“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” –Jawaharial Nehru
Known to be the country with 7000 diverse islands, the Philippines is sure to be a country that would fascinate and enthrall you.
Apart from the pristine and picturesque white sand beaches that would beckon you to take a dip, the Philippines has a lot more to offer in terms of culture, history and even city life. Indeed, if you want to immerse yourself in an exhilarating trip that is sure to awaken the adventurer in you, the Philippines should make it to the top spot of your travel itinerary. You would be surprised at how much this country has to offer that spending just a week would not be enough to explore and savor all that it has to offer. Even if you stayed in the capital city alone and looked for things to do in Manila, even a day or two would seem inadequate. In any case, if you have ever wanted to immerse yourself in this country and marvel at its beauty, here are more reasons for you to fall in love with it:
- Incredibly friendly locals
The Filipinos are known to be a happy and resilient bunch. However, apart from that, Filipinos are also famed for their hospitality and to complement that trait, most of them are incredibly friendly. Upon arriving at the airport, you would notice how easy it is to get assistance simply by asking around. Moreover, cab drivers would try to make idle conversation with you and at times, would give you quick tips as to where to get and what to try. In fact, being in the Philippines is a lot like blending in as you would always be greeted with a warm reception wherever you go.
- Delectable exotic food
Filipinos are known not to waste any part of the animal when it comes to cooking food. In this regard, you can surely expect some of the most exotic epicurean dishes here. If you have the stomach for it, try the world famous balut which is a fertilized duck egg. It goes well with vinegar and is recognized a sex drive stimulant—an aphrodisiac if you may. However, if there is a dish you should never miss eating in the Philippines, it has to be the Lechon and if you want to try the best one, head on over to Cebu. Cebuanos make the best Lechon or roast pig where it needs no sauce of any kind to enhance the flavor.
- Beautiful Beaches
The Philippines is known for its powdery and white sand beaches. In fact, there is a likely chance that you are visiting solely because you wish to experience the beach and island life the country has to offer. However, while fine white sand beaches are the popular ones, the Philippines has sugary cream, brown , gray and even pink sand beaches. Some of the reveled and celebrated beach capitals are Palawan, Boracay Island and Cebu City. All three would boast white sand beaches that are akin to powder. However, if you are looking for golden and creamy sand then the beaches of Pangasinan would entice you to visit.
- Great adventures
Apart from indulging the thalassophile in you, the Philippines would also cater to the adventurers at heart. You can expect to trek to your heart’s extent and see breathtaking lush, verdant landscapes, jump from waterfalls, take a dip in hot and cold springs and even swim with the turtles and whalesharks. Indeed, there is quite a lot to do in this country simply to satisfy the adventurer in you.
- Party like the locals
You would be surprised at how vibrant the party scene in the Philippines is. Wherever you might be, Filipinos would always be down for a drink by the time the day turns to dusk and you would be surprised at how diverse the nightlife can be. While majority of the Filipinos would gravitate to Karaoke bars, some of them would love to dance the night away as well. Indeed, it really is more fun in the Philippines.