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Camille is a freelance ghost blog and web content writer. She's also a musician and an "Autoimmunee". She loves learning and sharing about how to live life with positive energy and meaning. www.expressedbycamille.com.au and www.autoimmunee.com
Published December 7th 2012
Floating restaurants and cultural dancing
If you head down to the Visayan region of the Philippines, you'll find a cluster of a few of my favourite islands in the Philippines; namely Cebu, Bohol and Negros Oriental.

Departure
At the docks before boarding


I went on my first tour of Bohol a couple of weeks ago and one of the most memorable parts of the trip was going on the Loboc River Cruise. Known as one of the main tourist attractions of the island, after my experience there I can see why it's so popular.

Departing the main dock where a group of river cruises operate, you are greeted by colourful floating restaurants. There are a few boats to choose from but they are all quite similar just differing slightly in menus.

The buffet had a yummy selection of Filipino cuisine


Tickets include a buffet lunch, live band entertainment and a couple of surprises along the way.

Bangkas traversing the river nearby


There are other ways to see the river, you can also hire a small bangka or outrigger boat, but I really enjoyed seeing the river this way. It's also a great opportunity to introduce yourself to the local culture. You get to try Filipino foods and watch some cultural dances on the river stops along the way.

Cultural dancing awaits at one of the stops along the way


The Loboc River Cruises operates all year-round weather permitting and tickets cost around PHP300/AUD$7 per person. I'd definitely recommended it to anyone thinking of going to Bohol or a beautiful island in the Philippines.

Cruisin'

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Why? A cultural experience to get you started off on a journey in the Philippines
When: All year-round; lunch and dinner sittings
Where: Bohol, The Philippines
Cost: PHP300/AUD$7
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