At Night, Loboc River, Bohol.
I really have a lot of backlogs…saw this one in the drafts and I wondered why I missed publishing this post, one with this lovely photo of one of Bohol’s famous rivers, Loboc’s shores at night. The windows and passageways illuminated with green and yellow lights was a sight to behold. We cruised here during our trip to Bohol, if I remember correctly, that was the second night…we then headed to one of the floating restaurants and had dinner there.
Buffet at one of Loboc's Floating Restaurants.
Can’t remember now what the food served were, but there surely was a whole roasted pig (lechon) and other Filipino dishes that made us really full. Burp! Despite being the only child with us, Matt was so behaved and cooperative, we both enjoyed the trip. We were, as we say “sabit” for this trip since hubby was invited and we tagged along as he requested anyway. Given the chance, we’d surely love to visit Bohol again, stay at Peacock Gardens and have a sumptuous dinner at a floating restaurant…
Little boy’s first plane (small plane) ride was last year, on our trip to Bohol. He was so excited that inside the plane he was wiggling and looking out the window-the other passengers (thank God, they’re our friends) smiling and looking at him with amazement.
We arrived at the Peacock Garden resort (Bohol) and had our photo immediately taken.
-Loving this mm badge:
Just one last shot before going back home. At the gardens with my very colorful umbrella….ella ella.
Goodbye Peacock Garden, we hope to be back soon!
(At the Lobby)
We attended an event on one of our evenings at Bohol. It was Mr. Hans Schoof’s birthday, he is the owner of Peacock Garden Hotel.
The motiff is blue so we somehow dressed for the occasion.
With daddy by the bar. Taking the opportunity to take photos while there are no guests yet.
As mentioned earlier, Mr. Schoof bought most of Dr. Jose Rizal’s stuff in Germany and brought them at the Hotel. Behind us is the sofa he used in Heidelberg, Germany.
This is the buffet were we often had meals, Riverwatch Floating Restaurants in Loboc. Loboc is one of Bohol’s major tourist destinations, the river plays a significant role in the history of Loboc before the Spaniards established the town in 1602. The early inhabitants made homes along the river.
It was in the 1980’s where ideas to promote the river as a tourist destination started. Right now the river hosts small bancas or floating restaurants waiting to educate the tourists of the beauty that is the Loboc River.
A selection of tasty dishes of soup, seafood, fish, meat and vegetables. And for dessert, an array of fruits and different varieties of rice cakes (bibingka, suman, malagkit, puto) are served.
The cruise starts at the docking station near the Loboc church, winding up the river until reaching Busay Falls. With musicians playing Boholano songs, between the beautiful scenery and the delicious food, the ambiance is just perfect.
Lechon (whole roasted pig) is a staple.
To learn more about wonderful food experience at Loboc, please click here.
A visit to Bohol is not complete without seeing the Tarsiers, the smallest mammal there is.
As per wikipedia, Tarsiers are haplorrhine primates of the genus Tarsius, a genus in the family Tarsiidae, which is itself the lone extant family within the infraorder Tarsiiformes. Although the group was once more widespread, all the species living today are found in the islands of Southeast Asia.
Tarsiers are small animals with enormous eyes; each eyeball is approximately 16 mm in diameter and is as large as their entire brain. Tarsiers also have very long hind limbs. In fact, their feet have extremely elongated tarsus bones, from which the animals get their name. The head and body range from 10 to 15 cm in length, but the hind limbs are about twice this long (including the feet), and they also have a slender tail from 20 to 25 cm long. Their fingers are also elongated, with the third finger being about the same length as the upper arm. Most of the digits have nails, but the second and third toes of the hind feet bear claws instead, which are used for grooming. Tarsiers have very soft, velvety fur, which is generally buff, beige, or ochre in color.
They are nocturnal so it is always cautioned not to be too noisy when around them. Little G was so amazed that this one he is looking at is actually moving (he often sees them as keychain lol). He named this tarsier Shem.