19 Reasons The Philippines Should Be The Next Country You Visit

*Books plane tickets*

1. Because this is what peace of mind looks like.

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2. Because these are shades of blue and green that don’t even exist in the rest of the world.

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3. Because there is no sound as calming as waves washing onto a secluded beach.

4. And nothing more relaxing than the cool shade of trees on a hot, sunny day.

5. Because the entire world glows a perfect orange for every sunrise and sunset.

6. Because every time the sky looks majestic and magical…

7. The ocean reflects it.

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8. Because every dramatic turn of the landscape is more breathtaking than the last.

9. And even its manmade additions are awe-inspiring.

10. Because of every perfectly salty sea-breeze…

11. And every dip into a cool, still pond.

12. Imagine laying on this grass for hours, letting the noisy, bustling world turn without you.

13. Imagine being surrounded by this absurdly perfect sky…

14. Or being on this boat, afloat in a haven of peace and quiet.

15. Or on this swing, perched over a perfect view for miles ahead of you.

16. Because this is the ideal meeting place for the old and the new, for the modern and the traditional.

17. Because you can spend the day in paradise…

18. Yet re-enter the 21st century whenever you want to.

19. And, when you do, you’ll be surrounded by the warmest, kindest, and most generous people in the world.

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Rega Jha is the editor of BuzzFeed India and is based in Mumbai.
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