I am an explorer, in other words, I like to explore things around me, and things in the vicinity. I have always been the type who enjoys just jumping in the car and heading out. Sometimes, when we do this, Feyma or the kids will ask me where we are going, and invariably, I say […]
Travel in and from the Philippines
Firstly, travel inside the Philippines gives the opportunity to experience many different cultures, languages and scenery. The Philippines has regions that are so different that it is almost like visiting a different country even just going from one town to another. As a group of 7,107 islands, the cultures present in the country are multiple. You can spend a lot of time traveling the Philippines without seeing all there is to see.
The other great thing about travel is traveling from the Philippines to other countries. Within just a short flight from the Philippines you can literally visit a dozen or more different countries! Take that out to 6 hours or less of travel and you can expand from a dozen to several dozen countries that are at your doorstep! It all leads to some great travel adventures from the Philippines without the need for long trips!
Of course, if you travel from the Philippines, coming home is always a great experience!
Last week, I wrote a column about things that I like to do with my time, and how retirement time could be filled up with doing these things that you enjoy. Today, I’d like to tell a little story about a time when I met somebody for the first time. His name is Manial. I […]
Well a week ago I post about my mother-in-law coming here for a visit. She’s here with us now for over a week. I’m really shocked of some of her adjustments being here in the Philippines. As you recall she was here like 8 months ago. At that time she had a hard time adjusting […]
On Monday of this week, I made a post entitled “Tourism Woes” in which I described how my Mother came to visit the Philippines and spent the night sitting on the sidewalk in front of Terminal 2 at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, waiting for the terminal to open so that she could catch her flight […]
A while back I wrote an article about some of the problems in the area of Tourism in the Philippines, and how I thought they could be addressed. Last week, another problem was brought to my attention, and I think that it is a fairly serious problem with Philippine Tourism. As anybody who follows this […]
The Department of Tourism here has a campaign where they advertise that the Philippines is “More than the Usual.” For me, I really believe that! The Philippines is not the normal place. Things are different here! Some are good, some are not as good, but certainly different. That’s what I love about the Philippines, there’s […]