What To Expect In The Philippines, For The New Travelers,
Welcome to the traveling mode, Let’s talk about traveling in the other side of the World. When I start my traveling I don’t have idea of what is the other country may offer me. But you know what they say, if you don’t try you will never find out. So I decided to be part of a traveling world. My husband & I, we love to travel. And every time we travel, we searched first about the country before we decided to jump into that plane. And I see many people are always curious about their destinations country.
I am originally from Cebu City Philippines, I will give you a travel tips about my hometown Philippines. Because it is very important to all the travelers to know their destinations country before they dive in. It is very important to learn a little bit about the country, the expenses, the culture. I can always relate on my fellow travelers, because I know we want to be safe & comfy when we are in other country. Have you decided your travel destination yet, specially this summer, I recommended you to include Philippines, in your bucket list. What to expect and see in the Philippines. There is a lot to see, and their is a lot of things to expect too.
Philippines maybe you heard a lot of good and bad side. But don’t worry Philippines is safe and very fun country. i’ll give you a little tips about this country. For me Philippines is always my number one country, maybe because this is my hometown. But I guess not only because this is my hometown, Philippines is a very beautiful country too. Very nice tropical weather and not so expensive.
What to expect in the Philippines for the new traveler
Beautiful 7107 island: Philippines has 7107 beautiful island, all the island has different things to offer for the traveler. All of this beautiful island has a very white beaches. One of the famous island in the Philippines that you don’t wanna miss if you travel in the Philippines. One of this island is Palawan, Boracay, Camiguin, Siquijour, Bohol, Malapascua, Bantayan Island, and more. imagine if you wanna see all of this 7107 beautiful island I think 1 year is not enough. All of this island not only the beautiful beaches its also offer you a different kinds of adventures. You can also visit this resort, Fortune Island , Baler Aurora
7000 mountainous in the Philippines: This mountains is not that small and some of this mountain is active volcanoes. But some of this mountains is very safe for travelers. This mountains is very unique and very breathtaking views. If you visit Philippines specially for the first timer travelers I recommended you to climb some of this mountains. I am very sure you’ll enjoy the adventures, you can hike on some of this mountains. Mt Maculot, , Mt Maynoba , Mt Lobo , Osmenia Peak , Mt Banahaw , Mt Daraitan .
Festival once a year: Festival is famous in the Philippines every year, All the festival in the Philippines is about Cultural and Religious. It is very beautiful to watch them dance very gracefully with their beautiful colorful costumes. here is some of those big Festival in the Philippines. Sinulog festival , Dinagyang Festival, Ati – Atihan Festival, Pahiyas Festival, Masskara Festival, Panagbenga Festival, Hot Air Ballon Festival, Kadayawan Festival, Ligligan Parul Festival.
The Clothes are Too Small for Many Foreigners
I met my husband in Cebu, and we went to get him some new tee shirts. He was looking for something with a lighter (more breathable) fabric for the warm weather. He is a size large, but they were much to small. When he went to try on an XL it was still too small on him. We had to search for awhile before we found a 2X tee.
This is also true for women. I met a friend from the U.S. who is a plus size 3X, but she couldn’t find anything to wear over here. She was looking for some cool sportswear but we never had any luck in the sizes that she needed. So be forewarned that if you need plus size apparel, then be sure to have what you need with you.
Here is how I helped a friend find Plus Size NBA jerseys when she was traveling abroad.
Tips & Advise For New Travelers In The Philippines
Once your plane landed in Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport. You should go to get your cash, and make sure your cash is changes like 500 or 100 peso. Don’t carry big amount of money with you, Because the taxi cabs might never give you changes if you pay 1000 peso. Once you are outside of the airport make sure to find a miter taxi cabs or yellow cabs. Note Manila Airport is very busy, and there is not many taxi stands so you need to be smart and act like you been in the Philippines many times.
If the driver ask you, if your first timer or have you been in the Philippines before. Just answer yes many times. Be sure to search your hotel location, so you know where exactly your going, don’t let the Taxi driver fool you. Make sure your hotel has a safe deposits box, It is very important for your own safety. If you go out bring only little money with you. Put your id, credit card, in your boots. Leave all your important things in your hotels safes deposits box like passport, ATM, and all important things. If you are single man be careful of the Filipina in the bar, be sure not to drink to much.
Maybe the next morning you end up homeless. It is very important to be careful than sorry, don’t fall in love on the girl on your first time seeing her. Make sure to know her better and I think honesty is very important either good woman or bar girl if you accept them that is good. Note: if I were you its better to go in Cebu City than in Manila. Its more safe in Cebu city and less traffic. Manila is very heavy traffic, half of your vacation time is going to be in the middle of stop lights hehe. But that just my opinions, It is up to you. You can also visit Davao City, Me and my husband visited Davao City last year. I
actually love Davao City it is very cheap the food, you can explore the Public Market awesome fresh seafood, Fresh fruits, Fresh vegetables,. Only one time I was afraid there, When me and my husband go to Samal Island and it happens the kidnapping there. But I still think it is safe to travel there, just be careful and stay in the city much safer. Okay guys I hope this little tips would help you, Good luck.
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