Philippines – Jeepney

the Philippines

In the Philippines, you’ll see many of these funny, colorful cars. They are very popular, not only among the tourists.
They’re made from US military jeeps left over from World War II.
They are called Jeepney.

If you’re in the Philippines, you just have to take a ride with Jeepney. 🙂
But be aware, they may take many (tooooo many 😉 ) passengers, even over 50!

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Philippines – Natural Disasters

Mt Pinatubo, the Philippines

There is something more, you should have in mind before planning your trip to the Philippines.
The Philippines are located on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator. That makes earthquakes, typhoons, monsoon rains, floods or landslides, and volcanic eruptions more likely to occur in the Philippines.
It’s never boring there…

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Philippines – Is it dangerous?

Taal Volcano, the Philippines

Is it dangerous to visit the Philippines?
Well, it may be… If you’re lucky, everything may be fine; but you have to be aware of terrorists attacks or kidnaps. Some regions of the Philippines, especially Mindanao, should be avoided by travelers.

Currently, you can also find warnings concerning Zika virus in the Philippines.

Just be aware of everything before traveling!
Of course, “something” may happen everywhere, but some places are more dangerous.

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Philippines – Language

Banaue, the Philippines

If you’re planing to visit the Philippines, it’s good to know that English is one of the official languages (together with Filipino). This “travel convenience” originates from the American occupation in years 1898–1946.

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