Where the Sky meets the Sea - Bohol Adventures Part 1

This is my first travel blog. Hope I would do justice to this very beautiful place.

A day after our official field work was finished, my officemate (Mami Sielle) and I prepared ourselves for a short trip around Bohol. Our itinerary:
1. The Blood Compact
2. Baclayon Church
3. Man-made Forest
4. Chocolate Hills
5. Simply Butterflies
6. Loboc Tarsier
7. Loboc River Cruise
8. Biggest Python

We rented a car (w/driver) for P1,800 to tour us around the place. Our first stop was the site of Datu Sikatuna's and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi's Sandugo (Blood Compact).


Quick Fact: The Sandugo is performed by making a small cut in the arm or breast of each party. Two or three drops of blood from their arms are mixed in a cup with water or wine. The drink is then divided equally between two cups and drank by each party.

Destination information:
Classification: Historical Site
Cost: none
Activities: Picture-taking

After a short picture-taking session, we continued our journey to our next stop-over: Baclayon Church.


The church is one of the best-preserved Jesuit church in the region. It is also one of the oldest church in the Philippines, having been built in 1727. It is made of coral stones with egg whites as cement.


Baclayon Church also has a museum with impressive amount of liturgical materials. However, the museum was still closed when we arrived there (7 am).

Destination information:
Classification: Old Churches
Cost: P25 for the museum
Activities: Sight-seeing, Picture-taking


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