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... She also told us that she was 40 but only looked about 30 so maybe scuba diving is the career to have! We found an alright room in Beach Rock Resort (1000/night air con) with amazingly friendly staff. We had a little walk around that evening, it's quite small although the actual Alona Beach town is bigger than most Filipino towns.
The next day was a recover from 2.5 weeks of non stop fun where we pretty much just relaxed, slept, wandered about, drank G & Ts ...
... Snake Sanctuary, which had earlier housed the largest python (named Prony) in captivity. Prony had passed away recently and we were able to see the length of the skin as well as its vertebrae.
We also met with two pythons that reside currently in the sanctuary for a photo shoot.
Our last stop for the day in Bohol, was the statue commemorating the Blood Compact. To give a little context, Bohol, was first approached by the famous ...
... spiders. A nice hike altogether and a trip to the Tarsier sanctuary to finish it off. After that I spent the day paddling on a kayak. ( a very calm experience after El Nido) Went to the waterfalls and nearby Loboc, choosing to stay away from the surely raucous activities of good friday. Now I have had a good time in Bohol and even though there is more to see, my second month is almost up. And theres always more to see in a country of 7000 islands.
... and hung out at their guest house before returning to the beach altogether for a paddle and a swim by which time the water had heated up because of the sun's rays. Later in the afternoon we packed our bags and headed to Tagbilaran to catch a bus from there to the port. We enjoyed time at the mall, looking around seeing some very random things including house models displayed to advertise housing properties for sale, couples t-shirts on sale and even large flip flops as ...
... look very cute (or creepy). The also can't move their eyes but can turn their head 180 degrees (quite a practical skill we think). Quite a unique experience to see these "Gremlins".
Last but not least we visited the Chocolate Hills – the ionic sight of Bohol. These over 1200 hills are very round in shape and a lot of them look quite brown (therefore the name). It was a unique place for some nice photos.