Thursday, August 25, 2022

Our Chillax Vacation in Bohol

We picked up where we left off in 2019 and chose Bohol for our first family vacation. We had no intention of doing the usual touristy stuff, so we selected a resort based on our needs. I wanted a resort that had a nice beach front. Sweetie dining places to be more accessible. And Miggy wanted a nice room with a comfortable bed. After doing a lot of research we decided to stay at Modala Beach Resort. 

Modala Beach Resort just opened it's doors last year. From videos we saw it had a nice beach front and it had a mall adjacent to it. We got a beach front room and was pleasantly surprised that we were given a really nice room with two double beds. It was also spacious and perfect for the three of us (we prefer staying in the same room whenever we travel). The room had the perfect view of Doljo Beach from the balcony. 

We always ate breakfast slowly. They had a lot of options for food (mostly Filipino) and the staff were all very friendly. Just a stone's throw away is the beach. We really enjoyed going for a swim. The resort also lent paddle boards and ginormous yoga mats for free (I think they also have kayaks). It really hit our need for some vitamin sea. 

Here's a short travel diary of our fun time in Panglao -

Here's resources on how we organized our vacation:

Modala Beach Resort

Cebu Pacific Air

Monday, August 15, 2022

Happy Tummies in Bohol

Our last family vacation in 2019 was in Bohol. We felt bitin, so we used Sweetie's travel fund to book a flight to Tagbilaran. Our main goal for the vacation was to chill, relax, eat good food and have some vitamin sea.

We chose a hotel with a nice beach front. It was a big plus that it had a mall adjacent to it. That meant we didn't need to head out just to eat. Here's where we ate --

Here's the list:

Mooon Cafe

Bohol Bee Farm

Rojo Grill & Bar Restaurant

La Vara

Gilligan's (we were so hungry we forgot to vlog!)

There are other restaurants in the area, but we chose those that had good reviews by Google Local Guides. You can find those reviews when you use Google Maps. 

Friday, July 22, 2022

Lakwatsera Pa Rin Ako!

I remember the day my friend, Sasha Manuel, took my photo against the beautiful beach front in Bohol. We were with blogger friends and hung out by the beach after our early morning attempt to see dolphins. I was trying to get a tan when Sasha told me she'll take my photo. I indulged since we were just relaxing anyway. 

Photo by: JayDJ

I know I haven't been updating this blog. Got super busy with work and didn't really have the time to blog. I told myself though that I would eventually share about the places I've visited. When I started this blog I thought I'd just be blogging about places I go to locally, but my itchy feet brought me abroad too. Now that I'm retired I've been able to slowly go through my collection of photos and memories. I've started writing about those happy memories in An Apple a Day. I usually post about travel on Thursdays and Fridays.

My family recently visited Bohol again. It's a favorite family vacation place that's why we chose it as our first vacay venue. And since we were in Bohol, the nice beach front reminded me of the Lakwatsera Ako cover photo. I jokingly told Sweetie we should recreate the photo. Well, we did! The second attempt nailed it and this is me now 15 years after Sasha took the original photo. 

Then (2007) and Now (2022)

I'm still the same person, just "well rounded" now and battle scarred from medical issues. But you know, life is meant to be enjoyed and as long as I can I'll continue to make happy memories with family and friends.   

Coming up: Happy tummies in Bohol!