In the forest in Bohol...
Jan 07, 2008
Jul 22, 2008
When the rain stopped, i did make it to the Chocolate Hills (which are green)...caught a bus for aboot 45min to get there. They are thousands of little hills (like 100m high) sprouting up all over in this area...something to do with eroison and it used to be covered with water millions of years ago, i can't exactly remember
. Everyone is soooo ridiculously friendly though. As i waited for the bus, 3 teenage girls came and sat with me, asking questions, all very curious and friendly. I am getting sick of certain questions as almost every single person asks me - "are you alone?" "you don't have any friends?" "where's your husband?" "are you single?" I always get those q's in moderation wherever i am but here in the Phillipines it's madness i say...they just can't imagine why i would come here alone...haha. Saying that, the tourist scene here isn't nearly as developed as in mainland SE Asia, like in Thailand, etc where it was everywhre. I like that though...still easy enough to travel with most people speaking some english, and so frinedly and i've had countless chats with locals when riding buses, or boats or anywhere really...and that's great! I feel like i have really gotten a feel for the people here and the way they live...
From the boat in Bohol, i grabbed a bus for an hour to head to this little retreat in the middle of the forest/jungle. It was a 15 min walk from where the bus dropped me off on the side of the road on this dirt road to get to these huts. It rained for the first 30 hrs i was there, literally..wasn't until the next afternoon that it finally stopped...thanks to Typhoon Frank. There were some heavy winds but mainly just rain so could've been much worst as it was in other parts of the Phillipines (more on that later). It was a great little place though, to get away and it really is away but still lots to do (if it wasn't raining)..but still a great place to relax, swing in a hammock, read, write.