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1. Posted by rettravelbug62 (Budding Member 12 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Hi all.
I'm just looking for anyone who would like to share experience and any information on and about the Philippines,
information from local people as well as travelers is so valuable and greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
Happy travels.

2. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 996 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

It's a much bigger country than most initially imagine it to be.
Where are you intending to travel there?

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2289 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

This travel forum has a section for various countries. Philippines below:

https://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/Philippines/

The time of year you visit will determine the weather you have.

Many flights from distant countries first land at Manila. I kind of like Manila, maybe because I am a little more familiar with the city than other locations. From Manila you can sign up or tours in person through travel agencies if you want.

The Philippines does have some nice beaches, if your time is short you may have to include some local flights. Manila and Angeles City have some good nightlife. I find the beer is not too expensive.

English is spoken by almost everyone. For me, the P.I. (Philippine Islands), is cheaper than Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

You should pull up your embassy website and read some of the warnings. Although some expats claim to frequently visit some of the areas the government warns about. (Usually southern part of the country.)

There are long distant buses connecting cities. On the cheap buses I used passengers were afraid to use the storage bin under the seats. They would bring bags into the seating area that you would have to step over. So, keep passport, money and valuables on yourself or within sight. The rides are cheap compared to N. America.

Lonely Planet Travel Guide might be helpful if on a budget.

Good luck.

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Aug-2019, 18:59 GMT by karazyal ]

4. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 996 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting karazyal

The Philippines does have some nice beaches, if your time is short you may have to include some local flights

It certainly does but it also has some horrible trash covered beaches as well.
Worth doing some research about a beach rather than just assume it's decent.

I'm told buy a friend (who is one) that If you're an experienced scuba diver then Philippines is a great place to dive.

Plenty of Blogs and YouTube Vloggers covering the Philippines.

I'm in the 1st stages of planning my next set of travels which will probably include Cebu (as I haven't been there before...) and possibly Dumagete.

[ Edit: Edited on 02-Aug-2019, 21:08 GMT by Andrew Mack ]

5. Posted by rettravelbug62 (Budding Member 12 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Thanks everyone.
Cheers

6. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 996 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting rettravelbug62

Thanks everyone.

If you want some more info then we really need some more info from you.

7. Posted by 360trip (Inactive 4 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Outstanding place to visit...people are very much friendly. :) :)

8. Posted by rettravelbug62 (Budding Member 12 posts) 6d Star this if you like it!

Hi all.
I am still thinking of spending the upcoming winter in the Philippines but just last week the Philippines have released a travel advisory that they are experiencing the worst ever Dengue fever outbreak ever, is this something that should make me change my mind about going, are there any Filipinos or anyone else living in the islands around Cebu that could give me some on the ground information. I hate having to use mosquito repellent 24/7 for 3 months, just how dangerous is it there at the moment.

Thanks in advance everyone, cheers.

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10. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 996 posts) 5d Star this if you like it!

Quoting dfortunsan

I will suggest you to:
1. Chill Out For A Few Days In Boracay
And also visit:
Banaue Rice Terraces: Frolova_Elena
San Agustin Church: Richie Chan
Mayon Volcano, Luzon: Puripat Lertpunyaroj
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park: View Apart
Fort Santiago: Patrick Messier
Santo Nino Basilica: walterericsy
Rizal Park: aldarinho

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