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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lazy Morning at the City of Friendship » Tagbilaran City, Island Paradise Province of Bohol

Most people, if asked will not remember what they ate for breakfast. Maybe because it was unremarkable and routine - but I remembered this one, a simple carinderia breakfast by the Tagbilaran City Wharf.

We are on a tight budget so we always hunt the cheapest restaurant or carinderia. We asked our friendly driver to bring  us  to a place where we can have a cheap breakfast. There are fastfoods, but of course, we want something different. For backpackers like us, the hunt always adds excitement and fun to our travel experience and it always never fail us.


This is the first breakfast we had during our trip to the island paradise province of Bohol.
Chorizo, the Tagbilaran-style longganisa
We had pandesal, scrambled eggs, batchoy and cute little chorizos.

The picturesque Tagbilaran City Wharf
Group Emo at the Tagbilaran City Wharf
Before taking our breakfast, the picturesque city wharf caught our attention and decided doing some quick early morning camwhoring.
Awesome view of the City Wharf - yes this is still the Philippines
The wharf - a nice place to spend lazy mornings
The beautiful setting of the Tagbilaran City Wharf serves as the major insular port of entry in the Province of Bohol which mainly connects Bohol Island to Cebu City. Travelers from Cebu City can reach Tagbilaran City Wharf through fast crafts within an hour and a half only.

The backpackers, just landed
We arrived at the Tagbilaran Airport at around 7 a.m. and decided to take a peek at the city while waiting for our travel buddies on a separate 10:00 am flight.

Abby, Chuck and Anjho at the Souvenir Shop
Peanut Kisses, the most famous pasalubong from Bohol
The City is also famous for sweet Kalamay
Tarsier keychains, handicrafts and a lot more for pasalubong
Since we didn't have anything to do that early in the morning, we decided to take a quick morning city tour and do some pasalubong shopping, buy some stuff we need for the day and of course, city camwhoring after breakfast.

Quick Facts about Tagbilaran City, The City of Friendship

Welcome to the City of Friendship!
"Welcome to the City of Friendship," this is what will greet you on the welcome arc at the airport upon arrival. I only met a few people in Bohol, our driver cum tour guide, and a bunch of other tour guides and locals on our different destinations. I must say, yes,they are generally friendly. 

Tagbilaran is considered by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia as one of the eight (8) Philippine Dream Cities, along with Samal, San Fernando, La Union, Cebu City, Iloilo City, Marikina, Naga, Calbayog City and Surigao City. It was also recognized as one of the (20) "Most Competitive Cities in the Philippines" and "Pinoy Cities on the Rise" in 2005 and 2007, and First in the Quality of Life Category for the same 2 years, awarded by the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center. 

With its strategic geographic location, Tagbilaran City is the gateway of the booming tourism industry of Bohol province.Tagbilaran City is one of the most promising tourist destinations in the Philippines and is a jump off point to our main destinations like Panglao Island, Chocolate Hills, and the Loboc River.

Awesome place to have a lazy breakfast and start our Bohol tour! 


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More of our Bohol Tour on these series of posts





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Yodi de Veas Insigne is one of those delusional sorts who imagines himself a useful contributor to the greater blogosphere (Well, that's what he's trying to accomplish).

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