and it is definitely part of the whole Bohol experience. I especially joined the bridge that leads to nowhere. Someone brilliantly put a bridge crossing the river that can't be completed because the Loboc Church is in the way. Smart no? The Loboc Church has quite a bit of history and some pretty cool things upstairs but I got bored.
After this, we spent some quality time with the tarsiers. Imagine small animal, BIG EYES. About one apple tall as the Smurfs would say. They eat a steady diet of crickets and are generally nocturnal so don't be disappointed if they don't look happy to see you. We also saw a glimpse of a flying fox but it was just chilling so we couldn't see it's wing span. Next on the list: Chocolate Hills. The ride is quite long so I slept some of the way but the parts that I was awake for were beautiful. The hills are this bizarre geographic formation that doesn't occur anywhere else in the world. They are perfectly rounded and just...weird. Fun to take pictures with. We hiked to the top and got some great pictures. Not as creative as some others but I think we did pretty good.
Dinner was at the Bohol Bee Farm, also on Panglao. By the time we got there it was quite dark so we didn't get to see the whole farm but it's nice. There are tables and sitting areas spread out among different levels as well as a gift shop selling bee-related souvenirs and Bohol handicrafts. We ended the day with a show by some natives featuring some pretty impressive coconut clacking. No idea what it's called but it was very entertaining.
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