I am so privileged to have availed a pretty much sponsored summer trip and finally set foot to what they referred to as the Jewel of the Philippines, the beautiful island of Bohol. The trip highlighted my summer this year. What made it even more special is the fact that I was able to travel with my family this time. In a little over a week stay, we were able to visit most of the popular attractions of the province including of course one of the country’s natural wonders – the Chocolate Hills. Every bit of our experience there was epic including that first dinner that we have had where we were being serenaded by a kid using his ukulele. Hmm… I wonder how it was with chromatic harmonica. Thanks to my brother and his family for giving us such wonderful getaway!
I actually haven’t started blogging about the places we’ve been in the province of Bohol yet. It sure is going to be a long tale.
Meanwhile, going somewhere new for the first time and bringing home nothing to remind you of such place is like a mortal sin to travelers. However long we wish to stay, we always allot time for souvenir shopping and in most cases, it happens the day before we leave.
Contrary to what most people say, not everything in Bohol is expensive. These ref magnets and key chains which I bought in a souvenir shop in Sagbayan Peak only cost P50 for 4. That I think is very reasonable and friendly considering where it is being sold. The beaded necklace and the decorative, coconut shell-made ladle costs P30 and P29 respectively – both I got from BQ (Bohol Quality), one of Bohol’s popular shopping malls.
Looking for souvenirs to take home in Bohol is not a pain. They’re all over the place. Prices may vary but you can always do bargain. 😀