Bohol, Philippines

Spent a lovely five days over CNY with the hubby, just relaxing. It will be my last trip for quite a while, as we’re going to relocate in about 5 months or so, so there really is no budget for that kind of expense. Not going to disclose where we’re moving just yet, as I don’t want to jinx it!

Bohol is a nice island, though it was apparent after the second day how poor some of the people were, which made me a little sad.  I figured if I can get a haircut at a midrange salon for about 1USD, I’m considered well off.I liked staying near the city of Tagbilaran as it was nice to see locals and their everyday hangouts, and it provided more eating (and cheaper) options. Staying near Alona beach can get semi-isolated, unless that’s the sort of holiday you want.  Try to rent a motorbike if you can, or get a jeepney, taxis usually cater to tourists and are expensive, even by western standards.  We took a jeepney back to our hotel from the city for about 80 pesos, whereas a taxi would cost about 250 pesos, which is the equivalent of 6 USD for less than a 10 minute ride.
Some random photos below:

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