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The Philippines

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  • Bohol – Chocolate Hills
  • Baguio
  • Cagayan
  • Negros Oriental
  • Puerto Princesa- Palawan island

Did you know?

One of the only southeast Asian countries to have a Christian majority where nearly 90% of the population is either Christian or Catholic.

 

TravelFood

  • Chicken adobo
  • Kare Kare: oxtail stew.
  • Kinilaw: raw fish salad.
  • Tapsilog: the King of the Filipino breakfast.
  • Halo-halo: the best Filipino dessert.

People so friendly that you will fall in love with every place you visit..

With over 7000 islands to visit with up to 5 different colours of sand, to choose from on the beaches.. what’s not to love?

Wherever you go in the Philippines you will be bound to find a great bunch of people who really care that you enjoy your time in their country.

Manila may be the capital but with so many people spread over thousands of islands, it really is a contrast of culture.

They have so many dialects and languages that when you go off track you will experience lots of cultures. Even the food takes on regional aspects.

Culture

The Spanish left a huge presence here with this country being controlled by them for over 300 years. This is still visible today with many churches and statues showing their legacy.

Both Americans and the Japanese occupied the country for shorter periods during the 20th Century before finally reaching independence in 1945 and also becoming one of the founding members of the UN.

Nature

From the untouched forests of the Sierra Madre mountain range in Zambales north of Manila to the beautiful areas in Mindanao the southernmost island in the Philippines. Nature is everywhere.

Food

Sometimes not as spicy as there fellow Asian cuisine but still has a style that is still worth trying. Pork is a staple food here and they love to cook it in many ways. Mix with peanuts to make a great sauce or fry as a whole pig. Many fresh fruits and fish are readily available and you can be sure of a great fresh taste virtually in every place you go.

The food is taken from the Spanish style as they colonized the islands hundreds of years ago and perhaps left more of there culture and food than with most of the colonised Asian countries.

Paradise Islands

You think of the perfect islands in Southeast Asia and you immediately think of the James Bond island in Thailand, Bali in Indonesia or maybe Borocay here in the Philippines but there are many islands that stretch along the whole of the archipelago that makes up the Philippines.

I have been to a few of the many islands already, but this time I want to explore more and visit some of the most tourist hotspots such as Cebu, Boracay and back to spend more time in Palawan

 

Travel Visits

  • Boracay
  • Palawan
  • Cebu
  • Manila
  • Mindanao

TravelWise

Finding the best time to go to the Philippines is very important. Situated on the Ring of Fire, means the islands are prone to natural disasters such as Earthquakes and Typhoons as well as Tsunamis. Given the level of destruction that each of these can do, it is worth planning your trip to miss the season when they are prominent.

TravelStay

  • Red Planet- Cagayan De Oro