My Hometown's Pride: Isla de Gigantes, Iloilo

There are hundred ways and reasons to express happiness, for me travelling, exploring and blogging are my few definition of enjoying life, maybe for some drinking coffee and having a good read would be a simple joy or a conversation with a friend might complete the day of a person. It varies, I must say but at the end of the day what matters most is you appreciated LIFE and thank you Lord for that.

I’ll start with saying “I really miss blogging”. Most of my time was occupied preparing for my “ultimate goal to date” to conquer half Ironman, a 70.3 miles triathlon race in Cebu and I’m happy to share to you Guys, I just did. Going back, as promised to myself, here I am blogging and let me introduce my hometown’s pride Isla de Gigantes.

The province of Iloilo would be the highlight of my first quarter escapade and my first blog entry for the year 2015, a quite late but worth the share.
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Alona Beach of Bohol: Young and Hip

“ALONA BEACH, 250 meters ahead" stated in the signboard and I whispered to Ate Tracy “let’s sprint to the beach”. She agreed happily and we excitedly followed the rocky road off to our first destination.

One of the famous beach front of Bohol offers dynamic key attraction to all the tourist in all walks of life, nationality and age generation from high end hotel accommodation to budget friendly inns and transient houses, fancy restaurant, grilling stations and affordable budget meals as well as the rental of top of the line boat to shared packages of Island Hopping. All for the comfort and luxury is beyond reach, just interact with the locals to get the best deals of what you wanted to avail, just be courteous by showing respect and always show that smile.

Virgin Island of Bohol: “Save the best for last”

Right after my first encounter with the sea turtle of Balicasag Island, our tour guide maneuvered the vessel bound to our final destination – The Virgin Island.

The said Island is also known as Isola di Francesco. It’s a private owned isle with religious statues installed in the north-east portion. One noticeable feature of the Virgin Island is the long powdery shoreline with shades of blue and green crystal clear salt water plus different sizes and colors of starfish scattered in the sands.

Hinagdanan Cave: Journey in the Middle Earth

My lust for adventure level up the day I arrived in Bohol. The longing feeling of executing the itinerary that I’ve researched and finalized will finally be in reality, it’s been a while “YES” but the long wait is worthy as I explored one of the Philippines’ finest Island.

As I’ve mentioned in my first blog entry Road to Ecstasy: The Amazing Bohol Adventure. Luzon was experiencing storm surge the day after we left Manila. Bearing our pursuit to discover and to feel happiness, Ate and I travelled bound to Bohol with optimism and prayers.

“Hello Sunshine” I whispered quietly the moment my skin was touched by the inviting heat from the sun. God answered our plea, fair weather in Tagbilaran perfect for indoor activities and tours.

Flip Higher: Dolphin Watching in Bohol

There’s an overjoy sensation whenever I’ll do Island hopping, the morning breeze from the sea and tickling brace of the mighty sun plus the sight of the inviting bluish salt water are the package of having an awesome adventure.

I’ve started my day two in Bohol with my Ate Tracy having an optimistic vibes. According to our tour guide there’s no guarantee if the Dolphins of Bohol will show to us. Praying and hoping, we began our journey in the middle of Bohol Sea for the greatest search of our lives, to wait the dolphin appears and spin in the air.

Turtle Sighting in Balicasag Island: Overjoy Experience

As we’re heading in the western portion of Balicasag Island I am wondering why our boatman is slowing down the speed of the vessel. Suddenly he deep dive and disappeared underwater. Without second thought I followed him in the water. What I saw next relieves all my life stresses and gave me the sweetest smile to date.

Finding Nemo and Friends: Fish Feeding and Snorkeling in Balicasag Island, Bohol

I bet you’ve already seen the animated film Finding Nemo, in connection with my blog entry let’s just say I had a close encounter with Nemo and Friends underwater.

Right after our successful and joyful dolphin sighting somewhere in the vast Bohol Sea, our boatman informed us that we’re heading to Balicasag Island to do snorkeling, fish feeding and turtle watching.