I was quite fortunate to have been invited by a group of folks -- developing Bohol’s various eco-tourism projects -- to join them to a sightseeing trip to Lamanoc Island in Anda, located in the eastern part of Bohol, about a three-hour-drive from Tagbilaran City.
Suffice it to say, Lamanoc Island is to Bohol what Mt. Banahaw is to Laguna – a place steeped in mysticism and mythology that would have certainly fascinated both Margaret Meade and Joseph Campbell had they known about it.
The guide awaiting us at the island was Mang Porting. His knowledge of Lamanoc’s mystical tales was indeed impressive; however, negotiating the island’s treacherous limestone terrain on a sweltering tropical heat made it difficult for me to truly absorb many of his enchanting tales.
Be that as it may, I am confident that I will be visiting this island many more times in the future; I’ll definitely take notes and blog about it as a continuing series. Consider this photo essay a mere glimpse of what’s to come.
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