Our adventure in Bohol continues! As respected travellers, we jumped on a scooter and started exploring Bohol. There are plenty of tours you can take up for a couple of thousands of pesos, but we prefer to save money and what is more important freedom! We went to explore Chocolate Hills. The Chocolate Hills (Filipino: Mga Tsokolateng Burol) are a geological formation in the Bohol province of the Philippines. There are at least 1,260 hills but there may be as many as 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres (20 sq mi). They are covered in green grass that turns brown (like chocolate) during the dry season, hence the name.
We did a bit of geocaching (www.geocaching.com), which is an outdoor treasure hunt which people have been playing for 16 years by now. Participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.
We saw Mahogany man-made forest stretching in a two-kilometer stretch of densely planted Mahogany trees located on the border of Loboc and Bilar towns. Before and after this man-made forest are the naturally grown forests of Loboc and Bilar which are thick with a kaleidoscope of green foliage, different species of trees and giant ferns lining the road.