Occupation/Location: Business Analyst, Chennai(India).
How did you find about the Philippines?
There was this one photograph of the Mt.Pinatubo crater lake that I saw on the internet and I was spell bound by its beauty. Being a passionate traveller, I decided that very moment to go and see the place for real and hence planned out an entire vacation to tour Philippines.
What Philippine locations have you visited?
Boracay, Manila, Angeles City, Mt. Pinatubo, crucifixions in Cutud.
What are your opinions on the following things about the Philippines?
I think Philippines is an amazing place to be. I have been to around 10 countries in South East Asia and I guess Philippines trip has been one of the most lovely ones I have had! It is surely a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature!
Loved the food we had in Philippines. Though I didn't try much of the native dishes, the food that we had in the tourist places has been amazing. And yeah, it isn't expensive as well!
I could witness some interesting rituals in Philippines. Since I was there during the holy week, I could witness the crucifixions in Cutud. Though it was a bit strange, I know that the differences in the way we think is what makes the human race so special!
The people are amazing. Best part for me - everyone knows English!! Yeah, that helps a lot when you are a foreign tourist! And more than knowing the language, people are always helpful! You can always feel free to ask the people for help when you need! Another interesting thing which I saw was that people in Philippines are extremely happy being photographed!! Ha, I haven't seen so camera friendly people in any other place that I have been to so far!
What do you dislike about the Philippines?
Surprisingly, Philippines do not give Visa on arrival for Indian and Chinese nationals! And I had to go through a lot of redtape to get one.
What do you like about the Philippines?
The place, the people, tourist friendliness, etc etc.
Your favorite place/s in the Philippines.
L-R: 1) The beautiful White Sand Beach in Boracay; 2) The amazing food we had in Puka beach, Boracay; 3) Firedancers at night in Boracay; 4) Watching the good friday flagellations in San Fernando is a family affair; 5) The beautiful crater lake of Mt. Pinatubo.
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