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Why YOU should Travel (to) The Philippines

The Philippines is breath taking with over 7,107 islands to explore. How could one possibly decide on where to start? You can scream to the highest heavens, hiking up the country’s tallest mountain, or test your luck in catching turtles while diving the deepest depths of the oceans. I was born and raised in The Philippines and I got to travel both inside and outside of this beautiful country. But I really have to say….

There’s no place like The Philippines.

People

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Filipinos are some of the most hospitable people in the planet. They are ready to greet you with a smile and to direct you the right way (as much as they can). One thing is certain, you will never get lost in The Philippines as long as there are friendly Filipinos along the way. With very little to no language barrier (most of us speak English fluently), its strike up a lively conversation and make new friends as you explore the country.

Pampering Yourself

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From massages by the beach, foot spas fish with fish nibbling at your feet, and manicures that end up with flowers on your nails. This country is the perfect place to have 350 Php (approx 8 USD) massages. Spas and Nail salons are scattered all over the country! While you’re in the country, make sure to try the traditional hilot massage.

Food

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Everything is available in this country… For a very cheap price. My personal favourite is the street food. I love me some good barbecue and isaw. Word to the wise, don’t ask what they are and what they’re made of, just trust that you’ll love them anyway.

Another thing you’ll miss in this country is the service water. At almost any fastfood joint or eatery, you can ask for water and they give it to you free of charge. Also, you can not leave the Philippines without trying some fresh fruit! Mangoes especially!

While you’re in Boracay, try the chori-burger and the Jonas fruitshake! While you’re in Vigan, don’t miss out on their empanadas. Each province/city is known for a dish!

If you’re craving for a taste of somewhere else, wherever that might be, you’re quite likely to find a restaurant to satisfy your craving. Asian Cuisine, Western Cuisine, or some fusion of sorts, there are restaurants that cater to your taste-buds! All you have to do is ask around with a smile.

Cheap Alcohol

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For me, traveling wouldn’t be complete without alcohol. The prices for alcohol here is lower than most countries. Only in The Philippines can you buy a bottle of Rum worth 80 PHP (less than 2 USD!) and live to tell the tale.

You also have to take a swig of the different varieties of San Miguel Beer here. You’re better of trying Red Horse and Pale Pilsel if you’re a strong drinker, or the San Mig Light or San Mig Apple (Apple flavored beer) if you’re a lightweight. 😉

Weather and Climate

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Being a tropical country, the weather is equally as beautiful. The average temperature is around 27-30 degrees celsius so one can easily adapt. But then again the weather can sometimes be unpredictable if it will rain or shine, but hey, everyone loves swimming on a sunny day or dancing in the rain!

Nature

Being in The Philippines makes you more in tune with your nature-god/goddess self. You are surrounded with different species of wildlife and some of the most amazing floras you can ever imagine. There are over 600 species of birds, 300 species of reptiles and amphibians and at least 400 coral species. You can find the giant whale sharks in Sogod Bay and Donsol, 5 of the 8 species of turtles, the Philippine tarsier and a lot more scattered around the country. You will also get to see some of the most amazing rice terraces, waterfalls, land formations and the like.

 

 

 

What are you waiting for? Explore this amazing paradise and check out what you’ve been missing out on! Embark on an adventure of a lifetime! You surely cannot get enough of The Philippines. It reels you in and keeps you coming back for more.

Travel with FlipTrip.ph! Let us know what you want to do and where you might want to go, and we’ll take care of the rest! Email us at [email protected] or chat with us on Facebook!


12669272_10205981886849416_365708417_oJanine Aboy is an undergraduate student of De La Salle University taking up Marketing Management. Always on the look out for different adventures, Janine is a wanderer, game for anything and everything, wherever that may take her.  ig: ajventuretime

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TRAVEL INSPIRATION: FEATURED TRAVELERS (@micadeguzman)

# TeamFlipTrip is loving all the hashtags and posts! Keep them coming, because we’ve got exciting things in store for you!

We’ve already shown you our TOP 3 WEEKLY INSTAGRAM PICKS, so now it’s time to show you what we’ve been cooking up!

Say hello to our new feature,

TRAVEL INSPIRATION: #TEAMFLIPTRIP’S TRAVEL INSTAGRAM YOU SHOULD BE FOLLOWING

A weekly feature on #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH travelers!


After our first feature on Ben and Karley, here is FlipTripPH’s feature for the week!

Mica De Guzman graduated from De La Salle University – Manila and is currently in The Ateneo de Manila Law School. This future lawyer’s instagram account (@micadeguzman) isn’t something you can overlook. If her head’s not in the books, it’s climbing the highest mountains and diving the deepest seas. Check out her instagram and follow her on her adventures!

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We’ve been looking through your profile, Mica, and your pictures look magnificent! How long have you been traveling?

I’ve been traveling since I was about 7 with my family in domestic destinations and international ones, but it’s just for visiting family or the usual destinations. So I would prefer to say that I actually started traveling and exploring at the age of 19 with my group of friends from college when we’d go to the most remote beaches in the Philippines.

So now, what do you do?  

I am a 2nd year law student in Ateneo Law School.

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Our readers want to know, what do you do so you can afford to travel?

As a post-grad student, it is a known fact that you’re at a limbo. So for my travels, I do my best to budget my allowance for school that I make sure I have some money saved up for my travels. It’s not much, so I do my best to find the most affordable trips around the Philippines.

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Aside from traveling, what do you like to do in your spare time?

Majority of my time are focused on my books, readings and my cases. In my free time, I try to do a variety of activities such as scuba diving, boxing, muay thai, mountain biking, hiking, yoga and running.

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What do you look for in your next destination?

I prefer non-touristy places, the unexplored ones, and the most remote out of them all.

What’s your favorite destination in The Philippines so far?

It has to be El Nido, Palawan. When various articles claim that it is the best island of the Philippines, it truly is! My mistake was thinking 1 week would suffice to tour the entire island. I had to go back to El Nido twice in 2015. There are mountains, waterfalls, remote beaches, scuba diving, bike trails, and a lot more to be explored.

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Why do you think other travelers should come and explore The Philippines?

I’ve been to other beaches in Asia and the US but my best advice would be for travelers and especially to my fellow Filipino travelers to travel the Philippines first! I can’t imagine how long it would be to be able to explore our 7,107 islands. Also, it is inexpensive and there is just so much to see. Photos cannot even fully capture how beautiful everything is

What is your message to other travelers?

Go out of your comfort zone, you’ll be surprised on how much you’re missing out on! The new experiences, realizations, cultures, and people you’ll be encountering will be truly unparalleled.

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Thanks for giving us the time of day, Mica! We wish you the best of luck in law school and your future travels!

Be sure to check her out at @micadeguzman on Instagram!


 You want to be featured? Post your amazing snapshots on Instagram using the hashtags #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH! If your account is on private, please do send us a direct message so we can see! You might just be next week’s featured traveler! ;)


12669272_10205981886849416_365708417_o Janine Aboy is an undergraduate student of De La Salle University taking up Marketing Management. Always on the look out for different adventures, Janine is a wanderer, game for anything and everything, wherever that may take her.

 

 

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TRAVEL INSPIRATION: OUR TOP TRAVEL PHOTOS FROM INSTAGRAM #TEAMFLIPTRIP

FlipTrip loves discovering new places to go to and new people to go with! There are posts that feed the hungry explorer’s eyes, and we want to share them with you!

This lead to the birth of “Travel Inspiration: Our Top Travel Photos from Instagram #TeamFlipTrip”. Every week we will feature three photos that caught our attention and made us stop and say, “Hey, I wish I was in *insert place here* right now.”

Check out last week’s top three picks!


 

TOP THREE PICKS OF THE WEEK!

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Photo taken by @mai_isidro

 

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Photo taken by @paocua 

 

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Photo taken by @iemmwacko at Badian, Cebu


You want to be featured? Post your amazing snapshots on Instagram using the hashtags #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH! If your account is on private, please do send us a direct message so we can see! Who knows, you just might see your face here next week!


12669272_10205981886849416_365708417_o Janine Aboy is an undergraduate student of De La Salle University taking up Marketing Management. Always on the look out for different adventures, Janine is a wanderer, game for anything and everything, wherever that may take her. ig: ajventuretime

 

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Travel Inspiration: Our Top Travel Photos from Instagram #TeamFlipTrip

FlipTrip loves discovering new places to go to and new people to go with! There are posts that feed the hungry explorer’s eyes, and we want to share them with you!

This lead to the birth of “Travel Inspiration: Our Top Travel Photos from Instagram #TeamFlipTrip”. Every week we will feature three photos that caught our attention and made us stop and say, “Hey, I wish I was in *insert place here* right now.”


 

TOP THREE PICKS OF THE WEEK!

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Photo taken by @iodows at Kawasan Falls, Cebu

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Photo taken by @little_f0ot at Mt. Pinatubo, Tarlac

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Photo taken by @angelialv at Fortune Island, Batangas


You want to be featured? Post your amazing snapshots on Instagram using the hashtags #TeamFlipTrip and #FlipTripPH! If your account is on private, please do send us a direct message so we can see! Who knows, you just might see your face here next week! 😉


12669272_10205981886849416_365708417_oJanine Aboy is an undergraduate student of De La Salle University taking up Marketing Management. Always on the look out for different adventures, Janine is a wanderer, game for anything and everything, wherever that may take her.  ig: ajventuretime

 

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Surf Supreme 2015: Baler Survival Guide Part 2 (Food Bucket List!)

When was the  last time you ate a meal on a banana leaf? With surfing, dancing, and brain-beating challenges, you’re sure to work up an appetite this coming October 16 to 18. Good thing Baler is crawling with eateries serving both local delicacies and more familiar fare (for foreigners and Manileños).

Our team at FlipTrip HQ has prepared a food bucket list (part 1 because we just couldn’t quite cover everything in one post) with some of the best dishes we’ve tried yet.

It’s time to work up your food strategy, folks! Get your eating game on because you’ve got to try them all.

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Flowboarding’s best riders rush to Manila for the Asia Flow Tour 2015

Since its debut early this year, Flow House Manila has received a lot buzz for introducing an exciting new sport for Pinoy explorers to try. This adventure destination is a pioneer of the hybrid water boardsport that combines the look of surfing, the tricks of skateboarding, the ride of snowboarding, and the boards of wakeboarding.

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Surf Supreme 2015 is here!

 

Attention all surfers, surfer wannabes, luma-lifestyle-ers, road trippers, weekend warriors, and adventure lovers! Jack TV and Solar Sports are once again teaming up to give surfing aficionados Surf Supreme 2015 this coming October 16-18!

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The Ultimate Guide To Your 2015 Adventures! Where To Go For The 13 Long Weekends (Part 2)

Finally! Here’s Part 2 of FlipTrip’s Ultimate Guide To Your 2015 Philippine Adventures!

The second half of the year can be quite rainy, we understand. So here are a few choice destinations where you can celebrate and enjoy the rain or even escape it.

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Top 5 Travel Essentials: Women Bloggers

Our team at FlipTrip HQ, being composed of seasoned travelers, became curious about what really goes into a well-packed bag, and what truly defines it — so we decided to reach out to travel veterans from different walks of life, and find out what really goes into packing their travel gear.

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