|A tarsier, world's smallest primate.|
The first and most noticeable difference on this island is the lack of garbage. Most of the other places we visited were strewn with litter. Secondly, while poverty obviously exists here, too, no matter how humble a dwelling is the owners keep it neat and clean.
Most of the industry on the island is centered around tourism, first and foremost the divers that flock to the island for the crystal clear waters. Next week, I'm moving to Bohol to live for as long as the mood prevails - for the moment at a beach hotel. I'm very excited to jump into my first long-term stay.
Our adventure began with a taxi driver, Jereme, who talked us into expanding our tour from simply the tarsier preserve to a wonderful floating restaurant and river cruise. Tarsiers are the smallest primate on Earth, no larger than a man's hand and oddly cute beyond their enormous eyes.We trudged through a few hundred feet of jungle to get to them, a great experience.
|Van trekking through the jungle.|
|Alona Beach on Bohol Island|
|Small waterfall along our river cruise.|
Finally, Jereme, our taxi driver, had mentioned a small island off of Bohol where many foreigners come to dive. We decided to drive there too, and I fell in love with the area. I knew right away this would be the first stop in my search for a retirement haven.
I am very excited to finally make a move toward my ultimate plan and truly thrilled with where I'll be. The plan is to make day trips, perhaps once a week and really SEE this country. There are amazing places to be seen and I promise to bring you pictures from all of them.
|Jereme, our fabulous cabbie, sandwiched.|
|A floating culinary delight!|