Thursday, February 28, 2013

Panglao Island Itinerary (4D/3N)


08:00am Airport meet up
09:35am Depart
10:55am Arrive, Tagbilaran

11:20am Lunch at ICM. The Buzzz Cafe

12:00nn If you’re opting for adventure going to Panglao, Alona Beach, take mini-bus or jeep. Travel takes 45 mins.
01:30pm Check-In at your hotel's choice. Settled in.
03:00pm Explore Alone Beach, swim

06:00pm Dinner -
09:00pm Bed time

Where to Eat in Panglao Island

The Buzzz Cafe "of the Bee Farm"  
Rate: 5 (1 is the lowest, highest is 5)

Coming from the airport and looking for a restaurant to eat, do drop by at The Buzzz Cafe of the Bee Farm located at Island City Mall (ICM), Tagbilaran. They offer you free appetizers!
Chips with Salsa 
Squash Bread w/ Mango & Malungay Spread
Shrimp Salad
Blue Marlin w/ red rice and flower salad

Panglao Chronicle: Island Hopping

Chasing the Dolphins 

Day 3, we woke up early as we wanted to catch and watch the dolphins swim. We were advice that we will be fetch by 5:50am but our boatman was late and apologize for the delay. It was low tide and said they find it hard to pulled the boat to the shore but before the sun showed up entirely  we were already at the open sea. When we reached the area were the dolphins usually seen, we saw a lot of boat already waiting for dolphins to appear.  We thought that as we reach the dolphins territory, we will not be waiting for long for them to appear but we were wrong.  It appears that you have to have a lot of patience to wait for them to show and when they appear you have to chased them, hahaha! It was hard to distinguish them in the ocean as they are blending in the color of the water.  We were thrilled to see them in front of our boat and they swam in front of us. Some tourists were not fortunate  to witness them. When the chasing ends, we headed to Balicasag Island.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Panglao Chronicle: Discovering the Countryside

Day 2 ~
Discovering the Country Side

As I have said on The Adventure Begins, this trip was my 2nd time in Bohol, first for Raff and Pepsi. The tour started at 9:30am. 

First stop, Blood Compact or Sandugo.  It's a sealed of friendships between Spanish explorer Miguel Lopez de Legaspi and Datu Sikatuna, the chieftain of Bohol on March 15, 1565. 

The Blood Compact Monument

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Panglao Chronicle: The Adventure Begins

Before the end of 2012, my calendar for 2013 were already full of activities. Dates were marked with my races, training and travels. Most travelers plans their trip ahead because local airlines offered seat sale before end of each year and lakwatseros and lakwatseras were all eyes on the alert sale. For this year, my first travel was with my friends and team mates Raff and Pepsi. Destination? Panglao, Bohol!

The Hogwarts
We know it’s early for summer vacation but I think this is the best time to travel before the school semestral break start. It will be my first time to visit Panglao Island but it’s my 2nd time in Bohol.

And the adventure begins.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Conquer your limits: 2013 Vaseline Men Xterra Off-Road Tri Series
After staging successful series of off-road action events last year, Vaseline Men, the fastest growing men's skin care brand in the Philippines again challenges you to conquer your limits in the 2013 Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series.

Dubbed as the world's premier off-road triathlon event, the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series will kick off this year with the Vaseline Men XTERRA Championship Weekend.  Slated on March 2-3, the vent features exhilarating trail run and triathlon races that will challenge even the most seasoned athletes.  On its second year, Vaseline Men will again bring triathletes to the pristine waters and rough but picturesque terrains of Liloan, Cebu for mote exciting set of challenges.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Run United 1 2013 FAQs

How can I register for this race?

You can register for 2013 RUN UNITED 1 via online or in-store. To register online, log on to from January 21 to February 24, 2013. In-store registration is from February 4 to March 3, 2013.Race kits may be sold-out before the announced registration deadline. When this happens registration may be closed earlier than the said registration deadline.

Upon registration please check for your Unique Runners ID to expedite your registration process. Simply enter your last name or birth date to check with our database. A valid ID must also be presented for validation. For group registration, the designated representative must present a photocopy of any valid ID with picture of the participants.

Upon completion of in-store registration, you will receive the complete race kit. For online registrants, your complete race kit will be delivered within February 4 to March 3, 2013.

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