A pescetarian, thanks to a friend who corrected me after I said fishtarian, is what I became when someone dictates that you eat anything but meat on holy week.
That someone happens to be my mother whom I forever cast my undying love and devotion to until the day I die. My entire family was here last week and before I could go ‘Yey, great vacation!’, I was reminded of how strict and religious they are. It wasn’t that long that I conditioned myself to a week long solitude on reflection that is bordered on a conviction it was a great idea for them to come over despite the fact that I will be missing this huge thing in Bantayan Island for holy week.
Holy Thursday last week, I arrived at the port of Tagbilaran at 8am by Oceanjet Fastcraft. They have this promo going on that only charges P300 for your roundtrip going to Bohol and back. Very cheap, yes and almost all fast crafts that go to Bohol travel at the same number of hours. Thanks to my friend, Melgrace, for telling me about their promo fares.
The resort had a driver to pick me up who was carrying the resort’s banner on his chest. I went up to him and told him in hasty English that I wanted to claim my parent’s seat number at the ticketing counter and would he be kind enough to wait for me. He said, “Yis ma’am, I will wet here.” Wink.
My parents were already at Sherwood Bay Resort when I arrived fifteen minutes from the pier. The place was breathtaking!
Lunch during holy week consists of seafood and more seafood 🙂
See how tanned I am. haha.
Breathtaking Sunset at Sherwood Bay
My parents 🙂
You will immediately get a view of the infinity pool that seems to go on forever and the ocean just greets you with a vastness that reaches as far as your eyes can see. Vacations are blissful, yes, until the zen feeling I got after seeing all that was erased when my mom told me I only have 30 minutes to get ready for our Bohol tour. A tour! Just when I just arrived, they were already dragging me to go see the man-made forest, which by the way, is a total blah but great for photo shoots, the viewing deck that will show the entire chocolate hills grandeur, some python sanctuary, tarsier mini-forest, the Baclayon Church, and my favorite part of the itinerary, the Loboc River Cruise.
The newly constructed Loboc Terminal is now open to the public. Different kinds of buffet caterers to choose from that offers lunch plus the Loboc Tour for as low as P300 only. Oh well, I wasn’t crazy about their food – shrimps, pork belly, BBQ and vermicelli? I could eat those anytime. But I guess it was the whole cruise-y experience everyone was after.
More photos at my multiply site and
Hoh yes, we climbed that 200-step peak just to go see Chocolate Hills.
THE VIEW. Chocolate Hills 🙂
my sister Vanessa in her past life.
Lunch at Alona Kew, Panglao Island
This holy week is purely filial in nature. I love the resort we were in, too. Now that is a different story which I posted for TripAdvisor just to show my appreciation for Lisa Gomi, the resort’s owner, and Sherwood Bay Resort itself.
My family spent two days in Cebu after Bohol. That’s going to be a different post but here are the rest of the photos from that leg. Hahah. Till next. Toodles.
Hukad Golden Cowrie
Vudu with the sisters