I haven’t been traveling a lot lately hence the absence of anything but food posts in my blog. Fret not though, because I have awesome stories to tell from Bohol adventure last September 26 to 29.
Writing this a few weeks following the devastating earthquake that hit Bohol province is quite depressing. In my mind are the gorgeous sceneries and breathtaking sights, but on the flipside, it’s sort of replaced by images of rubbles, collapsed churches, and whatnot.
It’s really sad but I will try to relive the adventure in print. I hope no one takes offense.
Our adventure began on September 26. My good friend Renan (http://www.lostin.ph) and I met up and took the bus to the airport at 5AM. Our trip actually started pretty horrendously because someone snatched his wallet on the bus and we only noticed when we were in the cab on the way to the airport. He’s a freespirit and a hardcore adventurer so he pushed through because he also had cash in his bag.:p
Our flight was actually bound for Cebu so when our plane landed in Cebu, we dashed to the taxi lane to catch a ride to the Pier. We were trying to get on the 9AM fast ferry ride since the next one would be at 11. Luckily, Weesam Express was 10 minutes shy of leaving so we ran (yes! please tell your driver to drop you off at the ticketing offices, not the entrance to the dock) to the ticketing office and purchased our tickets. Then of course we had to run back to the port. Wheew!
At Weesam Express, a non-aircon roundtrip ticket will cost you Php400. However, we wanted comfort so we went with airconditioned “accommodations” at Php600. Roundtrip tickets are cheaper than one-way tickets, so I suggest you settle on a return date before purchasing. Then again, you can always reschedule the ticket for a processing fee of Php100.
It was my first time on a fastcraft and it was terrifying. It didn’t help that the weather was terrible. I tried to sleep it off but I kept waking up every 10 minutes because of the thunder-like sound the fastcraft would create whenever it collided with a huge wave. I was a nervous wreck the entire ride but I refused to let it show. I am only now admitting that I was terrorized by the “bangs” and “booms” that fastcraft made. 😀
Finally arriving in Tagbilaran, we were approached by a driver, Mang Boy, who offered us his van throughout our stay. At first, we were a bit hesitant since we wanted to get the cheapest offer but we were already tired so we eventually chose him. We were able to get 100 pesos less from his initial offer though, so it was okay. He was quiet, kind, and knowledgeable (aren’t all drivers? :p) of the place so we immediately felt cozy around him.
He drove us from the port to our resort in Momo Beach called Momo Beach House.
the Bohol adventure continues in the next blog…