Bohol Travel: The River, The Bridge and The Trees

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.

Man-made Mahogany Forest in Bilar, Bohol
Man-made Mahogany Forest in Bilar, Bohol

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.

Man-made Mahogany Forest in Bilar, Bohol
A quick solo pose at Man-made Mahogany Forest in Bilar, Bohol
Man-made Mahogany Forest in Bilar, Bohol
Posing with the friends at the Man-made Mahogany Forest in Bilar, Bohol

Then, because it was near, we dropped by to have lunch in a cruise through the Loboc River, where everywhere you look is green.

Through the Loboc River, Bohol
Through the Loboc River, Bohol
Loboc River, Bohol
Green everywhere at Loboc River, Bohol
Panoramic view of Loboc River, Bohol
Panoramic view of Loboc River, Bohol

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.

Tigbao Hanging Bridge, Bohol
Finding my balance on the shaky Tigbao Hanging Bridge, Bohol
Tigbao Hanging Bridge, Bohol
With my friend, JP, on Tigbao Hanging Bridge, Bohol

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.

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