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This blog is basically about TRAVEL, beautiful tourist spots and my country Philippines as a whole, I will be featuring some amazing destinations that I strongly recommend you to visit when you have a chance to come to our beautiful country.  These stunning tourist spots will surely give you the pleasure that you’ve been wanting to, complete relaxation with the taste of our remarkable nature where we felt were blessed of.

I will be highlighting also some travel agencies/entities that would help you get to Philippines with their fantastic deals, promo fares, travel package, hot deals that will suit your budget.

Why I choose this topic?  Because it is one of the topics being tackled by QUERLO, the chatbot with a human touch.  At the end of this blog you may try to participate in a survey relating to TRAVEL by no other than QUERLO itself.  Sure you'll have fun and will learn something from it.  Click here to know more about Querlo.

So brace yourself and be ready to explore the beauty of the “Pearl of the Orient Seas”, the Philippines!



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Where do Filipinos get the name PHILIPPINES?

Let me start by giving you a little introduction about my country. 

The Philippines was named in honor of King Philip II of Spain. Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos, during his expedition in 1542, named the islands of Leyte and Samar Felipinas after the then-Prince of Asturias. Since then the official name of the Philippines was change so many times in the course of its history. And after some time eventually the name Philippines becomes the common name of the country and since the end of the World War II the official name of our country is the Republic of the Philippines.

Philippines is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of more than 7,000 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions:

  • Luzon
  • Visayas,
  • and Mindanao


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The Philippines is bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, our country shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south. Manila is the capital city of the Philippines.  Some of the other big cities of the Philippines includes Cebu City in the Visayas region, and Davao City in Mindanao, the home of the new President of the Philippines.

So much with those history let us continue now to the striking places of our country which I am very proud to introduce to you, whether you are locals who haven’t been yet to these magnificent places or foreigners who had a plan to visit us in the future.


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WELCOME TO BORACAY: One of the top destinations in the Philippines for tranquility and nightlife.

The number one in my list is Boracay, a lovely small island in the Philippines located approximately 196 miles south of Manila. Boracay Island which is administered by the Philippine Tourism Authority is one of the most gorgeous islands in the Philippines and its beaches have received awards from numerous travel publications and agencies.




Beautiful Sand of Boracay

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To see more of the stunning Boracay Island, please watch the video below.

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FACTS ABOUT BORACAY:  The Beach Capital of the Philippines


1.       In 2012, Out of all islands, Boracay was awarded as the best island in the world by the international travel magazine, Travel+Leisure.

2.        In 2014, Boracay was at the top of the Best Islands in the World list published by the international magazine Condé Nast Traveler.

3.       In 2016, Boracay headed the magazine's list of Top 10 destinations to watch.

4.       Language is Tagalog and Visaya the Philippine major dialects although English is widely spoken, this is because of the presence of a lot of foreigners from different countries.

5.       The size of this amazing Island is 7 kilometers long and at its narrowest point barely 1 kilometer wide, comprising an area of 1,083 hectares.

6.       Philippine Peso is the currency although credit cards are accepted at most big hotels, resorts and restaurants. Major currencies can be exchanged too at banks, Boracay Tourist Center and some resorts and restaurants within the area.

7.       November to February is the coldest while March to June is the warmest time of the year, July to October normally is the rainy season.

8.       Transportation within the area is through Pedi Cabs, Tricycles, Mountain bikes snd motorized outrigger boats.

9.       Attractions includes beautiful White Beaches with its fine-white sand shore in its azure blue, clear sea water, Bat Cave the home of various bat species nestling in the cave’s ceiling and just adjacent to Bat Cave, you can see the wonderful Crystal Cave where stalactites are there in front of the entrance, Water sports, Island Hopping, Mountain Hiking, Sailing, Diving, Windsurfing, Flora and Fauna, wonderful Nightlife and many more.


Stunning Clear Water

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Watch the Video below to see more of the timeless beauty of Boracay Island.


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There are many ways people can take in order to get to Boracay and the fastest way is to fly from Manila to Caticlan Airport in Panay Island with more or less 1 hour travel time.  Although there are also flights From Manila to Kalibo, the provinicial capital of the province of Aklan and the main transportation hub to Boracay. And when you are from Cebu City, flying time is also about 50 minutes to 1 hour.

And for people who are adventurous, they may take a more leisurely and romantic way to travel to Boracay which is by ferry from Manila to Caticlan or Dumaguit, near Kalibo although the Travel time is about 17 hours.



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Usually the high season is from December to April. Christmas is popular but people may have trouble finding accommodation. May to June is ideal too but rather hot. October and November have the best sunsets. While July to November is the low season and therefore the cheapest time to go.

Boracay is indeed the most beautiful, breathtaking place we Filipinos are always proud of. It’s known for its magnificent fame as the island of lifetime, fun, adventure and leisure. Boracay Island, maintains its standing as one of the most wonderful tourist spots in the world. With its beauteous seashore, splashing beaches, and unlimited adventure in the caves – Boracay is just too hard to resist. Come now and experience the one in a lifetime journey that you would cherish the rest of your life.

This has been your tourist guide, TRB, stay tuned for our next tourist destination, the remarkable EL NIDO, PALAWAN.


Beautiful White Beaches

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By: TRB - A father of 5, an Overseas Filipino Worker and willing to be part of the worldwide campaign against poverty, climate change, and inequality.

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A simple ordinary person with BIG dreams, willing to sacrifice a little for the sake of my family. Hope to meet new friends here.

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