Nov 8, 2016 – Nuts Huts on Bahol, Tarsiars and the Chocolate Hills

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A Tarsier

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After Ranah picked up a new pair of glasses in Cebu, we took a 2 hour ferry to Bahol and then bussed to Nuts Huts – a guesthouse where individuals stay in traditional huts plunked in the middle of the forest beside a river just north of Loboc. It was amazing!

The next day, we woke up early and ended up taking 3 jeepneys to get to Corella to see the Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary! We saw 4 of these super cute nocturnal creatures. You are able to get quite close to take photos as long as you are quiet and respectful. The sanctuary tour was shorter than we had imagined and can be completed in about 20 minutes, but overall it was great! The entrance fee is only 50 P (less than $2 Canadian).

On our way to the Chocolate Hills we rode on top of a Jeepney! The ride was much more enjoyable and cool compared to sitting inside. We had been aching to sit on top of one since riding in them in the north part of the Philippines. However, driving along curvy roads along cliffs had deterred us at the time.

The Chocolate Hills were very cool! According to my Lonely Planet book, the Hills “consist of more than 1200 conical hills, up to 120 m high. They were supposedly formed over time by the uplift of coral deposits and the effects of rainwater and erosion.” The Chocolate Hills were named after Hershey kisses. Ranah, Franki, and I shared some ice cream at the top and also saw a couple taking their wedding photos with a drone.

On our way back to Nut Huts we sang English music in the jeepney with all the school children which was a lot of fun.

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