We'd climbed up a series of steep steps to a viewing platform, saw the many moss green mounds stretching into the distance. Hot and sweaty, we found a quieter patch not filled with other tourists, all here to see the same marvel - the much advertised 'chocolate hills' of Bohol.
"Hummm...I think we may have come during the wrong season to see them in their full glory."
"Wait, I think I spot a brown one...see, just past the first two, on the right."
"Got it. Success - we've seen a chocolate hill! The others are still pretty impressive too though."
"Isn't that always the way? Even when something isn't exactly as we imagined it, it's still new and exciting."
"And that is why we travel."