Going Home

After 5 days and 4 nights, I was finally returning home.  What began as apprehension to be visiting Bohol (by myself for the first time) to attend a seminar became reluctance to repack my things for the trip back to Cagayan de Oro.  I was excited to be going home, but for the life of me,Continue reading “Going Home”

Fireflies at a River

Have you ever seen a firefly? Because I grew up in a place with lots of trees, fireflies are not alien to me.  However, because of the continuing invasion of man into their natural habitat, fireflies are being driven out and are being forced to look for other habitats more suitable for their mating rituals,Continue reading “Fireflies at a River”

My Hotel in Bohol

It’s my first time to stay in this hotel, but I chose El Portal Inn not because its website looks good (though it does), but because it was recommended by someone else – a tour guide in Tagbilaran City, to be specific.  And I’m glad that I took his advice. Seems to me I’ll beContinue reading “My Hotel in Bohol”

I Really, Really Like Bohol

This is the third time I have come to Bohol.  The first was in 2007, with my cousin, her husband, my husband and my mom.  We stayed on Panglao Island and did the Countryside Tour.  The second time was last year (2010), with a group of tour guides, attending the First National Tour Guides Convention.Continue reading “I Really, Really Like Bohol”

My Goal: The Philippines

In a 1997 workshop I attended, I wrote down 100 goals and dreams.  One of them was to visit all the islands of the Philippines. The actual decision to do it came when we literally fell into the tourism business in 2002.  We were invited to join a public transportation group and I became aContinue reading “My Goal: The Philippines”