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Region VII: Central Visayas

Bohol Beach Club, Panglao Island, Bohol

A beach umbrella on the island Panglao, province Bohol

Region VII consists of the provinces Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor. Regional center is Cebu City.

Major tourist attractions are Bohol, with its chocolate hills and cute tarsier animals, and Cebu City.

Highlights of Cebu

Posted by on 25 Jan 2012 in Central Visayas (Region VII) | 0 comments

Highlights of Cebu

Cebu City is the capital of the province Cebu, and regional center of the Central Visayas. The surrounding metropolitan area, known as Metro Cebu, is the largest in the Visayas, and one of the largest in the country, with a population of 2.3 million. It is the economic hub and the main port of entry of the Visayas. Cebu City was the original capital of the Spanish East Indies. Later they moved the capital to Manila. Metro Cebu is well equipped for tourism: There are beautiful white beaches on the coast, hotels, restaurants and resorts to suit...

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Highlights of Bohol

Posted by on 1 Jan 2012 in Central Visayas (Region VII) | 0 comments

Highlights of Bohol

The island (and province) Bohol is famous for its Chocolate Hills, but it has a lot more to offer – like beautiful beaches, cute tarsiers, floating restaurants, or old churches. Chocolate Hills Bohol may have a lot to offer to its visitors, but it is famous for only one thing: The Chocolate Hills. These hills are usually green, but they become chocolate-brown in the dry season. When they are brown, they look like giant chocolates – hence the name Chocolate Hills. Unfortunately, when we visited the dry season was over, and the...

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Photo Friday: Cebu

Posted by on 20 May 2011 in Adventures in the Visayas, Central Visayas (Region VII), Philippines, Photo Blog | 0 comments

Photo Friday: Cebu

In the Photo Friday series today: Cebu, a major city in the Philippines. If you like these photos, you should also check out Cebu in the gallery shop or visit my Cebu album on flickr.

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