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6 Things Nobody Told Me About the Philippines

Discussion in 'Travel Tips and Advice' started by JohnAsh, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. bigmac

    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    can you imagine if everyone gave in to the urge to climb things.
    teams of guys attempting to climb all the tall buildings ?

    this is silly...like the python sketch of guys climbing along a pavement .
    remember it ?

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  2. Druk1

    Druk1 Well-Known Member

    Not quite that old,liked Michael palin around the world in 80 days :)
  3. Mattecube

    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    Sometimes it's better to be curious than correct.
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  4. aposhark

    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    The reason I backpacked around the Philippines many times before I met my wife was to enjoy the Filipino people and their smiles. The scenery was secondary.

    Travelling was always what I wanted to do as a young man but now I have to resign myself to life where my nose is to the grindstone because little kids came along.
    Such is life, but there are wonderful joys to be had just being in a room watching our children do things as they are growing up.
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  5. aposhark

    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    "6 Things Nobody Told Me About the Philippines"


    1. Smiles are infectious.
    2. Politeness is something that we see there and wish it was in our own countries.
    3. Friendliness is heart-warming


    4. Queuing is incredibly frustrating.
    5. Travelling around with toddlers is a nightmare there.
    6. I would not be able to visit as much as I thought I would because flights are expensive.
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  6. Druk1

    Druk1 Well-Known Member

    The adventure travel show was excellent,the Dragcon seemingly wasn't so good (said people queued in the rain?The sky was blue).
  7. aposhark

    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    I forgot the most significant thing that nobody told me about the Philippines - that Filipinas are the strongest-willed women in the world. :eek:
    That the soft and sweet demeanour in the early days will be tempered into an impressive steeliness as the years roll on.
    Somebody once told me that the women run the Philippines and I understand this more and more.

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