It’s been a week since I came to the Philippines and I have come to the conclusion that this country is the PERFECT getaway… at least for me. I did use to live here so that might be the reason why – Or it’s simply because the country is so charming.
There are about 7000 islands and I’ve only been to a bit over a hundred of them, and I’m in love. I’m in love with the turquoise waters, coral reefs, waterfalls, cold and hot springs, caves, mountainous provinces… the list goes on. Plus, new hidden gems are being discovered all the time.
On this trip, I got to do and see things I’ve never experienced before which just proves that you never run out of things to do here. Even if I lived here for like 9 years and visit every now and then… there’s sooo much to see.
Having visited and lived in other countries, I can say with confidence that this one is worth visiting. Aside from its beauty, their culture is something I’m very proud to have grown up with. I often find myself missing simple things like just the way people are here. The hospitality is incomparable to anywhere else I’ve been. And the respect the people give and receive is amazing too.
Don’t even let me get started on the food. Food is my jam. The filipino term for someone like me? Matakaw. I know the local food isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. There are certain dishes I don’t necessarily love, and others I don’t even dare to try 😅. But Filipino food wins my heart. No doubt. It’s a good thing my mom’s into cooking all the food I miss all the time. There are also a bunch of exotic fruit which I LOVE, and can only be found here. And that’s ok, I’ll just have to crave it until I can come back for more:)