After visiting the Eskaya Tribe, we rode the bus for about 3-4 hours to get a glimpse of the Chocolate Hills in Carmen, Bohol. The Chocolate Hills is one of the most famous tourist spots in the Philippines. Green grass usually covers these hills but, during the dry season, the grass dries up and turns chocolatey brown. Thus, the name Chocolate Hills.
We were pressed for time, to be honest. And, it would have been more prudent if we had just skipped visiting Chocolate Hills altogether. But, most of the places we visited during our backpacking trip to indigenous tribes in the Philippines were places that my family is not familiar with. So, we thought that it would be a nice treat to visit the Chocolate Hills and get that turista shot. [READ: Exploring The Chocolate Hills of Bohol, Philippines]
We arrived when it was already almost dark and just in time for my favorite – watching the skies change colors! I took my time and cherished every minute of it. I love the colors of the sunset and how it makes everything surrounding it looks like magic.
It would have been great if we got the chance to stay there for a few more and enjoy the view. But, after a good ten minutes, Tara insisted that we go back down, fearing that we might miss the last bus to Tagbilaran.
And, the call made was a good one. I was only about done paying for my tricycle fare when someone from the other side of the highway called out “Tagbilaran!” Tara and I then hopped onto the bus and enjoyed the hazy blue and green.
Even if we only spent roughly 10 minutes here, I’d say that that was one amazing sunset chase at the Chocolate Hills.
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Updated on October 29, 2020. Originally published on January 13, 2013.