Friday, July 20, 2012

I ♥ Bohol: Tarsier, manmade forest and Chocolate Hills!

One of the main reason people flock to Bohol is to see the famous but endangered specie, Tarsier. It is considered to be the world’s smallest primate, measures about 12 centimeters in length.

It's so amazing to finally be this close with a tarsier whom I used to see only at the faded books in high school. They are so cute I wanted to put them inside my pocket! But beware, because these little creatures has suicidal tendencies. Camera flashes, being touched and super closed with them is not allowed. Tarsier are shy and nervous that's why when people are not careful, it may lead  with hitting its head against “objects” that can  kill it because of its thin skull.

Tarsier are solitary animals. They sleep during and active at night. They are adorable sleepy heads and I wish I could touch them! It was an amazing experience seeing the creature that made the Philippines more fun!

Bohol man made forest is a picturesque place that you should not miss!It is mainly composed of Mahogany trees about 2 kilometers stretched densely. It was a unique and relaxing site with its tidy road and forest. When you enter the  dense forest, you can feel the sudden change in temperature and the freshness of the air which is really, really nice:)

When you are in this magnificent area you will rarely see the sun and even if it is summer you still don’t feel the entire heat due to the shades from the branches and leaves. I salute those brilliant Filipinos who started this brilliant idea of preservation. This will definitely help make the Earth a better place to live in

Next: Chocolate Hills

When I was in High school, I always thought what would the real chocolate hills look like. Never in my wildest dream I will find myself standing up-close and personal with the Chocolate hills.
  Chocolate hills is truly one of a kind.  It’s  so amazing how the magical hands of nature made these cone-shaped hills. Up to this day, geologists haven’t reached a general agreement  on how the Chocolate Hills were formed. Amazing right?
 But, there are different  legends swirling around Bohol about the formation of the chocolate hills..The first one is that there are Two fighting giants who throw sand and stones at each other which lasted for days. The two giants eventually got tired and had forgotten to clean up the mess they had made.
The other one  tells a story of a powerful giant named Arogo  He  fell in love with Aloya,  a simple mortal. But then Aloya died,and left Arogo in so much pain and misery. Because of his sorrow he could not stop crying and giant tears fell down his eyes. When his tears dried, the Chocolate Hills were formed.

                                                                                         You have to climb these stairs to enjoy the magnificent view of the Chocolate Hills


 Laughing trip @ the chocolate hills
 Bohol country Side tour is an awesome experience! For just a day, you can see historical places, amazing creatures and magnificent views. It was such a fulfilling and humbling experienced for me.. reaching places I never thought I would finally reached .--Leah

 More post:
  Blood Compact and Baclayon Chruch
Aproriana, Butterfly Garden and Tigbao Hanging Bridge
Panglao Island Nature Resort and Spa

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