Tips for First-time Travelers to the Philippines
As we are on the topic of guest post, I contributed to A Dangerous Business some tips for those planning to travel to the Philippines for the first time.
So, you are planning for that vacation which you haven’t taken for years. Or, you are looking for an affordable, yet romantic place for your honeymoon. Or, you suddenly have that urge to travel and explore the world a bit. You take out a map to find a place where you can spend any of these. Don’t you get curious about that interesting group of islands in the Southeast Asia region called the Philippines?
It’s not a familiar destination for tourists. Probably, that’s one reason for you to head off to this tropical country. Not only will you enjoy more than the usual sights you find in travel magazines, but you’ll be surprised by the various tourist spots the Philippines has in store for you. And there’s an added bonus: English is widely spoken all over the archipelago, which makes communicating with the locals a lot easier.
For starters, the Philippines has 7,107 islands divided into three major island groups: Luzon in the north; Visayas at the center; and Mindanao in the south. It’s capital is Manila, which is the major gateway to the country.
If it is your first time to be Philippine-bound, let me direct you to some great places around the country which you might love to visit.