Hi everyone! I have been missing in action for last last few weeks and I know I failed to post fashion blogs. I have been hospitalized for a week and spent another week regaining strength because I have been seriously ill. I will not be elaborating about my illness since it is also not life threatening, but it inhibit me in doing fashion shoots. I am not sure when will I be able to do fashion shoot so I can post a fashion blog but I will be posting alternative blogs in the mean time. And what I will be posting today is my travel to Barili which is a town in the South of Cebu province.

Our Barili trip was very spontaneous and certainly not planned. My boyfriend and 2 other friends, decided to go on the very last minute. Well, unplanned trip is certainly the best.

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Our first stop is the Molave Milk Station. They sell fresh cows milk and ice cream here which is something I always look forward to in every visit on the South of Cebu.

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Next is the Tilapia Fishing Village and Restaurant. The activities you can do here is to go on fishing for Tilapia and swim at their public pool. Furthermore, you can also dine at their restaurant and order Tilapia, chicken and pork then have it cooked in your own preference. They also have rooms here if you want to stay overnight.

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We ordered nilagang manok bisaya, grilled pork belly and sinugbang tilapia. Boy, they cook really good here and the price is very cheap compared to dining in Cebu City restaurants.

 

Just close to the Tilapia Fishing Village is our friends’ family farm that we visited to see goats and ride ATV. Yes, my boyfriend has been bugging me about travelling to Barili because he want to ride the ATV at our friends’ farm.

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They have a lot of Calamansi plants and this picking is really getting serious.

 

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Their goat barn. I have not seen a lot of goat in my life and here they are, all kinds and sizes.

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Standing in the middle of the Papaya trees contemplating if I am going to pick one.

 

And just close to the Tilapia Fishing Village and our friends’ farm is the Mantayupan Falls. I love nature watching and I have been chasing Waterfalls since last year. Their beauty is just mesmerizing and I wonder how god came to create such an amazing sight.

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Mantayupan Falls has 2 levels and this is the first level with 3 small waterfalls.

 

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This is the second level with waterfall height of 98 meters. This scenic view is jaw dropping.

 

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Our last stop before we head back to the City is the Gustoso Pizza and Pasta restaurant as per recommendation of our friend. He told us that this is the best pizza house in Barili.

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It surely did not disappoint because their thin crust pizza is very delicious. We ordered Pepperoni Pizza, Ham and Mushroom Pizza, Spaghetti and Carbonara.

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Before I end this blog allow me to pose for my own #ootd shots.

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And meet the gang! My boyfriend and our 2 other friends, Alex and Mona. It was indeed a very productive rest day and we enjoyed so much! Thanks to this 2 for showing us around.

 

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Last September I went to Bohol with my boyfriend and his team. I was literally tagging along with them since he is very insistent in me going with them because he thinks he will not enjoy if I’m not around (so sweet!) and that it’s been a while since we last travelled together (as if we did not travel last July). Well, I guess my boyfriend now loves travelling just like me because it bothers him that he has been kept in the confines of Cebu City. I feel that way most of the time though. I was born to travel and I know I will be travelling for the rest of my life.

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We travelled to Bohol at 6 PM so we arrived at night, we spent the night in Panglao, so the photo that I took in Panglao happened the following day. I did not go for swimming either because we only have few hours and we need to prepare for the whole day tour.

 

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Our first destination for the tour was the Bee Farm. It was really beautiful in there but it was raining on the time of our visit, so I was not able to take pictures. But I did try their home-made ice cream Buko flavor, and god, it was to die for! The cone is actually a cassava cone so this is really something new. They have a lot of flavor to chose from, and I will try them all when I go back to Bohol.

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Nice table setting in the Bee farm Restaurant.

 

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Next is the Hinagdanan Cave. Team shot of my boyfriend and his team.

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This was taken inside the cave, the guide told us to pose like this so it looks like heaven opened upon us.

 

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The next is Blood Compact. In Tagalog it is called Sandugo and Bohol Blood Compact was a treaty between the Spanish explorer Miguel López de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna the chieftain of Bohol on March 16, 1565, to seal their friendship as part of the tribal tradition.

 

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Just in time for Lunch, we went to Loboc River and tried the cruise while enjoying our lunch.

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After lunch, everyone got tired due to what you might call Baboy Syndrome and got really sleepy so for some adrenaline, the next destination was Loboc Eco-Tourism Adventure Park for Zipline and Cable Car ride. I have already tried it before, so I did not try it anymore.

 

What I did was to pose for some outfit shot. Please excuse me.

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Next is the Man-Made Forest. It feels like I am not in the Philippines everytime I’m in here. It reminds me of the scene in Twighlight when they are in the forest, jumping from one tree to another.

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DSC_0827Our last destination for the tour is CHAP or Chocolate Hills Adventure Park because Bohol trip will not be complete without seeing the Chocolate Hills. This is really something new because I have only seen the the first Chocolate Hills viewing deck with I-can-no-longer-count-how-many-steps just to get there, and also Sagbayan Peak. CHAP is really beautful because it has garden and there are also activities you can do, but the view is just not as amazing as the first Chocolate Hills viewing deck. It was closed during our visit because it was under renovation. But surely CHAP did not disappoint either.

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Hope you enjoyed my little Bohol tour!

 

Outfit Details:


Dress: Divided by H&M
Cardigan: Belle Jean Clothing
Bag: Ever New
Shoes: Sanuk
Hat: Rubi by Coton On
Necklace: Swarovski
Bangles: Nima

 

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