Part of our day tour in Bohol, Philippines is driving through a 2 kilometer of dense and magical Man-made Mahogany Forest in Bilar. It was also made famous because of a scene in a Filipino teleserye, which I haven’t seen.
You’d feel the magic the moment you enter it. Sunlight can barely filter in, creating a fairy tale like atmosphere. Of course, we shamelessly had to take photos and pose on a highway where one can literally get killed if not immediately alerted by incoming cars.
Then, because it was near, we dropped by to have lunch in a cruise through the Loboc River, where everywhere you look is green.
And to top it off, a quick stopover to traverse the shaky Tigbao Hanging Bridge. It was unfortunate that the group that went before us consists of recalcitrant boys that kept on jumping on the rickety bamboo-made bridge. The handrails were a precautionary installation that kept me standing and able to pose with a smile for one of the photographers on-site.
Through it all, it was exhilarating, a proof that I don’t have acrophobia indeed. To add, I came out with a bruised leg from banging it against a concrete step after alighting from the first stretch of the bridge. One would think that it should have been while on the bridge, but no… it happened off the bridge. Lucky me.