Philippines Travel Guide

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Philippines Travel Expectations

If you find yourself fascinated with what you’ve seen and heard so far of the Philippines, we’re here to tease you further with details of what to anticipate when you do go ahead with your plans and travel to the Philippines.

The Republic of the Philippines is no doubt a beautiful country that has a lot of delights to offer to any kind of tourist. A country located in the southeastern part of Asia, the Philippines is made up of more than seven thousand islands and is populated by beautiful, warm and olive skinned people who are happy to welcome foreigners to their land.

Almost all Filipinos are able to speak English so if you fear that your Philippine travel plans would be marred by language problems, cease your worries then. And if you’re from China or Taiwan, you’d also be delighted to know that a good majority of Filipinos are also descended from native Chinese and most of them are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and Fookien. In fact, they’ve built themselves their very own Chinatown in the middle of Manila.

In the city, riding the kalesa or a horse drawn vehicle is always a lovely experience to have as you tour the historical spots of the country such as Luneta and Intramuros. You may also use the kalesa if you want to check out Ongpin, the home base of the Filipino-Chinese community.

In the provinces, one of the unique experiences you could try is riding a carabao – the equivalent of workhorse for most Filipino farmers.

If you find yourself longing for the sight of white, powder-fine sand, coconut palms and crystal clear waters where you can swim, surf, kayak and perform other aqua sports, there’ no limit to the beaches that you’d find when you travel to the Philippines.

Boracay is no doubt the best known of all beaches but you won’t find yourself dissatisfied with what other beach paradises in the Philippines have to offer such as Surigao and Palawan.

On the other hand, if you find yourself yearning for a taste of the city life of the Philippines, fly back to Manila and join the night scene. Do bar and restaurant hopping to enjoy all sorts of entertainment offered by the capital city of the Philippines.

There are a lot of malls to choose from for your Manila shopping needs and at night, you could opt to check out stand-up comedy bars which are right now very popular with the youth.


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