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Behold Bohol! Enjoy promo fares and more as AirAsia becomes Bohol’s official airline partner once again!
Good news for tourists and locals looking for exciting travel destinations in the Philippines!
Bohol, a province that has always been so close to my heart, is known to be an incredible stop for a vast selection of attractions, activities and flavors — and getting there has once again become all the more better for all of us!
AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline, is Bohol’s official airline partner for 2018. The partnership which has been running for three years in a row now was formally signed by the Provincial Administrator Alfonso Damalerio representing Bohol Provincial Governor Edgar Chatto and the airline’s CEO Captain Dexter Comendador in a ceremony held this evening at Amorita Resort in Panglao, Bohol.
Oh, God…! I’ve been meaning to make this post as soon as I finish editing my entire vlog entry about my recent trip to Bohol to explore the beautiful town of Ubay and to attend the annual Sandugo Festival.
I didn’t anticipate that it would take longer than expected completing the vlog post since I had something like 5 days worth of footage to work on. Yikes!
So, instead of forcing the issue, I decided to just split the vlog entry into two parts. Pretty reasonable considering that this first part which covers day 1 upto half of day 2 is already about 20 minutes long (what???). Yup.
I had so much fun making this vlog entry mainly because I also had a great time during this particular visit. Kudos to the awesome folks from Ubay Tourism for making us feel right at home immediately.
Have you been meaning to visit Bohol to check out this beautiful province’s breathtaking beaches and wonderful tourist attractions? You’re in luck! There’s so much in store for locals and foreigners alike.
AirAsia and the Provincial Government of Bohol in partnership with USAID-COMPETE today formally signed a partnership agreement to promote Bohol as a premiere tourist destination for travelers in the Philippines, in the whole of ASEAN region and in greater Asia where the world’s best low cost carrier provides unparalleled connectivity.
Just a couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Bohol once again courtesy of my wonderful Philippines AirAsia family.
I’ve said it time and again… Bohol is like a second home to me. I’ve been to Bohol around over 6 times in 2016 alone — and I never grow tired of it. Bohol is just one of those amazing places that boasts of great tourist spots, wonderful food, exciting festivities and some of the warmest and most hospitable people around.
Our itinerary for this particular Bohol trip was the Ubi Festival 2017 which is celebrated annually, and a fun Visita Iglesia in January. I was actually also able to attend the Ubi Festival 2016 last year which was so much fun. Now, just to get the confusion out of the way… Boholanos spell Ube (Purple Yam) as “Ubi”. They also happen to be the largest growers of this root crop anywhere in the world, hence the festival in this province that was named after it.
The Visita Iglesia is also something that I’ve been eagerly anticipating on doing. Of course, Visita Iglesia season happens during Holy Week which falls between March and April every year, but it was great that we were given the opportunity to do it during our recent visit. Bohol has some of the most amazing and majestic churches in the country and has been a great destination for tourists and the faithful alike. Sadly, most of the churches in Bohol have been devastated or badly damaged due to the terrible earthquake back in 2013. During my frequent trips to the province last year, the local government together with their people, have been hard at work restoring and reconstructing these churches. This visit gave me an opportunity to see how their efforts are progressing.
Join me as we go on a Visita Iglesia as well as join the Ubi Festival 2017 through this photoblog. I also made a quick video of this trip which I embedded below as well. Let’s go! :)
I’ve been to Bohol countless times already. In fact, I’ve probably visited this amazing province 5 times in just the past year (2015) alone. I’ve fallen in love with this place not only for its wonderful beaches and the numerous activities one can enjoy, but also because of the warm, friendly and laid back Boholanos who are so easy to get along to.
Every single time I visit Bohol, I happily discover a new reason why this Visayan province is always worth traveling to. And this very recent trip of mine is no exception.
Over at Panglao Island, there is a spectacular resort that my wife and I stayed at that was just as relaxing as it was breathtaking. This beautiful place is called Amorita Resort Bohol.
Who would’ve known that ube could be used in so many dishes and in so many unusual ways? Some of you probably know this and aren’t surprised, but I sure as hell didn’t.
I love ube! A lot! But I’ve only learned to enjoy it in the most common and typical of ways. You can pretty much imagine my pleasant surprise when I discovered the various ways that ube can be prepared and enjoyed when I recently flew to Bohol to attend their Ubi Festival 2016.
Bohol is probably the province I frequented the most last year, totalling to about 5 trips. And during all those visits, never was I told that Ubi (this is how Boholanos say “ube”) was such an important crop in this place. So much so that Bohol celebrates the Ubi Festival annually.
The Ubi Festival is held every year to give importance to the crop that feeds Bohol and other parts of the Philippines. Giving it the value and recognition it deserves is a testament to the tremendous love Boholanos have for ubi.
White powdery sand as far as the eye can see… with crystal clear blue water that is just a beauty to behold.
Nope, I am not talking about Boracay. Surprised, perhaps?
I am talking about the seemingly undiscovered municipality of Anda, Bohol, where the breathtaking beauty of Anda Beach just immediately captures you and takes you in at first sight.
Imagine a public beach that has powdery white sand that stretches as far as the eye can see. And even further down the shoreline, Anda Beach boasts of sand that is arguably even finer than what is found in Boracay. It’s incredible, really.
During my recent trip to Bohol together with a couple of blogger friends and a few media acquaintances through the kindness of AirAsia Philippines, Bohol Tourism, the Bohol local government and USAID-COMPETE we stayed at the beautiful South Palms Resort Panglao.
Draped in a blanket of green that cascades into half a mile of white sand beach, the longest stretch there is in the entire island, South Palms Resort Panglao stands out with its unique blend of spectacular seascape, cool private villas and warm Boholano hospitality.
South Palms Resort Panglao is one incredible place. It is a sprawling resort with rooms lined up side-by-side along its vast ground, all situated beside the beach. It is far from those typical high-rise hotels that we have become accustomed to.
It is everything you are looking for in a resort and so much more.
My KTG family isn’t just all about food, travel and having a good time, you know. I love this rowdy foodie bunch because we try to find ways to be part of advocacies that we truly believe in.
Just as we have shown our support to victims of Typhoon Yolanda and documented our trip to Iloilo late last year, we have come together once again to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to show our support on the fight against ALS.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)—also referred to as motor neurone disorder (MND), Charcot disorder, and, in the United States, Lou Gehrig’s disease—is a neurodegenerative disease with various causes. It is characterised by muscle spasticity, rapidly progressive weakness due to muscle atrophy, and difficulty in speaking (dysarthria), swallowing (dysphagia), and breathing (dyspnea). ALS is the most common of the five motor neuron diseases. One of the famous victims of this disorder is Stephen Hawking.