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Welcome to the Philippines

Written by Patrick

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Welcome to the Philippines… or Mabuhay as they say in the Philippines. 

The Philippines is an archipelago located in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean.  This archipelago is a country and officially known as the Republic of the Philippines.  It consists of over 7,600 islands with a total land area of approximately 300.000 km2 (116,000 mi2).  The Philippines Is divided into three major island groups: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.  These island groups are further divided into 17 regions which are then divided into 81 provinces

The capital of the Philippines is Manila, and one of the most populous cities in both the Philippines and the world.

Location of the Philippines

Given its location so close to the equator makes the country prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but also endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world’s greatest biodiversity

This website provides a wealth of information about the Philippines as well as traveling to and around the Philippine islands. 

The following is an overview of some of the material this website has to offer that may be of interest to you.

It is broken into sections about a topic with a list of links to detailed articles on this website about each topic. 

We hope you find our information helpful to your travels. 

Please feel free to contribute your knowledge, experience, and tips. 

Happy & safe travels

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WHERE TO STAY

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CamelPack

I always carry a Camelbak Hydration Pack with me when traveling. Not only does it allow me to pack all my daily gear and snacks, but it also has a 3-liter water bladder which holds enough water to get me through the entire day.

Bluetooth Speaker

Compact yet mighty, a bluetooth speaker setup is a breeze, and the sound quality it delivers for its size is nothing short of impressive. Beyond its audio prowess, it boasts exceptional durability, making it an ideal companion for outdoor adventures.

UV Shirt

UV Shirt is an essential when travelling in a tropical country. Providing reliable protection during long hours in the water, not only comfortable but also ensures a secure shield against the elements.

Snorkel Gear

For my island-hopping escapades, a snorkel gear set has become indispensable. Designed to enhance the joy of snorkeling and free diving, each piece ensures comfort and functionality. Together, they create an immersive and enjoyable underwater experience.

Adventure Camera

As a long-time enthusiast of GoPro cameras, I can attest to their user-friendly nature, excellent image stabilization, and impressive footage quality. Waterproof and rugged, the GoPro is my reliable companion for capturing adventures in any environment.

Aqua Shoes

When it comes to beach footwear, aqua shoes offer exceptional support, breathability, and overall comfort. Well-crafted and sturdy, it provides effective protection against rocky terrain, quick drying for added convenience, and easy maintenance. A must-have for any outdoor enthusiast.

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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