“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
We were overly excited on our five days trip that we didn't even closed our eyes to sleep. Last May 4 to 8, 2012, me my mom and my uncle finally set our foot in the city of friendship: BOHOL
Chilling at the airport. Our flight was 5am. We practically slept in the airport afraid that our plane might leave us LOL. When we landed and check in at elportal inn, I noticed that my luggage number lock was changed..or the worst part is i messed it up. I didn't had a chance to change my outfit Grr.
Out first stop: Blood Compact
The Bohol Blood Compact is a replica of what happened during the “Sandugo”. Sandugo is a combination of the Filipino words “Isang Dugo” or One Blood.
The Blood Compact is considered as a tribal tradition and is the first treaty of friendship between the Filipinos and the Spaniards. Miguel Lopez de Legazpi a Spanish Explorer and Datu Sikatuna the chieftain of Bohol sealed their friendship by dropping a few blood in cups containing wine.Each of them drunk the cup containing each others blood as a sign of friendship
There are also photographer there who will offer you a souvenir photo for P50.00. Here it is...
Next: Baclayon Curch
I'm not a catholic but I think it is fascinating to visit old churches.Baclayon church is one of the oldest church in the country. They said that over 200 laborers construct Baclayon church using corals, hardwood and bamboos. Historians said that laborers used millions of eggs which they separated the egg white from the yolk and used it to cement the coral stones together.Amazing!
They sky was amazingly blue and clear.The church was renovated and restored many times. We didn't get the chance to see the museum though and even the dungeon for the wronged natives below the Church.
One of the mystery of Baclayon Church was the face of Fr. Pio which was imprinted on the side foundation of the Church.Fr. Poi became famous when he was the first stigmatized priest in the history. I remember watching a movie called stigmata, where All 5 wounds of Jesus appeared on the body of a girl. They said it was the same thing happened to Father Pio.can you see his face?
Inside the church.
It was so old that you can even see few bats roaming around.This is an ancient place.Baclayon church was built in 1727.