How to Survive the Poor Traveller: A Guide to the Philippines
Traveling the Philippines is a tough business, but if you’ve been here before, you’ll know how tough it can be.
That’s because the Philippines’ tourism industry is actually a very poor one.
Travelers don’t have much choice.
You can’t go to other countries, but you can go to the country you’re from, and there’s nothing better than a good meal in a restaurant or a night on the town.
And that’s if you’re lucky.
“There’s a lot of people who are just looking for an easy way to make money,” says Jose Luis, who has been living in the Philippines for more than 30 years.
“But I have a pretty good life, so I don’t feel like I need a job.”
When you travel alone, you might find yourself in a situation where the locals think you’re not good enough for them.
“They’ll tell you, ‘You can’t be the president of this country,'” says Luis.
For many Filipinos, traveling abroad is like being a tourist without the baggage. “
You’ll also find yourself at times in situations where the local government can’t seem to get around to supporting you, and the country is struggling with the influx of people from abroad.
So how can you survive in the country that made you famous? “
I’ve traveled to places where I was never supposed to go, like Japan and Germany,” says Luis, “but I’ve never been there to meet the people.”
So how can you survive in the country that made you famous?
First, know where you’re going.
“If you don’t know the country, you can’t expect to be treated any better,” says Marcos.
“You have to know the area well enough to know how it’s going to be.
If you don, you don.
That will help you to feel like you have a right to be there, to know where the best places are.”
You can find out more about the Philippines and its history at the Philippine National Tourism Administration.