Tom Eitel

Nationality: American

Occupation/Location: Student/Hawaii

How did you find about the Philippines?

Had many friends from the Philippines who lived in Hawaii with me. Also served a full time mission for the Mormon church in the Philippines.

What Philippine locations have you visited?

Laguna, Batangas, Quezon province, Mindoro, Mariduque, Cebu, Baguio, entire NCR.

What are your opinions on the following things about the Philippines?


Although many places in the Philippines are very similar there are small things that make each an every place in the Philippines unique.


Food in the Philippines is the most unique food in the whole world. It is also a very big part of their culture to make sure every one gets fed and has food. Everyone will offer you food even if they don’t even know you. Also every place has its own unique way of preparing and cooking different dishes. The food is my favorite part of being in the Philippines.


Culture is a huge part of the Philippines and is very prevalent no mater where you are in the country you will experience the very solid culture that is here. Culture exists in every aspect of the country.


No matter where you go in the Philippines you are going to meet nice people. Also another thing about people is anywhere you go you will run into people. Even in the most far out forests and mountains there are going to be people living there. It is almost impossible to find a place in the Philippines where there are no people living. They are everywhere and always very nice people.

What do you dislike about the Philippines?

Sometimes the rainy season can be a bit stressful because the rains never stop.

What do you like about the Philippines?

So many things, Food, People, Ease of transportation, shopping and Places to see.

Your favorite place/s in the Philippines.

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