Looking for an exciting summer vacation where your hard-earned dollars go a long way and you won’t have a hard time communicating with the locals? Then you might want to book a flight to the Philippines. It may be hundreds of miles away, but the journey would be worth it.
Getting a good rest after the long flight once you reach the country is immediately possible with a short car ride that will take you from the airport to any of several world-class hotels near MOA in Pasay City. Refreshed amidst the best in class amenities, you can then plot your Philippine adventure right away. You will find out why this Southeast Asian country has become a favorite among tourists.
Here’s what you can expect to see, hear, taste, and experience in the Philippines:
1. USD > PHP
With the exchange rate hovering to more than 50 Philippine pesos for a U.S. dollar, there’s so much your money can buy here. Whether it’s street food or fine dining, groceries, or plane tickets to various tourist destinations all around the country, everything should be within your budget.
2. Virtually everyone speaks English
It doesn’t matter if you’re in the city or in a far-flung province, you will meet someone who understands English and can converse with you. This makes your trip anywhere in the country a breeze.
3. You can sing your heart out
The Philippines may not have invented it, but they sure took to Karaoke like no other. And it’s not just in Karaoke bars where you can sing your heart out, but even in the homes of locals where Karaoke machines are as ubiquitous as TV sets.
4. Authentic sisig and adobo
Yes, you will be able to get a taste of these world-famous Filipino dishes right from where they have originated. Sisig, especially, is a must-try if you want to know why the popular chef Anthony Bourdain thinks it’s the next big food trend in America.
5. Island Paradises
You have most likely read about them, especially on lists of the best islands in the world. A visit to the Philippines will never be complete without going to El Nido in Palawan, Boracay in Aklan, Panglao in Bohol, and Bantayan in Cebu. These are just some of the most well-known islands in the country. With the Philippines being made up of more than 7,100 islands, there’s always a spot just waiting to be discovered.
Now that you know more about the Philippines, it’s time to pack your things and plan your next vacation in this beautiful country.