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Tarsier Conservation Area in Bohol

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One of the highlights of Bohol, with a spot on the 20 Peso note, is the noble tarsier.  These little guys are impossibly cute and are a must see stop on Bohol.  I mean, who can look at those eyes without feeling a little pang of love in their heart?  Let me tell you that they’re even cuter in person. Beyond the tarsiers themselves, what really impressed me was the care that the new Tarsier Conservation Area takes in regard …

Baclayon Church in Bohol, Philippines

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Baclayon Church is the oldest church on Bohol and the second oldest church in all of the Philippines. I won’t claim that it looks new, but the old girl has been kept up remarkably well given that she’s going on 300 years old right now. Not only that, but she’s still the star of the show as the church is one of the stops on the standard (but worthwhile) one day tour of Bohol. There is a museum of the …

Beauty and Deceit: Snorkeling at Balicasag

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Alona Beach and the waters near it are world famous for diving and snorkeling and it’s not hard to see why.  The water is beautifully clear and there are copious reefs scattered about the area which offer places for fish to see and be seen.  This is why the beach itself is absolutely littered with dive shops offering anything from multiple day scuba excursions to mask and fin rentals so you can just wade out into the water on your …

Photo of the Week: Sunset at Alona Beach

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Though sunset over the beach is often nice, the scene we found on Alona beach when we arrived was nothing short of spectacular.  The sky was ablaze in beautiful shades of orange, yellow, and pink where the coulds moved in front of a fragile blue sky.  I have seen many sunsets in my life, but few I will remember more than this one.

Found in Bohol: Husband Day Care

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For all of the troubled wives that feel they have no time for themselves, an enterprizing bar near Alona Beach offers the answer: Husband Day Care.  It leaves you free to pursue all of the shopping, manicuring, and scented-candling that you desire without having to worry about someone hurrying you out of the store because the game is about to start.  Sounds like a win-win to me.

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