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Philippines Travel Tips.

When traveling to a foreign country, it’s always better if you make initial research about the country you’re about to travel to. Knowing the weather, for instance, would clue you in on what type of clothing should you bring. You’d also learn which months it would be best to travel to the destination of your choice.

Purchasing a map and a pocket dictionary would also be entirely helpful especially when the country you’re set on traveling to do not speak the same language that you do. If you’re traveling to the Philippines, we advise you to do the same thing to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. And to give you a head start on your research, here are a number of invaluable Philippine travel tips that you should keep in mind.

Philippine Travel Tip #1 – No language barriers!
That’s absolutely right. Since almost all Filipinos are able to understand and make themselves understood in English, there’s really no reason to learn Filipino – the official language of the Philippines – when you’re traveling to this part of Asia.

Of course, it would no doubt enhance your Philippine travel even more if you’re able to speak just a little bit of Filipino. It’s quite easy to learn, anyway, so you might as well give it a try. And for those who are native Chinese speakers, rejoice, because the Philippines has what they call Chinatown in Binondo, Manila, with residents of Filipino-Chinese descent and who could speak all kinds of Chinese dialects, ranging from Mandarin to Hokkien to Cantonese.

Philippine Travel Tip #2 – No pets allowed!
Unfortunately, there are almost no hotels in the Philippines that allow you to take your pets along with you. And so, if you’re debating whether to bring in your pet with you or not when you travel, it might be best to leave your pet behind for the meantime.

But if you don’t think that’s possible, then maybe you could instead choose to stay in an apartelle instead of the hotel accommodations you’ve reserved for. An apartelle usually comes in the form of a studio type pad – either with one or two bedrooms – and has a completely furbished living room, dining room and kitchen. Room service however is rarely available 24/7.

Philippine Travel Tip #3 – Rain or shine!
That basically sums up the weather that would greet you on your Philippine travel. To be really specific, there are three types of weather in the Philippines.

Rain arrives during the months of June to October. The cool temperature is retained sans rain during the months of November till February. The hot and dry season, on the other hand begins on March and ends on May.

 

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