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15 Travel Ideas Inspired By Filipino Movies

Piolo? More like P–YOLO!

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3. Find your other half in Kuala Lumpur and recreate this John Lloyd Cruz-Bea Alonzo moment with the Petronas Towers in the background.

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Your film reference: Miss You Like Crazy (2010)

What you need to know: The two play Allan and Mia in the film.

4. Connect with a stranger and let your friendship blossom in Hokkaido.

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Your film reference: Kita Kita (2017)

What you need to know: This particular scene was shot at the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Sapporo, Hokkaido. The place is said to bring 'good luck for good relationships'.

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6. Go on a honeymoon trip to Spain and get your photos taken by the Dona i Ocell sculpture.

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Your film reference: Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo (2007)

What you need to know: To make your trip extra special, revel in the fact that the main characters Angie and Jed (Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo) are married in real life. They tied the knot in 2009.

If it doesn't work out, smash those plates, just like the Greeks do.

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Your film reference: For the First Time (2008)

What you need to know: In the Greek tradition, plate smashing is an act of kefi or extreme happiness. It is often associated with festive occasions. Greeks also break plates to ward off evil spirits! Clearly, Sophia (played by KC Concepcion) isn't happy in this scene but she is sure to be driving the evil spirit that is Seth (Richard Gutierrez) away from her life.

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8. Bike on the streets of Amsterdam with someone who hasn't heard of Ang Probinsyano.

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Your film reference: A Moment in Time (2013)

What you need to know: This film premiered two years before Coco Martin (the actor who plays Patrick) devoted his life to Ang Probinsyano, a Filipino teleserye that's been running for three years now.

9. Be the single, independent woman you really are just like Agnes (played by Lea Salonga) in San Francisco.

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Your film reference: Sana Maulit Muli (1995)

What you need to know: If that ex shows up out of nowhere and asks where you've been, never hold back as you recite this iconic line: "Hindi ako nawala, Jerry. Natauhan ako." In English, it translates to: "I didn't get lost, Jerry. I've come to my senses." Of course you need to change 'Jerry' into the right person's name. Jerry was played by Aga Muhlach in the film.

11. Have a spiritual journey with Marcus Hanson (or Mario Maurer) in Thailand.

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Your film reference: Suddenly It's Magic (2012)

What you need to know: Mario Maurer is the Thai actor who plays a Thai actor named Marcus Hanson in the film. Quite confusing, tbh.

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12. Dance like nobody's watching as you see New York come alive at night.

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Your film reference: It Takes a Man and a Woman (2013)

What you need to know: You can dance better than Miggy Montenegro (played by John Lloyd Cruz).

15. Spend time with kangaroos, koalas and a good-looking cowboy in Australia.

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Your film reference: Love Me Again (2008)

What you need to know: Piolo Pascual (who plays Migo in the film) is the only cowboy we need.