Sorry for taking to long to post this 2nd half of Bohol and because of that, I’ll put it here a few words and some pictures from Baguio as well, ok?
But first things first: Bohol
On this second post about Bohol, I’ll show you a little bit of the night life in Alona Beach, some of the beaches I went while in Bohol and an awesome friend I did over there but I never got to know his name.
Since this new unnamed friend was the thing I liked the most on my 2nd day in Bohol, he will be here first LOL
This dog showed up running and demanding attention in the cutest way possible while I was on this amazing private beach somewhere in Panglao, according to the geo localization on my instagram, the name of the place is “Panglao Dumaluan Beach Resort“.
If you’re in Bohol the trip is completely worth it, costs only 25~30php to get in and has a really cheap and good restaurant, places for picnic, shower, free wifi, amazing scenario and THIS DOG! (actually, like I said, I don’t know much about the dog, so I have no idea if he belongs to the locals or if he was a visitor like me)
Here you can see some of the photos from this place and when you’re there, please give the fruit shakes a try! They’re a definitely a must-drink!
After a long and exhausting day working soooo hard on this beach, we went back to Alona since that would be my first time over there. Alona is fantastic, guys! Has everything you need and all the foods that you can imagine, from American burgers to paella, from Italian pasta to fresh seafood from the local fishermen. Everything tasty, cheap and with an amazing environment.
Gotta admit that most of my meals where eaten over there and all my beers while in Bohol also were drunken by the seashore.
And speaking fo beers, the nightlife is fantastic in Alona. But keep in mind that I’m a BAR girls and not a CLUB girl, ok? The amazing option of having a few drinks almost on the sand and meeting new people from all over the world was the best option I could ask for.
This ALUNA bar here is owned by this 2 french dudes who left everything in Europe behind, moved to the Philippines and now have this bar and a resort on another beach. Isn’t this the life you were asking for it? I would love to have the courage to do something like that, you know? Maybe someday…
Besides Aluna Bar there’s also another great option if you are looking for the same kind of bar but this time with food and an Australian accent: Birdwatcher.
Birdwatchers was where I had my last meal in Bohol, the burgers are not the best available but the price is great! Besides, there’s a appetizer made with jalapeños and cheese that is to die for!
Now the bonus info: Baguio
As many of you already know, Baguio was my last destination on my short trip to the Philippines.
Baguio is one of the coldest cities in the Philippines and it is located on the northerns part of the country on top of some mountains, and the height that gives Baguio the colder temperatures when we compare to other cities like Manila or Cebu. When I left Manila, it was 31.C and when I arrived in Baguio, 14.C.
Baguio is also famous for its hot chocolate! I wasn’t expecting hot chocolate in the south east Asia but it was amazing!
My first useful day in Baguio was great! I did everything a tourist can do: Mines View, the park, the lake, walked around the city and finish my busy day in a great pub over there.
Here are some of the photos of the Mines View Park and I’ll tell you about it in a second.
Mines View Park is one of the top attractions in Baguio and it should be on your to-do list once you go there.
The vew is fantastic, there’s one of the best corn on a cob ever, great atmosphere and everybody is selling everything! I mean, from food to flowers, from t-shirts to dildos. Yes: DILDOS! I don’t know if it is actually a dildo but it is a wood penis!
One of the things the got my attention was some folks wearing the tradicional Baguio’s native costumes, the Igorot. It sounds like a Norwegian Black Metal band, right? LOL But it is colorful, happy and very original! Take a look:
After this park, I got a cab and went straight to Burnham Park, a 32.84 hectare urban park located at the heart of the City. It was named after the American architect and urban planner, Daniel Hudson Burnham who laid the plans for Baguio. This park is also a former recreational base of the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines.
As you can see there was a massive amount of bikes and similar things been used by teens and kids on this part of the park. Really crazy and unusual! I loved!
Right after I left this park is was more than time to have lunch (it was almost 5pm) so I went to Red Lion Pub and to a Dinner next to it for lunch/dinner and a couple of beers.
If you’re in town, Red Lion has live music, loads of interesting people and a very nice staff! Great place to relax and catch up with friends over a cold beer.
Here are some more random shots from my walks and taxi rides around Baguio City! The town is great and I’m in love with the creativity of the Jeepneys’ owners!
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