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I don’t want to sound biased or promoting Philippine Airlines here, but as a traveler, it is so far my most preferred airline in the Philippines. I have rode the country’s airline flag carrier for several times already in my tours here and abroad. And so far, I’m loving it.
I’m not sure but I read once that the Boeing B747-400 is the Philippine Airlines’ largest fleet (please correct me if I’m wrong). So when I learned that it will be our plane when we went to Hongkong last February 2012, I really got so excited. It is so far the biggest airline we’ve ever rode on.
So how’s my experience on this plane? Call me a noob here but I’m overly satisfied. It is my first time to watch movies and play some games on plane. (duh!, oh yeah) and I will never forget it. The food is also superb and definitely their service. I was so shy to take a picture inside the fleet so there was only one but I made sure that I could capture those important pieces of this experience. See my photos below.
What I like about Philippine Airlines is that when they say it’s a SALE for a week, they really mean it! No hiding of real price and promotional propaganda. So if you’re looking for some real deal on airfare with travel period from Nov to Dec 2011, you might want to look at Pal’s PayDay Special first and then compare!
Our trip in Bohol is our first stop for domestic/beach travel this 2011. I’ve always wanted to go to this place to see the Chocolate Hills but I was surprised because it doesn’t only have the amazing hills, it is also gifted with a beautiful white-sand beach — the Alona Beach.
As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, we got our ticket from PAL’s downpour deals. Our 2-day tour was hosted by Choco Tours(Google them), a local rent-a-car based in the province. We had the Panglao tour on the first day and Bohol Countryside tour on the second day. All costs us Php 7,100 including the airport-resort-airport transfers. They gave us black Toyota Vios. Maybe a little higher than what other travel agencies offer but we think it’s worthy of the price! We are very pleased with their service. And I should mention our tour guide/driver, Kuya Jun because he has been very nice and volunteered as our official photographer during the entire tour. Good thing, we never had to carry and set up our tripod. =)
We left Manila on Wednesday when typhoon Juaning is expected to arrive. We were actually a little nervous as there have been canceled flights on Tuesday. Good thing, our flight was not delayed and we arrived safely in Tagbilaran. I really love flying with PAL!
And so… the weather in Bohol is unexpected since we are expecting strong wind due to typhoon. BUT, it’s sunny yet not too hot. Our entire stay there is magnificent. We really enjoyed the view, the weather and the people. Indeed, Bohol is the City of Friendship!
Our Panglao Tour commenced as soon as we arrived in Bohol. First stop was in Dauis Church. You should try the healing water from Mama Mary’s well. They only accept donation. After drinking, we realize it really has healing power.
Then we went to Ostrich farm, Shell Museum
Then, we had our lunch in Bohol Bee Farm.
We then went to Hinagdanan Cave
Our next stop was in Panglao Bell Tower
And the last destination for day 1 was in Alona White Sand Beach…
We stayed in Panglao Regency Resort, also in Panglao Bohol. Watch out for the pictures. The room costs only P1,800/night but no included breakfast.