10 Things you might Wonder about when Visiting the Philippines for the First Time

Jeepneys are relics from the war, converted to be used as public transport in the Philippines. If you have no idea where you're going, you'll probably lose yourself in the chaos of the Filipino public transport system. To avoid this, ask for directions as soon as you enter the jeepney and also ask if someone can give you a hint when to get out as the driver doesn't stop at fixed places. Pull the slipknot mounted on the ceiling of the jeepney to signalize that you want to get out. If you're more brave, try to imitate the locals. They blow kisses in the air to communicate. The colonial rule by the Spanish had a big impact on the Philippine culture. Not only the food and the … (Continue reading)