This is a huge, wonderful world and there are just so many places to visit, that most people have a list of things to do and places to see that they would like to accomplish during their lifetime. For most people, a trip to Europe might be the highlight of their life’s travels, but for others who yearn for something a little more exotic, Philippines travel just might be the ticket.
The Philippines is perhaps one of the easiest and most accommodating places to visit for many reasons. Most Filipinos speak English, and because of that, it is easy to get around, communicate, and get what you ask for. For being in such a beautiful, exotic country, it is a real treat to be able to get all the comforts of home while still feeling so very far away from what you are used to.
Philippines travel is also easy – both getting to the islands and travel from within. There are over 7,000 islands in the Philippines, divided among three main “groups” – Mindanao, Luzon, and Visayas. The more popular destinations such as Manila, Boracay Beach, and Cebu City are easily accessible and will only whet your appetite for more travel throughout the islands.
While you are partaking in Philippines travel, don’t be frightened to try some or all of the wonderful Filipino cuisine – no trip would be complete without sampling halo-halo, lechon, or lumpa (Filipino spring rolls). The cuisine, an intriguing mix of Hispanic, Asian, and American influences is very different from Asian American cuisine that you eat back home, but you will certainly enjoy it.
The tropical climate of the Philippines means that when it isn’t hot and humid, it will still be warm. The summer runs from March until May, while the Filipino winter (or coldest season) coincides with that in North America, December through February.