I have noticed that the best moments are always beyond the boundaries: social, allowed, comfort etc. Once I step out of them, once I cross the line, miracles happen. That’s true, miracles do happen.
Today we took our motorcycles and rode 80 km from our beach in Panglao, Philippines across the bridge to the next island Bohol to see a miracle that the scientists still cannot explain – the Chocolate Hills.
These are more than 1000 cones that grew in the middle of the jungle and when the sun burns the grass, they become brown, like Hershey’s Kiss chocolates.
The trip was very spontaneous and the maps.me app said it was only 40 km far, so we went. Soon we found out that it was another 40 km to go and we kept going. We reached the place right before the sunset when everything started becoming orange and the sun was very tender. We went up the stairs to see the hills from a terrace and we saw a fence (read boundary). There’s so much freedom in the Philippines, so we just climbed over the fence and reached another level of the terrace where we were alone – just me and my husband. We were lying down on hot asphalt that was exhaling heat it took during the day. There was no other moment but that. Nothing else existed and we were enjoying the warmth, beautiful view and the moment.
I hope you enjoy my photography 🙂
Photographer: Vitaliy Pototskiy, Veronica Pototska
Retouch: Veronica Pototska
Location: Chocolate Hills, Bohol, Philippines