My Driver

My Driver

Originally uploaded by mainelife.

My moto driver around the Chocolate Hills region of Bohol Island, in the town of Carmen. We road for 1.5 hours for a cost of only P180. I was planning to head for a different island yesterday, but when I arrived at the ferry terminal I found that a ferry was leaving for Bohol immediately. I arrived in Bohol after dark, which made navigation difficult. A Bohol-ian I met on the boat wanted me to spend the night at his house in Loay. He was a bit pushy and I wasn’t sure about him. When I got off the ferry, he and 6 of his friends somehow got me into a Jeepney and wisked me off. It happened so quickly I wan’t sure how to react. After switching buses twice, I jumped off in a busy market and disappeared into the crowd. I’m not sure what they had in mind, but I decided to go at my own pace. So far I have traveled Tubigon to Carmen, and from Carmen to Tagbilaran. I’m planning to stay the night on Panglao Island, where the beaches are notoriously white and beautiful. It is a nice break from the day to stop at the Island City mall and stroll around.

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  1. Jen June 9, 2006 at 12:40 pm #

    Definitely be mindful of your surroundings and be safe! What an adventure!

  2. Muttie June 9, 2006 at 4:33 am #

    Fabulous photos 🙂 You were right to follow your instincts and get away from anyone who is pushing you to do ANYTHING… Continue to be aware of your surroundings including the people! You are seeing so MUCH, I’m amazingly not really envious, but feel more happy to be seeing the islands through your eyes!

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