I had a fairly long travel day leaving Boracay by plane to Cebu and then from Cebu to Tagbilaran (Bohol) with a fast ferry (2 hours). I started at 08:30 and arrived at Alone Kew Beach Resort around 16:30. I was tired and hungry so that night I had a quick swim in the pool, dinner on the beach and a few beers playing 4 in a row with the bartender.
Next day I went on a long trip to see various attractions on Bohol. That included a statue of the spanish making a blood pact with the natives, a 450 year old church, the tarsier, a dinner on a river boat, the chocolate hills, a man made forest and crossing two bamboo hanging bridges. It took us 7 hours completing all that and boy was I tired.
The tarsier is one of Bohols most famous attractions. This tiny nocturnal primate is so wierd you almost have to see it to believe it. The place where I met them was pretty much as I had expected it to be, but I was hoping to see them in a more natural environment. Would have been super cool if I had visited at night when they are really active cause they hop instead of crawl which looks really funny. But still it was a great experience.
I also did some snorkeling of the Alona Beach which was pretty good. The water was really shallow so I did feel a little too close at times. I also got my 5km run in on Alona Beach which was a little painfull as there where lot’s of crustaceans, shells and stones in the sand. Allthough there was no sunset over the horizon it was still very pretty.
On my last night I got an hours massage on the beach and they even convinced me to get a manicure and a pedicure! It was great fun tho. Each night I had seen a man walking up and down the beach shouting something I didn’t understand. So I asked the girls giving me the massage and it turns out he is shouting “Balut”. Here is a description of this from the wikipedia:
“A balut is a fertilized duck (or chicken) egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled alive and eaten in the shell.”
Well they convinced me to eat one and I must say it was absolutely horrible! Thank God I can say “been there, done that” now cause I very much doubt I’ll ever do that again. I did however get it on video and I’ll be posting the balut video dare when I get back home to Denmark.