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Why The Philippines Is The Best Country

There are no words to describe how amazing the Philippines is. Who knew that this small tropical country located right in the middle of Southeast Asia could hold such beauty. With 7,107 unique islands scattered across the archipelago, the country boasts a great array of attractions. From gorgeous beaches, magnificent flora and fauna, and friendly smiles on the street, the Philippines is a top destination for many tourists from all over the world.

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You Can Eat Classic Filipino Food in Under PHP100

Compared to other countries, food in the Philippines is incredibly cheap which makes it ideal for backpackers. Adobo, sinigang, sisig, lechon, and lechon kawali with rice are all available in carenderias or better yet, head to the local isaw-isaw place and have a wiff of barbecued chicken intestines plus quek-quek along with sago for drinks. Better yet, cook them yourself and grab the freshest ingredients from the palengke. If you ever need help on the recipe, just ask your neighbours or your friends and they'd gladly help.

You Can Live 10 To 20 Minutes Away From The Beach

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Being an archipelago, the Philippines is home to some of the most beautiful beaches. Everybody knows about Boracay and El Nido in Palawan but there are other beaches to visit in the Philippines! Talicud and Samal near Davao as well as Dahican beach in Mati, and Sohoton Lagoon in Siargao Island are all a must-visit for beach lovers. There is also Panglao Island in Bohol to name a few.

Because Enchanted River

Named so because of its captivating bright blue waters, the Enchanted River in Hinatuan located Surigao Del Sur is a place derived from a dream. Its name is derived from the word "Enkantos" which are mythical creatures in the Philippines where the river is said to be home to many of them. Aside from the fact that its depths are unexplored, there are also fishes that - according to many local fishermen, cannot be caught by any means. While the place is wrapped in local superstition, you can definitely visit and swim in the river except at lunch time and at night. Overnight stay and camping around the river are strictly prohibited.

The Stunning Wildlife

The Philippines is every nature lover's dream! Because of its unique tropical climate, the country is host to fauna that the world has yet seen. Among the many animals which are exclusively found in the Philippines is the largest of the eagles in terms of length and wing surface is the Philippine Eagle otherwise known as the Monkey Eating Eagle. Tarsiers and flying lemurs can also be found in the Philippines as well as a pygmy water buffalos called the Tamaraw and the Philippine spotted deer.

Everyone Speaks English

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Thanks to the fact that the country incorporates English within the education system, Filipinos speak English well. The Philippines is home to big call centers that could even rival India. Moreover, street signs, maps, even things you find online are all in English so communicating to Filipinos is not a problem for Foreigners.

Filipinos And Their Culture

Filipinos are beautiful people, not only in appearance but also in heart. Our unrivaled hospitality is known worldwide as well as our hardworking attitude towards work; it's so much that many consider this as a stereotype. Here and abroad, Filipinos are well known for their respectful and welcoming nature.

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