What comes to mind when you hear the word: Philippines? Is it, by any lucky guess, home of Miss Universe title-holders? (Peace). No kidding. What do you think about the Philippines? Does hearing the word get you excited, thrilled? Or somehow, you get scared? In the first place, what is there to fear about going to the Philippines? Well, you may have heard through the news about some bad stuff that have taken place in this country. And this is, perhaps, what makes you undecided to book a plane ticket, right? Now, let me tell you something you have to know.

The Philippines Is A Safe Country

I am telling you this because I am from the Philippines and I know my country by heart. There is no denying that there are bad souls lurking somewhere, waiting to take advantage of the vulnerable. But isn’t it not true to other countries as well? Overall, let us not keep our focus on the bad elements no matter which country we are in.

What would it be like to just drop all of that judging as good and bad? More than you realize, when you set foot in the Philippines, you will definitely experience tons of wonderful stuff.

Fish, Fruits, and Fun

Being an archipelago composed of approximately 7,107 tropical islands and islets at low tide and 7100 at high tide, the Philippines is perfect holiday destination for diving and island hopping. It is blessed with incredibly beautiful world-famous white-sand beaches, natural hot springs, & fish resources. Not only we have abundant supply of fresh seafoods, but also we have rich diversity of export-quality fruits.

We Speak English

As long as you know survival English, you can get around all by yourself. Not surprisingly, in the Philippines, everyone can speak the English language. The people are naturally friendly too. If we spot you needing help, we offer our assistance even before you ask for it. This is true.

You Are Welcome

If you have never been to my country, you are missing out a lot. I promise, it’s safe. In fact, you can see expats almost everywhere. For many Europeans, South Koreans, Japanese, and Americans, a Philippine holiday adventure is a trip of a lifetime.

If there is something else you need to know or perhaps you need someone to guide you around, I am just an email away.

Take care.

Posted by:Kenjie Suarez

Ken currently lives in China working as an ESL teacher. When he is not teaching, he builds websites and writes blogs. He also helps teachers obtain a TESOL certificate and get a teaching job in China.

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