When we went to Bohol, we booked our accommodation in one of Bohol's great hotels which includes the a day tour. The first part of our tour was Baclayon Church and Museum followed by Chocolate Hills Tour and everything on it's way. Now, let me share with you the our Loboc River Cruise.
|Loboc River Cruise|
The green landscapes around us adds up to the relaxing ambiance. After an hour, we heard a sound of waterfalls. It was indeed a waterfall. It was called Busay falls. Don't expect a high falls because it's not. The boat cannot go any further, in fact that's the sign of a return trip.
On our way back, more interesting things happened. Children were truly enjoying river. Without their clothes, these children will climb up a tree and swing themselves to the other end and jump happily.
This reminds me of the words of Michael Jackson, “And that's what innocence is. It's simple and trusting like a child, not judgmental and committed to one narrow point of view. If you are locked into a pattern of thinking and responding, your creativity gets blocked. You miss the freshness and magic of the moment. Learn to be innocent again, and that freshness never fades.”
So if you will ask me if I can jump naked into that river, I probably could. (*wink) (As long as there's no one around.)
|Children of Loboc River|
About 15 minutes away from our stop was a hut where local people prepared a little bit of entertainment for the tourist. They Filipino songs accompanied by few musical instruments. After two songs, the ladies stood up and dance which made the atmosphere more lively. They invited tourists to dance with them. They even taught the foreigners to dance the "tinikling". We even had a go and it was so fun.
After the tour, I can't help but noticed this church in front of a place where all floating boats are. It was the famous Loboc Church. It was one of the destroyed heritage churches in Bohol by October 15, 2013 earthquake.
On our way back to our service car, we gave ourselves a little treat by buying each of us a cone of homemade ice cream at The Buzzz Ice Cream. Hubby tried the durian flavor while I had the pandan flavor. If I remember it right, the cones were made of cassava making the whole ice cream experience a lot more interesting. The crispy texture was blending perfectly to the flavors.
|Durian Ice Cream|