Sweet as Chocolate Hills

Carmen / Sevilla / Antequera, Bohol, the Philippines

April 2 – 3, 2011

My 78-year-old mother didn’t balk at the 214 steps before her. She was as gung-ho to climb one of the Chocolate Hills as my sister and I.

Mom and the Chocolate Hills

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Food Porn and Our Daily Bread

Tagbilaran and Dauis, Bohol, the Philippines

April 1 – 4, 2011

The quickest way to a traveler’s heart was through his tummy. The province of Bohol, home of the Chocolate Hills, was not known for its food though. However, this cookie-shaped island and the adjacent Panglao Island, which looked like a crumb on the map, got me at first bite.

Mom, the Food Critic, in Dauis, Bohol

I was not much of a foodie. My gastronomic standards scraped the bottom of the food chain. I was with my mom and sister on this trip so at least I was assured of decent food, not my usual sustenance of street food when I was on the road. So I let my mom (the real foodie in the family) reveal her inner food critic.

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