Important Traveling Tips For The Philippines

So, I’m from NC.  I decided that since I’ve been traveling for years now that I should write an article about these foreign countries I’ve been to.



These days, it is possible to fly to anywhere on the planet within twenty-four hours, and one destination that has become increasingly popular is the Philippines. Situated in Southeast Asia, this is a gem that is just waiting to be discovered. It consists of over seven thousand islands and all of them are located in a tropical climate. Many of these islands are tropical paradises with small populations, if any. This means there is a lot of choice. For those who like buzzing metropolises, there is Manila, and for those who enjoy beaches, Boracay is the destination.

As the Philippines is located between Taiwan and Indonesia, it means that the only way to get there is by flying. This means a few hours in the air, even if taking-off from Singapore or Hong Kong. Most tourists come from much further afield, such as the USA and Europe. To ensure that the travelling is enjoyable, there are a number of travelling tips that can be used when going to the Philippines.

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The girls in the Philippines are amazing.  They are basically half Asian and half American.  It’s really wild how they look and how they act.  They do everything that you could possibly want them to do if your’e on vacation!  It’s pretty cool to just hop on a dating site and have 30 girls message you within an hour.  That’s actually what happened when I was there and after the first time I made a profile.  There is a review of Filipino Cupid that will explain all of that to you as well.  Get out of here and go look at it.  All I can do is tell you.


The first of these is to take great care when booking a flight. Many people tend to use comparison sites, and then opt for the cheapest available flight. This is not always the best option. A lot of flights to the Philippines can mean changing planes en-route. If a direct flight is not available, then never select a journey that involves more than one stopover. Also, stopovers need to be kept to between one and half hours to four hours. Any shorter, and problems can occur with delays with the first flight, longer and the journey can become a chore.

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There is usually some confusion with driving in the Philippines, as an international driving license is required under international law. However, authorities in the Philippines now accept normal driving licenses as long it the driver comes from a western country. If hiring a car, it is always best to check with the car rental company in advance if they require an international driving license.

Always get the appropriate travel insurance when booking the journey, do not leave it till just before the vacation. It is not a good idea to rely on the travel insurance offered by many credit cards, as they have very limited cover. For those people with pre-existing medical conditions, it is essential to include these on the policy, otherwise the cover could be voided. Medical costs, such as a hospital stay, can be very expensive, people with no or incorrect insurance cover have found themselves owing hundreds of thousands. Hospital release is not allowed in the Philippines until the bill has been settled.

Travelling to the Philippines can take a long time compared with other destinations, but for a truly unique Asian experience, it is well worth it. The people are all very friendly, speak English, and the culture is one of patience and understanding. The above tips will ensure a more enjoyable journey to this wonderful destination, and one that will be remembered for a very long time.