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Do's and Dont's When Travelling in Philippines

Just like how it is when you travel to any other country, there are several do's and don’ts that you have to follow if you want your journey to the Philippines be fun and hassle-free.

Do make sure that you always have your passport, ticket and other identification documents with you when you’re traveling in the Philippines because you never know just when you need it.

Do ask if there’s a curfew that’s implemented in the city you’re staying at. There are some cities in the Philippines who still enforce curfews on its people to ensure peace and order.

Do try to hire a car that you can drive when you travel to the Philippines. Traffic is heavy and slow in most parts of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, and it would be better and easier for you to kill time in the comfort of your own car.

Commuting is quite difficult to master in the Philippines so even if you don’t have a driver’s license, do consider hiring a driver to drive you all over the city.

Do make sure that you exchange your currency with that of the Philippines (Php) as there are only a few shops and establishments who accept foreign currency as payment. There are a lot of money exchange establishments all over the city so no need to worry that you’d have a hard time exchanging currencies.

Do make it a point to visit all the popular places of the country like the following:
Boracay – Found in Aklan, Boracay is said to possess one of the best beaches in the whole world.

Mayon Volcano – Travel to the Bicol region of the Philippines so you’ll be able to see for yourself the perfect cone shape of Mayon Volcano.

Banaue Rice Terraces – Be impressed with what’s described as the Eighth Wonder of the World. And to think, these rice terraces were made by men themselves years and years ago!

Surigao – A province of the Philippines that is starting to make a wave in the tourist world, literally and figuratively as it’s known to be a good site for surfing.

Avilon Zoo – Found in Rizal, Avilon Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the country and wherein you can view a lot of rare animal species.

Don’t hesitate to ask natives for directions or any other form of help when you’re troubled about anything. Filipinos are known for being warm, hospitable, approachable and friendly to tourists so there’s no need to feel shy.

 

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