Friday, July 30, 2010

THE EXPLOITED CAVE OF HINAGDANAN IN BOHOL

Hinagdanan Cave in the town of Dauis, Bohol got its name because of the "Hagdan" or stair built on its narrow but deep entrance. The cave serves as refuge to the Filipino revolutionist during Spanish Era and also a source of water of the locality that time. Now, Hinagdanan is considered as dead cave.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

VISITING IN THE FAMOUS TOWN OF LOBOC IN BOHOL




BOHOL: Two Days Amazing Adventure

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Have you been to Bohol? If not, this post can give you an idea on where to go and what to do in this Amazing Island. Bohol, the 10th largest island in the Philippines, is considered to be one the country's tourist destination. Thousands of tourist from different parts of the world come here every year. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

SAMAR-BOHOL: My Travel Path

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Afternoon of July 23, 2010, after a successful training in Maqueda Bay Hotel in Catbalogan City, Samar, I boarded a public utility van (Grand Tours)to Leyte's capital, Tacloban City. I spent a night in the regional office for it's dangerous to travel at night considering the distance and terrain of the area. It takes 2 and a half hours travel from Catbalogan to Tacloban. Five o'clock in the morning when i woke up. 

After packing up my things I went to the Duptours terminal and boarded a coaster( larger than van) to Ormoc city. The coaster departed at around 7 am and we arrived at the pier of Ormoc at around 10:30 am. I immediately bought a ticket but only to know that the latest trip had just left minutes ago and the next trip will be at 1:30 pm. There's nothing I can do but to wait.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

PTEROMECHANOPHOBIA

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Pteromechanophobia, aerophobia or aviophobia anyway you call it, means fear of flying in an aircraft like plane, helicopter, etc. That's what happening to me nowadays. I've been flying for more than 3 years, some people were get used to it if been flying that long, but it's different in my case. Maybe, my mind is too imaginative that I imagine most of the worst scenario of a crashing aircraft. Sudden stop of the engine or engine failure, explosion, plane-wrecking turbulence due to bad weather, human error on landing are some that I imagine every time I'm boarding an airplane. My heart pumps over the normal bps, my hands sweat even with the cold temperature inside, that's what happening to me aboard the aircraft. Strange noises on the plane added work to my heart and lungs. They say that plane crash is a one in million probability, but there's a probability isn't it?Imagine soaring at a speed of 500+ kph, what do you think will be after? I can't imagine! My mind's negative imaginations maybe triggered by some news about plane crashes. For instance, 3 cases of plane crash happened in a month in different countries, how's that?



Truly, it's a miracle if you have survived a plane crash, unlike other land or sea crafts there are more chances of survival. What if you're on that situation? Horrifying screams will be the last you can hear.
Second reason of my fear maybe my family. What will happen to them if I'm gone? I love my family so much that I can't live without them. And last reason maybe "thanatophobia"or fear of death. Most of us do have this, only few doesn't.



I wish I could overcome these fear......





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SAN JUANICO: Bridging People, Places and Cultures

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Constructed in the year 1969, San Juanico Bridge is so far the longest bridge in the Philippines with a total length of 2200m and 41m high. It is considered to be the most beautifully-designed bridge that connects the provinces of Samar and Leyte. Just 11 km away from downtown Tacloban, All vehicles bound for Samar and Bicol are passing the bridge. The bridge was one of the beautiful things that the Marcos regime has done in our country. Before, I only watch this magnificent bridge on books and tv, so I wish I can take a closer look and walk on this bridge from end to end. And that wish came true.
Here I am now, walking on the longest bridge in the country. A bridge  which everybody want to experience walking on it. Especially when you're on the highest part, you will  experience a slight quake every time a vehicle is passing through the bridge.  

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