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    28 Reasons You Should Absolutely Never Visit The Philippines

    So gross. Kadiri kaya.

    1. Don't believe anyone who tells you Philippines is a great place to visit. It's a lie.

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    Luneta Park, Manila.

    2. A big, fat, ugly-ass lie.

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    Oslob, Cebu.

    3. Take a look at this horrible, highly misshapen volcano.

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    Mayon Volcano, Daraga, Albay.

    4. Even close up, it's still mediocre as hell.

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    5. And this lake?! Who would ever want to see this rotten view?!

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    Mount Pinatubo Crater Lake.

    6. Seriously? The Philippines? You can do so much better.

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    7. Who actually thought planting rice on terraces was a good idea?

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    Banaue Rice Terraces.

    8. It's not like the beaches are any better.

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    The shores of Batanes.

    9. Just look at this shit.

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    Puerto Princesa Underground River.

    10. I'm pretty damn sure NO ONE IN THE WORLD would consider this a wonder of nature.

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    11. This beach needs at least nine Instagram filters to look decent.

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    12. And this lagoon? More like la-GONE.

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    El Nido, Palawan.

    13. YUCK.

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    Sagada, Mountain Province.

    14. Who would want to wake up to this view outside their window? NOT ME.

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    15. Plus, the streets are soooooo out of date. Ang baduy!

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    Vigan, Ilocos Sur.

    16. And it's even more disgusting at night.

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    Vigan, Ilocos Sur.

    17. A museum in the middle of the mountains. How original.

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    BenCab Museum, Baguio.

    18. And the food?! BLECH.

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    Pancit Malabon.

    19. Gordon Ramsay would be so pissed.

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    Sinigang na hipon.

    20. Not appetizing AT ALL.

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    21. The people aren't really that friendly, too. SMH.

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    22. And the natural wildlife is a big letdown.

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    23. Just what the hell is this?!

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    Tubbataha Reef.

    24. Also, their so-called "festivals" are such a pain to look at.

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    Panagbenga Festival, Baguio City.

    25. Ugh.

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    Pahiyas festival, Lucban, Quezon.

    26. See? The place is such a mess, the sun is like, "LOL BYE."

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    Manila Bay.

    27. So please do yourself a favor...

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    28. And never EVER visit the Philippines.

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