Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bohol Road Trip

The "Republic of Bohol" is how the Boholanos refer to their island; that is, more so with both conviction and pride than in jest. 

Bohol is the tenth largest island of the Philippines with a land area of 4,117.26 square kilometers (1,589.68 square miles) and a coastline of 261 kilometers (162 miles). 

To the west of Bohol is Cebu, to the northeast is the island of Leyte and to the south, across the Bohol Sea is Mindanao.  A narrow strait, Cebu Strait, separates the island of Cebu and Bohol, but the Boholanos strive to retain a uniquely distinct culture of their own.   Their language may be the same with that of Cebu, but the Boholanos had eventually debased it to create bol-anon.

Bohol's climate is generally dry, with maximum rainfall between the months of June and October. And of great interest, Bohol is very rarely touched by devastating typhoons. The scenic interior is cooler than the coast; thus, interior Bohol is indeed ideal for exploration.

But alas! Having your own vehicle for such road trip is highly advisable, because to date, the mass transportation system of Bohol remains quite undesirable for most visitors and locals.


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  1. That vehicle is dangerously overloaded! Hindi ba bawal 'yan?

    1. I don't think so, bertN, because the buses here can be just as overloaded. What makes these vehicles really frightful to look at is whenever their roofs are filled with school kids ... even during sweltering days or persistent rains.

  2. Wonderful! Friends were just there this past week....definitely another place to add on the ever growing list of places to visit! :)

  3. Love that top photo. Wonderful scenery.