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6 Amazing Things A Traveller should Know about Philippines

Think about serene, clear blue lagoons surrounded by lush greenery. There are some places on earth where you can visit several times, yet every time feels like new. Philippines is one such destination where you can easily stay relaxing for the whole day without getting bored.

1. Language Spoken

It is always a better idea to learn a few local words of the place you are visiting, but in Philippines you can easily talk in English. It is a widely spoken language. Most of the local shop owners can speak English and understand too well. Also the local language is influenced by the Spanish culture that ruled there for over 377 years. It is the fifth largest English speaking country.

2. Ride And See

The local transports are the best way to explore the country. Taxis, tricycles, brightly-coloured buses named ‘Jeepneys’, and multicabs are widely available. The tricycle is the most common way to get around. It is cheap and will take you to any streets. A road trip by tricycle is full of fun.

3. Security Throughout

From local police to military men, you will find plenty of security details in the country. Even outside hotels, cafes and shops police hang around. But there is nothing to feel nervous, because they are actually very helpful people. If you are lost or need to know anything always rely on them.

4. Amazing Filipinos

The local people in Philippines are polite and very lovely. They are a bit shy initially, but they will help you out if you need. All you gotta do is ask them politely. When you are shopping you will actually see how polite and good-natured people the Filipinos are. They will never insist you to make a purchase or shout and call after you. Even in the local streets people are friendly and welcoming. They meet you with a polite sweet smile. And a big side of their behaviour is that they are patient. They will not get frustrated even if you change your order of meal 10 times.

5. Tropical Heat

Now we all know that Philippines is all about sea and sunny weather, so before you go a little preparation is necessary. Always pack a good sunscreen, carry hats and make sure you have water bottle with you. You can also bring a sun towel to escape from the immense heat.

6. Five Meals Per Day

Filipinos have 5  meals a day with three big ones such as breakfast, lunch and dinner and two smaller snacks. Food is absolutely essential for the people over there. They love eating and you will get some amazing mouth watering food stuffs to relish. The Filipino dishes are influenced by the Spanish culture, Malaysian and American styles too. Rice is eaten widely. Beef, chicken and fishes are eaten at main courses.

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