The Monster Travels: Bohol

It’s good to be back! Not that my cell phone has gone mad again for me not to blog but I don’t have anything to write at all. Actually, I am feeling really lucky nowadays. My 2017 is going smoothly so far and I hope it’ll last for a long time. I already bought a laptop for me to work and write easier, jeez finally! If I just really save up, I can come up with something. Same goes for travelling, if I earn enough, I could travel enough and Bohol is the first for this year and this time, I am going with Jason’s family.

We departed via Lite Ferries at 10PM last March 24 and arrived at the Port of Jagna before 5 in the morning of the next day. We didn’t get off the ferry right away since the van which would tour us will arrive at 7.

Witness sunrise inside the ferry.

Someone didn’t get a good sleep with the waves.

Baby-sitting Abby.

We got off at 6 for us to go sight-seeing around the pier first and buy Kalamay, a sticky and sweet delicacy which is famous in Bohol.

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The Monster Travels: Cebu (Last Days)

You’ll always know your trip is a memorable one once you just can’t get the scenes out of your head. Same goes for me, I just can’t forget my Cebu trip with Jason and 2 months have already passed since it happened.

We didn’t have plans for our 5th day except our dinner treat for Daddy Bench at Lantaw. My mother highly recommended the place as they serve awesome dishes with a view of the sea and the stars as your roof. But before that, me and Jason went back to the Mactan Shrine first to buy souvenirs for our friends.

Nope. He never knew I took a photo of him and by the way, we were wearing the shirt I bought in Oslob.

Daddy Bench was pretty busy with his schedule of mass that day. He actually wanted to bring us on a museum just around Lapu-Lapu but he can’t fit it in his schedule. But it’s okay, we already had so much fun all thanks to him. We thought we should at treat him to dinner just like what I just stated earlier. So we went to Lantaw Floating Restaurant together with my cousin Charlie and his girlfriend after we attended Daddy Bench’s last mass of the day.

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The Monster Travels: Cebu (Day 4)

It was the day I’ve always been waiting for ever since we arrived at Cebu. It was never on our itinerary since I know it would be a long ride and maybe it would cost much. But luckily, Daddy Bench gladly offered. To spill the beans, what I’m talking about is our trip to Oslob where the place was famous to tourists because of the whale shark watching which the locals were proud of.

We were supposed to depart at 5 in the morning however, Daddy Bench had a mass so we end up leaving the convent around 8AM.

The one who’s really excited was Jason because it was one of his dream to visit the place (aside munching burgers at Burger King lol 😂). When I told him about Daddy Bench’s offer, I wished I had my phone on my hand to take a photo of his face full of delight.

I knew that whale shark watching ends by noon and when my watch said it was already 10:30 and we’re still a few miles away, I started to panic but still we managed to arrive at 11 and started to change and attend their briefing right away.

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The Monster Travels: Cebu (Day 3 at The Taoist Temple)

The Temple of Leah was definitely a worthy place to visit and as a continuation of our third day in Cebu, we were supposed to go to the Sirao Flower Farm however, as I’ve said on my previous post, it was already starting to rain so we decided to have lunch at JY Square Mall first. But after lunch, my Daddy Bench said that the road to Sirao might be a little muddy due to the rain so we went to the Taoist Temple instead. It’s not a bad idea either because I know this place was lovely as well.

It was actually my second time at the Taoist Temple since I went there with my fellow IT Students for a field trip when I was still in college.

Here we go!

This tall gate welcomed us but we’re still a few steps away from the Temple. I guess, few was a little bit an understatement because the truth is, we still had to face their staircase which I forgot to count, I was actually catching my breath 😂 But when we reached the Temple, I thought that staircase was worth it since every structure was breathtakingly beautiful.

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The Monster Travels: Cebu (Day 3 at The Temple of Leah)

Hey there! I know this is a bit too late already since our trip was over a month ago however I still have to share my fun experience since, well… it’s definitely fun for me! 😂

If you are asking what’s keeping me so long, first is, I’m too distracted with the anime I’m in love as of the moment and I’m having a post of it when I’m done with my Cebu escapade.

I was really excited for our itinerary of our third day. Daddy Bench said we’ll start our tour at Temple of Leah in Busay, Cebu which was located a little too far from where we are staying at (Mactan Parish Church).

You mad, Kim?

From left to right: Kim, Jason and me and that’s John Paul at the back


Welcome to the Temple of Leah!


Nope, that’s not Leah 😂

My Daddy Bench ❤

Thumbs up! 👍


As you can see, it’s not yet entirely ready but I tell you, coming here is definitely worth it. It feels very romantic and it’s as if the place allowed me to time travel. Charot! But I swear, you can give your eyes so much delight for just 50php for the entrance fee!

Please enjoy the rest of the photos! 😊

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