The Sandugo was a blood compact, performed in the island of Bohol in the Philippines, between the Spanish explorer Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna the chieftain of Bohol on March 16, 1565, to seal their friendship as part of the tribal tradition. This is considered as the first treaty of friendship between the Spaniards and Filipinos. "Sandugo" is a Visayan word which means "one blood".
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It's time to explore the incredible island of Bohol!
Bohol, is a province in the Philippines located in Central Visayas region. One of the popular tourist destination in the country with its pristine white beaches and lavish resorts. The island is famous for its Chocolate Hills- there are at least 1,260 of cone shaped hills, its color turns into brown that tasted like a chocolate! Well, just kidding!
Growing up, I was bombarded in school by books showing off photos of tiny bug-eyed primates clinging to branches with their tiny little hands, and hills that supposedly imitate Hershey's Kisses in the summer. It piqued my interest enough to harbor a secret desire to see these things myself, and it didn't help that I was constantly being reminded by Instagram that people were enjoying these attractions and I wasn't. Having to constantly live on a budget restricts me from covering as much ground as possible, travel-wise, so when another Cebu Pacific Seat Sale came around, I immediately hit "Sear ...
It all started with just a normal conversation, "Tara punta tayong Bohol." Then, there I was looking for a promo fare and impulsively booked a trip to Bohol for three (Me, Carla, and Ken). Since were on a budget we're doing a DIY trip (as always); there's a lot of things to do in Bohol but since we're just staying for a short period of time we just did what we can to maximize our stay and here's what we did on our Bohol trip.
Day 1 ??" Bohol City Tour and Alona Beach Strolling
Call time was 3 AM for our 8 AM departure from NAIA (OA talaga sa aga, ayoko matraffic); from Bulacan to Pasay; ...
We really enjoyed our day in Bohol. We started off our day by catching a ferry from Cebu to Bohol. We had a driver for the day to take us around to all of the main attractions.
We first stopped off at the man made forest. This forest is full of mahogany trees and a great place to stop and take photos.
We then moved on to the Chocolate Hills. The Chocolate Hills are located in central Bohol. There are over 1000 of them. At the end of the dry season, the grass turns a chocolate brown colour and that is how they get their name.
Next up was the Tarsier Sanctuary. I was really lookin ...
Bohol? Bohol is actually not just about the Chocolate Hills and the endangered Tarsier.
Panglao Island is a part of Bohol which is small enough for you to be able to go to amazing places in just 2-3 days.
Public transportation at Panglao is actually not that easy however "habal-habal" or motorcycle rides are being offered by the locals and you can also rent a motorcycle for 500 pesos a day if you have your driver's license with you. There are also some van rentals that are being offered by some travel agencies with or without a driver, I'm just not sure about the prices but I am sure th ...
Bohol's an unforgettable tourist haven. The air is fresh and clean, a contrast to the constant smog permeating Manila air. The waves in Alona Beach a soothing cacophony to lull frazzled nerves. The lush, ever-present greenery, a sight for sore eyes for people used to facing computer screens almost everyday. It's a refuge for the tired soul, a place to rest and recuperate ??" one I highly recommend.
My friends and I went there September 2016, alight on a plane with promotional tickets. Roundtrip airfare from Manila to Bohol typically costs Php6,000+ [via Cebu Pacific Airlines], not includin ...