Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Half Day Bohol Tour Part 4: the Loboc River Cruise

The essential trip to Bohol would not be complete without having at least these items: tarsier-sightings, viewing the Chocolate Hills, and going on the Loboc River Cruise.

Our cruise started from Loboc town. One can also have as jump-off point Loay Bridge. A group of around twenty can charter a floating restaurant  with lunch or dinner served buffet-style, with a singer serenading the passengers throughout the hour-long trip.

The people of Loboc are a a musical lot, the town being known as the musical capital of Bohol, and its Children's Choir is quite renowned, with wins both here and abroad. Our guide told us that many in Loboc are either singers or adept in musical instruments, or both.

the ubiquitous papaya
a glimpse of the convent of Loboc church, the Church of San Pedro,
the second oldest church in Bohol

our cruise begins

a salad of seaweed, chopped tomatoes and onions


fresh coconut topped with hibiscus

the view was awesome

i hope the riverside remain lush when you visit 

at this point the boat headed back

we stopped by for some song and dance

some of the members of our group joined the fun

back at the docking station

nipa palm trees

the fruit cluster of the nipa palm, used as decor detail in the floating retaurant

bye bohol--hope to see you soon!

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