Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Loboc River Cruise

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It was exactly a decade ago when I first visited Bohol, in 2002. Just last month, I had the opportunity to again visit this lovely paradise. Not much have changed in terms of the grandiose river and the rich flora that surrounds it. What I am glad about is how the tourism industry in the province have improved over time. I remember quite vividly that when we boarded the boats for the river cruise, we were just stepping on some stones on the riverside. And the boats were smaller then. Now, they have a designated area for boarding, paved, organized in an orderly fashion, with benches where people can wait for their turn. The area has been developed where there are now souvenir shops and other facilities. I extremely enjoyed the sumptuous buffet lunch we had at the cruise while enjoying a live band serenading us. Back then there were no live bands. Also, there is now an added attraction just floating by the river- a group of locals singing and dancing folk songs aboard a raft. It was fun especially that they invite visitors to dance with them, some tourists got to dance the Tinikling with them.

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I like very much this picturesque view of a home (above photo) made of nipa hut, a boat, and the trees. Looks very provincial, simple and peaceful. Loboc river cruise Loboc river cruise 6


  1. woah! i miss bohol. sana matuloy kami sa katapusan! :)

  2. What a great adventure! I like to visit Bohol too because of this post! Surely experiencing this cruise is a great help for those who wants to have a cruise ship careers philippines. Very informative and useful. Great!


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