Nicole Aguinaldo | A fashion, beauty, and travel blogger from the Philippines.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

A Trip to Bohol: Fly The Way You Deserve with Philippine Airlines

Recently, I had the most pleasant opportunity to fly to Bohol on a hastily arranged four-day R&R. The thing with unplanned trips is that they more often than not push through and usually end up the most fun of all the trips you ever had. The downside is that getting things organized at the last minute usually causes a considerable amount of stress. Thankfully, if you're lucky enough, you get to fly with a "friendly" carrier like PHILIPPINE AIRLINES like I did so even if I was traveling on the busy long weekend from October 28 to November 2, they managed to squeeze me and Nicco in on the flights that we wanted. And since I only had a day before our flight to get tour tickets, I was stressing over whether I had enough time to do some last-minute shopping and run important errands. Well, it was all needless worrying as it turned out because all it took was less than 10 minutes and I was out of the Ali Mall Ticket Office with our tickets safely in my purse. Now, here's the thing - getting my tickets in a jiffy left me with more than enough time on my hands to shop, and as I would do during such situations, I over-shopped! So much so that the next thing on my mind when I got home was whether all my new stuff would fit into my luggage or whether I would need to pay overweight charges! Talk about #FashionBloggerTravelingProblems! Oh, but remember when I said earlier that traveling with a "friendly" airline is your best bet when you're traveling under duress? I wasn't kidding, because if you still don't know, PAL gives you 20 kilos free baggage allowance!

We chose the 2 pm flight to avoid the early morning traffic on EDSA coming as we do all the way from the north of the Metro. And we made the right choice because the next day, we got to the airport just when the counter opened to check in and had enough time to grab some coffee and a quick snack before it was time to board for the short one hour fifteen minute flight to Tagbilaran, the capital city of Bohol.

Needless to say, it was a swift and comfortable flight on the way to Bohol with the friendly flight attendants at our service! I also really loved the complimentary chocolate cake slice and coffee they served during the flight.

I've been to Bohol before, but it was a brief two-day trip that allowed us very little time to really explore and enjoy the beautiful sights for which it is known. One of the best things about this trip was not only did we have twol full days to visit Bohol's famous spots, we were also staying at the beautiful Bellevue Bohol, the most luxurious hotel and resort in the entire island. But more on that on a separate blog post!

We decided we'd make the rounds of Bohol's most famous attractions and our first stop was the TARSIER SANCTUARY.
Being the huge animal lover that I am, I was extremely excited to meet these little furry guys! I honestly couldn't believe at first how tiny they were! They were even smaller than my hand! As cute as they look, be cautious when visiting them because these little guys are easily stressed out. Being nocturnal, they don't take too well at the human intrusion during their bedtime. So make sure to observe silence and avoid a lot of movement when going around the sanctuary.

Imagine this. Cruising the river while enjoying a lunch buffet and a drink or two as you take in the lush greenery. The Loboc River Cruise is definitely a must when visiting Bohol!

More than a thousand quaint-looking hills that are green during the rainy season but turn brown in the summer.- the chocolate hills are the best known tourist destination in Bohol- and now I can see why! I can honestly say that going up more than 200 steps of stairs to reach the viewing deck even under the scorching heat of the early afternoon sun was worth it. The view is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking you'll ever see.

For our last stop in our Bohol tour, we went to the Bilar mandmade forest which is made up of a long and wide stretch of majestic mahogany trees! It was the perfect place for me to take some ootd photos!

Needless to say, it was a full day of sightseeing that left us exhausted but happy to have gotten to know a bit more about Bohol on this visit.The next day was spent enjoying Bellevue Hotel and Resort. I'll save the details about that for another blog. In the meantime, the next time I'm in this beautiful island, I promise to go off the beaten track and visit the lesser known but equally enticing attractions. Thank you PHILIPPINE AIRLINES for taking me to and from this short but magical journey.



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  1. Looks amazing!!! Can't wait to see the resort!

  2. The Loboc river cruise is always a treat especially since it comes with great food!

  3. Oh wow this is great. Thank for sharing

  4. Wow! this makes me want to visit bohol again soon! nice post po