When the seasons start changing and your hometown starts getting cold then everyone should consider visiting South East Asia. Asia during the American winter is prime time and there are so many fun things to do. Our first recommendation for visiting would be the Philippines. The Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands and has a wonderful and warm culture. As you could probably imagine, there are beaches everywhere since there are so many islands. The weather is actually great in this area during the winter. During the summer months it’s too hot to enjoy but during the winter, whew, it’s perfect.
Things to do while you’re there
This depends on whether you’re single or not. Most of our readers are single men so we’ll tailor this to you guys for the most part but make suggestions for everyone else. Being a single male in the Philippines is a great way to get a girlfriend! You can easily hop on Pinalove and find a girl or seven to hang out with while you’re in town. If you’re not into the Filipinas then hey, that’s okay too. However, this is why a lot of people actually go there in the first place so it’s something we have to mention. Also, check out the bars on the beaches because it’s a great way to meet local gals that speak English.
Another thing to mention about the Philippines is the sailing. This isn’t something that most people are into but since there are so many islands it’s a good way to get into their culture. Sailing has been a huge part of their culture and has adapted over the years. Many people there are still using traditional ways of sailing to get from place to place and it’s really neat to see.
Their culture there is something that you just have to get involved in. A lot of people actually speak English really well so it’s not hard to make friends and get around. They love to eat and they love to share food. Many times strangers will actually invite you into their homes to eat with them. It’s rude to say no so definitely take them up on their offer. It’s something that you won’t regret. They are really friendly in most areas but it can look a bit sketchy and sometimes you have to watch your back if you’re in the wrong area. Most of this country looks very third world but it’s really a developing country and it’s something that everyone should experience to see how things are on the other side of the globe. These bad areas are usually in major cities so ask around check out a few Google searches to figure out which places are dangerous. Don’t let this scare you, but I’ve heard of people getting robbed by guys with AK-47s and that wouldn’t be a good experience. If you stay in the right areas this is EXTREMELY unlikely.
Meeting other travelers, rather it’s backpackers or expats or entrepreneurs is a great experience. Imagine the awesome kind of people that choose to move to other side of the world to live in a third world country and learn about their cultures. Also, the backpackers can be a lot of fun to hang out with but they are always in party mode. If you’re there for mainly a vacation and not to work at all then this can be GREAT fun!
Hopefully this gives you a few ideas of checking out the Philippines. We like to share value with our readers and this is something that most people probably don’t even consider. It’s a huge mistake to write off countries and places like this because it has a bit of everything to offer It actually feels like you’re in another world but you usually have a lot of the first world conveniences and warm people around you.