Would you like to visit the Philippines?

@maximax8 (30060)
United Kingdom
August 18, 2008 8:48am CST
I think that the Filipino people are very friendly. The Philippines seems have many many tropical islands to explore and beautiful palm fringed beaches. I would like to watch the native wildlife and go snorkeling around the coral reefs. Would you like to visit the Philippines? What would to do there?
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@ivieigen (98)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
i am a Filipino and i would really say that people here are indeed friendly and very hospitable. there are many good places to visit at like Boracay where you can see the fine white sand of the nice beach (so breathtaking), you can also visit bohol, palawan, bagiou and many more.. i can assure you that your visit here in the Philippines will be worth everything..
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@maximax8 (30060)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug 08
The more I hear about the wonderful Philippines the keener I am to go there. I would fly into Cebu and catch a ferry to Bohol where I could see the Chocolate Hills and the tasier. I would probably fly to Palawan because it would be such a long journey by sea. Boracay is popular with tourists so I also seek out some places off the tourist trail that are worth seeing.
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• Philippines
19 Aug 08
Hi there maximax. That's a good route. My ex boyfriend and I went quite the same route when we traveled together back in 2005. We didn't go to Palawan though. The Chocolate Hills was a good treat. Hundreds of them in Bohol. Very nice. Just stick to the Visayas and some parts in Luzon and it'll be a great trip.
@chingbeem (910)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
welcome to the philippines! yes-Filipinos are usually friendly. I encourage you to visit the following: davao city-the biggest city in the whole world in terms of land area. the most livable city here in the phil with the lowest crime rate. it is 3rd to the US and canada in emergency response through 911. home of the endangered, monkey-eating eagle...our national bird. typhoon free and has the best beaches and scuba reefs. every one is welcome here...this week is our kadayawan week. a homage to the Gods in ancient times as thankgiving to a bountiful harvest. My family is really from Manila, the Capital. we have been in Davao for 6 months now because of my husbands work.we love it here and planning to get a house and reside here. less congested than Manila. my 2 kids are enrolled in the best catholic schools ran by jesuits priests and paulinian nuns
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• Philippines
19 Aug 08
oh, I said the following: also visit these in LUzon: tagaytay city-where the smallest volcano is which is a volcano within a volcano. vigan city-the whole city is basically composed of hudred year old houses. the banaue rice terraces-but very far-when we visit far places...I need to bribe my children,just so they will come with us...its around 12-15 hrs travel by car.hope one of these days, u can come
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
19 Aug 08
I have been there a few times in the nineties. The people are very friendly, but I found that some places very dusty. Boracay beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and was number one when I visited. It could, however be spoiled by tourism now. I spent some time on the largest island (I think) of Cebu. You can tarvel between the 1007 islands that make ip The Philippimes by ferry, but the safety standards are usually not adequate.
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• Philippines
19 Aug 08
7,107 islands
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@ewd024 (53)
• Singapore
18 Aug 08
It's a beautiful thing that people from around the world are liking the Philippines as much as it deserves. There are really lots to see here in the Pearl of the Orient. My personal favorites are Pearl Farm in Samal Island, and Plantation Bay in Cebu. The accomodation's way above deluxe and the food's superb. For to dos, go wakeboarding in CWC (Camarines Sur Water Complex), try seawalking in Cebu Beach Club,enjoy dolphin watching in Panglao Island, or simply have a good tan in many of Phils pristine beaches.
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• Philippines
18 Aug 08
Thank you for liking my country. :) The Philippines has lots to offer you and you are right about that. It may not be the land of the free or the land of opportunity, but its definitely the land of experience. Well since I live here I guess my post doesn't really count, but the things that I would do here are go to parks, malls, and provinces. I'd visit all the beautiful places, climb mountains and trail the forest. I'll make as much memories as I can while I am here. Its not the closet thing to paradise for most people, but for me it is.
18 Aug 08
Yes I would like to go someday as I would like to see many countries through out my life but I'm not sure what specifics I would do there as it is not somewhere I will probably visit for a long time yet! : )
@maximax8 (30060)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug 08
I hope that you go to the Philippines one day and have a fantastic time. I know what you mean, back in 1987 when I began my traveling hobby I had so many countries on my list that I really wanted to go to. Now I have been to about 50 of these countries but I still have many countries left to visit.
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@youless (98949)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Aug 08
Yes, I like to visit Philippines. That's because it's close to my country, so I don't have to spend a lot of money to travel there. Besides, its beaches shall be very famous and I like to visit there. I love China
@tidgea (355)
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
There are 7107 islands that you can explore in our country. Some are even undeveloped and not fully explored. Every island has something great to offer. Whatever your like, you can find it here. From beaches, to forests, to mountains, to hot springs, cold springs, to lakes, to waterfalls, to rivers, to shopping, to hotels, restaurants and malls... anything and everything. People here are indeed very friendly, accomodating and hospitable. Specially to foreign tourists...you will always have that special treatment. Also, you will not have a hard time communicating because most of the Filipinos know how to speak English. As a fact, Philippines is the third largest English speaking country in the world. Hope you can visit our country soon. Have a nice trip!
@JannaLee (660)
• Philippines
20 Aug 08
Wow, it seems that you had tons of responses about The Philippines....^^ You 're right, just by looking at your discussion makes one realize how friendly and accommodating Filipinos can be...^^ I'm even amazed to learn and discover how hospitable my fellow country men are, even to strangers...I live in here, but it seems that I've seen only a little part of my country...Wildlife, wrecks, corals and a whole lot more...you can see it in here...^^ Hope to see you in here...^^
• Philippines
20 Aug 08
Hi maximax! I've read this post about your desire to visit our country. I'm actually a Filipina and I've spent 20 years of my life here. It's good to hear that someone like you has plans of visiting out country. You're right in saying that we have lots of tropical places. Being a tropical country, you get to visit lots of places I'm sure you'd surely enjoy as well as eat tropical fruits which are in season. As for the beaches, yeah, we also have some nice resorts here. White sand beaches and well as diving resorts where you can to some divings and snorkeling. Here are some things you can possibly do should you continue your plan to visit our country: 1. Food is great! Learn how to prepare beef mami and lumpia 2. Shopping is less hectic 3. hotels are not that expensive so you don't have to worry 4. experience barangay fiesta and take a glimpse of the past on how laid back Filipinos live 5. scuba diving! 6. island hopping 7. whale/dolphin watching 8. meet more friends 9. visit historical places 10. and a lot more! heheheh...sorry, I can't think of anything else :)
@julyteen (13257)
• Davao, Philippines
20 Aug 08
this is really a great post because the one promoting our country is not our countrymen. thanks for promoting our country my friend. i agree that all our visitors will enjoy different tourist attraction that we have here, aside for being hospitable we are also proud to introduce some of our delicacies here in the Philippines. we are very thankful to those people who share their ideas about our country. if ever i can visit your country i will also promote to all my countrymen so that they will eager to visit.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
20 Aug 08
The Filipino people are indeed very friendly... and there are a lot of beautiful places you can visit in the Philippines... but the most famous is Boracay... but if you really plan to go here... i suggest you also visit Puero Galera, Cebu, and Bohol... i am sure you will love these places very much...
@SoulFly (200)
• Bangladesh
20 Aug 08
Yeah. I agree. I had 2 friends of Phil. They were nice. Unfortunately, I lost their contacts. Hope that someday i will visit there.
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
hello there.. i would be very glad you say to you when you got here, "WELCOME TO PHILIPPINES" and "MABUHAY"...heheheh..i hope you'll visit here sometime. its nice here. but don't always assume that all of the people here are nice, there are some people are not.. but still visit Philippines. just be careful. visit Philippines with caution. hehehehe. take care.. good luck with trip! once again MABUHAY!
@MsCYPRAH (397)
19 Aug 08
Yes, it is one of the places I have not been to yet and have earmarked for a future visit. One hears so much about it, especially about the lifestyle and the women. I think I would simply explore the islands and just relax on a great beach and soak up the atmosphere. Yes, this is definitely one of the things I need to do in the future. I am getting excited thinking about it already.